futurehope Posted November 7, 2005 Report Share Posted November 7, 2005 I haven't been able to read each piece of each post on this forum, but I have a suggestion for people who have breathing difficulties. It is something I would do in a similar situation. If you had the "usual" breathing tests and there is still no reason for your shortness of breath, you can suggest to your doctor having an Achr antibody test done. It's a blood test that checks for an autoimmune disease - myasthenia gravis.I realize that I'm no doctor and am unknowledgeable about many things, but breathing is a major body function.I really took my time deciding whether I would post this or not. I do not want to scare anybody.The reason I decided to post is, it seems like it's way too easy to blame everything on POTS or NCS and leave it at that without pursuing other possibilities for a particular symptom.Since much is still unknown about why some people have POTS, I think it is important to keep in mind that there are other medical conditions out there that could be causing symptoms and it would be prudent not to get too complacent about the cause of a symptom - especially if you are feeling uneasy about it.I hope I have not offended or scared anyone. And I wish everyone the best. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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