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Suffering from random breathing. Pulmonary function test normal. Lung disease in the family. Do I have the same disease?

I have problems with breathing randomly, I can t figure out what triggers it, I have been to the doctors and had a pulmonary funtion test and they said everything was fine. It makes it hard for me to breath when I m around smole, humidty makes it worse, and like right now I m laying in bed and can t catch my breath. I don t know what to do. My aunt died a year ago of a lung disease. A bacteria that ate away her lungs and its genetic . It scares me to think I might have that but no one can find anything wrong
Asked On : Tue, 7 Aug 2012
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From your symptoms it seems you have some kind of allergy. Probably because your breathing problem is not very marked your PFT is coming normal. Another possibility is a condition called ILD which in early stages may cause mild breathlessness. I suggest you get a HRCT of chest and diffusion capacity done to rule out this problem. In the meanwhile, take montair lc and aerocort inhaler and see if your symptoms improve. I hope you are not a smoker! If you are you should quit smoking.
Answered: Wed, 22 Aug 2012
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