Always suspected I had a lung bug but no Doctor would diagnose.
I'm new here. I have a history of lung infections from living in NYC in unheated apartments and so forth. It started in 1998 when I began coughing up stuff that had a metallic taste constantly. It went away in the summer but would return in the winter. I had no health insurance so didn't go see a Dr till 2006. I finally saw a Doctor who said I might have "walking pneumonia" and prescribed a week of antibiotics. I got better while taking them, but after the week was over the symptoms came back but not as strong. In 2013 I started having heart palpitations and lung spasms, my right leg was paralyzed for a month, and I started not being able to breathe all the way down to the bottom of my lungs. I coughed up a lot of weird, super sticky stuff from my lungs that was very hard to bring up. And have been doing it ever since on and off. The symptoms seem to reduce in summer and increase in winter. The best doctors could tell me in 2013 was that I had lived in a water compromised building and had been exposed to mold and pesticide. I saw an "environmental specialist" who treated me for possible mold exposure with the Shoemaker Protocol.
After the "unexplainable" crisis in 2013, I devoted my life to health and finding out what was wrong with me. I learned how to eat organically and did a Weston Price style diet. But I couldn't do cardio very much now with my breathing trouble and I gained weight. The Affordable Care act was passed and I got on health insurance and got a Primary Care Physician. He thought I had "asthma" and tried to give me an inhaler but I refused it. I just couldn't believe I could "develop" asthma this late in life. I explained to him that a doctor had told me I had "walking pneumonia" in 2006 and had been coughing in the winter ever since but he didn't think that was relevent.
Ever since 2013 I have been searching for the answer to why I can't breathe all the way down to the bottom of my lungs sometimes, why cardio is much more difficult, why I have a burning sensation in my lungs sometimes, why I sometimes feel as if I have a low grade fever going on, etc. After finding this information on asthmastory.com, I wonder if I actually have CPN or another type of bug in my lungs and need a course of antibiotics to kill it. What do you think? Opinions?