I've been having difficulty breathing and experiencing "air hunger" for quite a while now. No doctor has ever recommended me to do a basic yet very important test; an x-ray of the chest. I did one last week during a routine health checkup with EKG and exercise stress test. Everything came back normal except the chest x-ray. Compared to my previous CT/PET scan from August it looks like something is growing somewhere deep inside my lungs. I've been to a very good pulmonologist today and he was speechless about the approach and testing methods of the doctors i've seen before. He took more than an hour to discuss my medical history and told me he tries to see and treat the body as a whole. I've heard functional practitioners, naturopaths etc. saying that but a conventional doctor? He must be good then! He even showed interest in all the testing i've done with private labs like genova and metametrix which he made copies from. He believes i've some kind of viral or bacterial infection or a combination thereof that has gone systemic. The first thing to do is to rule out the most common infections like TB and KP. Got a DPP skin test, a series of x-rays and a sputum test for culture today and have a follow-up on friday with a complete pulmonory function test. Is there anyone here who has or had a serious bacterial/viral/yeast infection in the lungs that has spread to other parts of the body?