Mystery illness - seeking opinions

Hi! I guess I am just looking for opinions on whether or not I should seek CF testing. I'm sorry this is so long! Thank you in advance to anyone who can offer some advice. I've been "sick" on and off for a few years now. As a child I had strep throat A LOT until my tonsils were removed. I was also suspected to have asthma. I don't know how it was decided I didn't. I cleared my throat absolutely constantly but to my knowledge this was not investigated. As a preteen I had a heart murmur that apparently went away and had a couple fainting episodes and was diagnosed with syncope. I was pretty healthy through my teens and the first couple years of my 20s (I'm 27 now). Three to four years ago I started developing some strange symptoms that have been unexplained. Chest pain and shortness of breath even when sitting still were my first problems. I sometimes feel like I've ran a marathon (basically panting) sitting at my computer. My chest hurts pretty much every day. It hurts to take a deep breath. I get very short of breath from something as simple as walking around despite having been active my whole life until this started. Pretty exercise intolerant. I had a very deep rattle for a month or so when I was 17 that did go away by itself. More recently (a year or two ago) my doctor treated me with antibiotics for months and months (didn't help) due to a mystery lung infection. I am unable to sleep lying down because I feel smothered and actually slept propped up on my ...
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