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I had that test every time I saw my respirologist. it gets easier each time you do it.

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3/14/16 10:32 P

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I did my first one in the fall. You sit in a round "chamber" usually with the door open, until they do the test where they close it. My nose was pinched and a tube/mouthpiece is put in my mouth. there was a variety of tests to check how much I could take in, push out and how fast and deep. There was one test they did where it was like hyperventilating which made me a bit dizzy. After all this I was given a dose of inhaler meds and did the same tests all over again. Overall, not a bad experience(except the one test mentioned above) and it didn't take that long.
Best wishes on your test!

Edited by: DARLENE474 at: 3/14/2016 (22:32)
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A year ago I was training for a 5K. Two weeks ago I ended up on Prednisone and still can't walk around the block at my usual level so I am going for a Pulmonary Function Test on Thursday. I have had asthma for 20 years and have never had this done. I was told it would take about an hour - what are they going to do to me? The Spirometer doesn't take an hour!

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