I've been MIA for a while, I'm back...

@Aali311 (6127)
United States
April 22, 2007 11:12am CST
I just spent an hour approving friends and reading messages.I have not been on mylot for about two and a half months now, I was working, started my own business and I was doing good, struggle though because I was sick everyday, I was having a hard time getting normal things done, I ended up in hospital and I was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension. I have not heard of this illness until I was diagnosed with it, I had no idea it even existed. If you anything about this conditon or know someone who has it, please feel free to discuss it. I'm trying to do as much research as I can...so if you can help in any ways please let me know. Thanks for reading.
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8 responses
@caribe (2465)
• United States
22 Apr 07
Hi, Aali, Welcome back to myLot. I was wondering what happened to you. I am sorry to hear that you have been sick and that you have PPH I have pulmonary hypertension also. I think mine is secondary though. I live in a low altitude area which is better for you if you have PPH. Very few people know about this illness and friends often misunderstand and think you are talking about regular hypertension. There is a lot of information on the internet about this. Read everything you can and try to live your life with the least amount of stress to your lungs. I have heart problems as well as asthma, which I try to keep on top of to try to make less stress on my lungs. If you smoke, you definitely should quit.
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
29 Apr 07
Sorry to hear that you are having some Health problems. Isn't this something to do with your Heart? Glad to see you back on here, and take Care of yourself. You will be in my thoughts and Prayers that they will be able to help you deal with this.
@mansha (6301)
• India
23 Apr 07
Oh thats why you were missing. As far as I know this disease has no explanation why it occurs. basiocally the blood presure in the arteries of lung increases. just look at this site for more details http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4752 you can go to http://www.dailystrength.com for anysupport you need. they have different communities through which patients and doctors can interact with each other.
@asmurthy (2464)
• India
23 Apr 07
secondary pulmonary hypertension (SPH) means the cause is known. A common cause of SPH are the breathing disorders emphysema and bronchitis. Other less frequent causes are the inflammatory or collagen vascular diseases such as scleroderma, CREST syndrome or systemic lupus erythematosus. Because PPH cannot be diagnosed until all types of secondary pulmonary hypertension (of which there are many) have been excluded on clinical grounds, PPH is very difficult to diagnose.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
23 Apr 07
that was sad ..being sick and all due to hard work and business.. just try easing it up a little bit.. just wondering where did you get that sickness..is it due to weather conditions? as of now i havent heared that kind of sickness to any of my friends but it ry browsing here and post it for you.
@Grandmaof2 (7603)
• Canada
22 Apr 07
Welcome back and for having me on your friends list. Hope the business is still doing well for you. Hope you didn't have to gve it up. I don't know much about pulmonary hypertension but I do have asthma and I know that can be bad enough. Take care of yourself and look forward to hearing from you.
@Sailor (1161)
• United States
22 Apr 07
Welcome back, I hope you feel better, and that the stress in your life is staying low.
@brendalee (6083)
• United States
22 Apr 07
Welcome back. I was wondering why we hadn't heard from you. I am sorry you got sick. I don't know much about what you have but I have a site where I get my medical information from. Its hard to find a website you can trust, so that why I only use two main ones on the internet. I either use webmd or this one..... http://medlineplus.gov/