does anyone have shortness of breath with FM

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by mamadawn, Jul 30, 2006.

  1. mamadawn

    mamadawn New Member

    Does any one suffer from shortness of breath while doing very little. If I go up the stairs to my bedroom or walk into a grocery store I become winded. I am not sure why this is happening. Does any one out there know why?
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  2. Michelle_NZ

    Michelle_NZ New Member

    I get this too sometimes, sorry I dont know why, I've always just thought it was due to having CFS or Fibro.

    Maybe someone else will have a better answer for you.
    Take care
    Michelle
  3. mamadawn

    mamadawn New Member

  4. mamadawn

    mamadawn New Member

  5. lenasvn

    lenasvn New Member

    I really don't know for sure, but I've noticed a pattern where my Tachycardia is there at the same time. Maybe it is as they say that we have constant lack of oxygen in our bodies?
  6. Adl123

    Adl123 New Member

    Dear Mamadawn,
    I do, and I'll tell you what it is with me.

    I have CFIDS/FM, and about 9 other conditions. Last spring, I first developed shortness of breath, after a bout with whooping cough. My Dr. told me that I had Congestive Heart Failure, and that my lungs were filling up. He treated me, and I was fine until this spring. I think the flare-ups are allergen produced.

    What happens, is, that CFIDS weakens the heart muscle just as it weakiens all the others. (I've had CFIDS since 1970). After many years, the heart is too weak to work efficiently, and, in the presence of allergies, or bronchitis, etc... the lungs fill up with liquid, instesd of clearing out.

    Another thing that contributed to this condition, is Metformin, a drug for Diabetes. I had very bad reactions, and severe weakness and shortnbess of breath with this, and my Dr. would not listen to me. (In fact, I left him because of this). I believe it is also responsible for my condition.

    So, I don't think FM had any connection with my shortness of breath. That doesn't mean that it wouldn't , for another person.

    Good luck,
    Terry
  7. 1sweetie

    1sweetie New Member

    Yes..with the smallest amount of exercution. It bother me if I bend, or reach,carry any weight at all, or a small incline. They told me that it is another symptom of CFS.

    I did have a cat scan recently that showed moderate COPD but they still think it is related to the CFS. I will be going to a pulmonary specialist in a few weeks. The last time I went in though they thought it was a special type of GERD. I am exercise intolerant.

    I don't know what it is but I have had this problem for quite a while.