hi everyone I were diagnosed with COPD stage 2 by my GP Jan 2020 just before 1st lockdown.
Shown how to use inhaler & rescue spray given an information sheet, since then had two telephone reviews.
Since diagnosis I have been doing really well never needed to use the rescue spray & coughed up very little sputum in the mornings (whitish) the only time I got breathless was when bending, I have arthritis & osteoporosis in my back & silly me because of the pain I hold my breath when bending which makes me even more breathless but it only lasts whilst bending down I didn’t get breathless walking.
Last November I caught a heavy cold the sputum yellowish, thick & sticky had to use rescue spray for the first time then just before Xmas hubby came home coughing & chesty which of course I caught but I was still feeling the effects from the November bout & I haven’t been right since my condition has worsened night time I can’t sleep feel I’m chocking on the sputum stuck at the back of my throat I go through 1/4 box of tissues per night trying to cough it all up same in the morning & throughout the day, really breathless now on exertion.
I do have sinus problems & during the night thick mucus drops down the back of my throat has done for years all my life really I’m prone to sinusitis, could it be contributing to all the gunge I’m coughing up.
does COPD progress this rapidly?
Can anyone offer advice as I’m getting really scared now, I’m 72.
Hi Hilary. I don’t live with COPD, so can’t offer you any wisdom, but it sounds like you need to have a chat with your Doctor about these issues, to see what could be done to try to help.
Hopefully someone who understands COPD and how it works will come along soon.