- Dec 9, 2021
- Learn about ALS
Hey everyone. I’m very concerned. I am 48 year old female ,I developed some shallow breathing with anxiety about month ago. Started getting worse over time. I then started getting jolted awake every night all night like with muscle cramps ,heart attack like symptoms, choking on air. I went to hospital got blood gas test came out with high oxygen low carbon dioxide . Now I wake up with hardly any oxygen lit feels like with severe shallow breathing . Drs just say it’s anxiety but I know it isn’t. This just started this month. And I feel like I’m getting worse every day. Breathing is so shallow and exhaling feels non existent. Heart rate is always high. I had ct scan and chest X-ray all fine. Ogygen meter reads normal. But my blood gases aren’t. I was fine before a month ago this all happened so fast. Can onset of respiratory symptoms start like this and progress like this ? I just got my primary to refer me to neurologist I went an emg test done. My lab work came out all fine. Thyroid is good. Platelets were little high though 437. I’ve never had shallow breathing like this before I can’t function or go anywhere it’s so bad. Exhaling is the most difficult. I feel like my breathing muscles are compromised I don’t know what it feels like but something isn’t right and I’m so afraid it’s ALS.