- CASE FILE
I am constantly having coughing fits and shortness of breath, my heart rate goes over 150 and my respiratory rate goes over 35.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
Aberrant right subclavian artery. I think this is the causes of my coughing fits but the vascular surgeon said it wasn’t a symptom but when I did a google search and found two articles stating it is. I have this issue for 7 years and my symptoms are getting worse. I have been hospitalized 4 times this year and been on prednisone constantly since November 2018 and every time I go below 10 mg I end up in hospital. I also have the air pockets in my lungs collapse and my lung function has deteriorated since 2009. The pulmonologist keep saying it’s vocal dysfunction but an ENT and a speech pathologist has ruled it out but they didn’t like that answer so referred me to different ENT and speech pathologist. I need help because I can’t keep going this way. It is so bad I can no longer work. I have dust covers and air purifiers because I’m allergic to dust mites and even moved to a place with less dust.