Tell me more about the tub related lung problems. I have had a tub for years and used it extensively. I have some mild breathing problems but never considered the tub as a source.
Everything went downhill since I bought it . Never smoked a day in my life , yet my oxygen blood saturation is below that of a chain smoker now . When I'm driving I'm actually slipping into the 80's with the oxygen saturation meter . I have terrible headaches because my Red blood cell count is off the scale . Max is 92 and I'm at 184 . And a sleep apnea machine I breath threw at night is not fixing the problem .
I was using chlorine and noticed I had a terrible time breathing after I used the hot tub , so I switched to bromine but it wasn't much better .
I'm always wheezing as I breath after using the tub . To this day my inner ears are plugged and I have terrible hearing now as a result . When you go down a mountain and yours ears pop , that's the same thing I have now since using the hot tub except I can rarely get them to pop .
As for the lungs I went for testing and it's not looking good . The puffer sprays they gave me made during testing made no improvement so there sending me for more tests . The doctors basically puzzled .
I really think I got a bacterial infection in my lungs called hot tub lung , but I'm not sure. Hopefully not because if its caught to late its perminant lung damage , which would be the outcome in my case .
They aren't really believing me that I've never smoked ,as they keep on asking . I have never smoked in my life as I've always thought it was very disgusting .
I'm pretty sure this is going to have a very grim ending .
And if it doesn't get any worse than this . The first few months I used the hot tub I was fine strength wise , but in December I got extremely weak as I was lying in the lounger of the hot tub , and it took me about three weeks to recover . Got in it again and I had the same horrible symptoms of extreme weakness and yet another 3 weeks to recover my strength .
This is not good news , as they used to put you in hot water to test for MS before the MRI was available . The doctors found that patience with MS had there symptoms flare up while in hot water .
My mother died from complications from MS , and she could not be in a room one degree over 70f , or she went down hill from the disease .
So now to boot I'm going for testing to see whether I have MS now . So far my idea of owning a hot tub has really been about a worse case scenario experience.
I don't doubt the doctor is going to tell me to put the kibosh on any wood working to , but I won't know till there's further testing. I wear a high end mask made for h2s gas , but if I take it off to soon I really pay for it . Hate wearing a mask for hours on end , as it kinda ruins the whole experiance