Would firstly like to say I feel for anyone struggling with this disease. I personally feel quite shocked that I have probably got it!
I’ve recently been told that my chest X-ray revealed that I have early signs of COPD but that it is non acute.
I think I had two Covid infections this year one in March and one in June. I say think because I tested negative for one but the symptoms were very similar.
Anyway, the cough lingered and I started experiencing the phlegm problem at the back of my throat so was sent for an X-ray. Btw I’d had ‘walking pneumonia’ in 2015 and any cold or infection has always gone straight to my chest since then but had never experienced the throat problem before.
My question is, ‘Is the throat thing one of the most significant symptoms of COPD?’ And, is a spirometry test the main tool used for diagnosing?
My GP has said that I don’t have a definite diagnosis and need further testing but he will not send me for a CT scan until I’ve had the spirometry test which there is a long wait for. It may be in January or longer before I get one. God knows how long the wait for a CT scan will be! So I’m feeling in limbo and quite
anxious about all this. I have had a terrible cough for 3 weeks now and reluctant to take more antibiotics but wondering if this will ever go without them?
Any, thoughts or suggestions or advice would be so welcome.
Thank you in advance!