Does anyone know what "NOS means on.....

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by doxygirl, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. doxygirl

    doxygirl New Member

    I had my pcp to a breathing capacity test since I have wheezing in my lungs ( from my mold injury ) on the authorization paper they sent me for my ins co it says :

    diagnosis description:
    shortness of breath
    asthma NOS

    I just wonder what that means........

    They told me it was "ok" ( the test itself) but can a breathing test come back ok when I now have bouts of asthma?

    I think my Dr is a quack.....I can hear and feel the wheezing in my lungs and he never mentions it to me????

    I don't get why I have to "tell him" that I have wheezing?

    Thanks for your help

    Doxy
  2. netnut

    netnut New Member

    NOS means Not Otherwise Specified.

    In your case:

    diagnosis description:
    shortness of breath
    asthma NOS

    They are saying that you have asthma NOS because they cannot say where they asthma is coming from.

    They use this NOS quite often in psychiatric diagnosis too. Mood disorder NOS, PDD NOS which is Pervasive Developmental Disorder NOS, and many others.