Question: How often should I have CT scans? Had initial x-ray followed by 2 CT scans 3 months apart. Next is to be scheduled in 9 months. It has been 5 months.
Had episode woke up Gasping for breath- had turned over in sleep to ‘bad side’. Couldn’t get enough air then dizzy, sharp pain chest & back, tingling right arm. Thought heart attack. Saw cardiologist, heart fine. Pulmonologist said hyperventilating & something to do with carbon dioxide can cause tingling arm & dizziness & said maybe do x-ray or another CT scan. Since propped up pillows no repeat & can sleep one side & back. Do have some pain in chest when I wake up & take deep breaths at first.
Since I feel better wondering if I should wait with CT scan. It’s a lot of radiation.
How often do people on this forum have scans.
Sorry for long posts- new & have so many questions. 💞