First time here, first question. I have had a history of uncontrolled GERD,deployments to Iraq around burn pits, and a former smoker.
About 7 years ago, I woke up coughing up blood. Thought it may have had something to do with aspirating stomach acid while I was sleeping. This happenned a few days prior to the event.
I went to the ER, was given a Z pack, and sent home with a referral to a pulmonologist. I had some scans done and a ??Brochial wash?? under sedation. The scans showed multiple nodules left and right lung. Ever since then, I have had a scan done once a year. About 1 1/2 years ago, I changed Pulmonologist. One of the first things he ordered was a PFT. He noted this in my chart:
CT scan Dec 2022 w/ stable nodules and area of scarring Repeat CT in October 2021 shows stable bilateral nodules with benign appearance. Slight subpleural
reticular interstitial changes are also unchanged.
He did have PFTs that showed normal spirometry with an FVC of 5.50 L (91%), and FEV1 of 4.16 L
(95%).. He did have reduced DLCO at 14.7 (53%).
CPAP download showed excellent adherence with compliance of 100% with AHI of 2.1. . He was previously in the Army with significant bronchitic asbestos exposure.
I am exhausted at mid day everyday. I have to take a nap, just tired. Does having a DLCO number like this maybe contribute? I was given a script of Trelegy. Could this help? Should I try and request another PFT?
Thank you, I am on a learning curve here.