I am having real problems with chronic coughs and wheezing and some breathing difficulties. After ruling out heart failure (I had swollen ankles as well), the doc suggested asthma and has been testing various inhalers on me. I find they make a minimal difference. During one incident I saw an out of hours GP at the local hospital with breathing difficulties. She gave me a nebuliser which immediately made me worse and I was taken to A&E and given steroids, which worked a treat. The GP thought this meant it wasnâ€™t asthma, the A&E doc disagreed.
Subsequently I had a spirometary test with readings before and after a nebuliser and the post-nebuliser results were again worse. The nurse considered OCPD but said her hunch was asthma. A GP I saw recently whilst in rehab said he thought it was neither asthma nor OCPD, but wasnâ€™t sure what to suggest.
Anyway, while I am waiting to get to the bottom of it i have been reading quite widely and come across PowerBreathe and â€œCellfoodâ€ concentrate which are reported to improve lung function. Is this just sales patter or is there any truth in it? Has anyone got any views or experience on either before I consider splashing out?
Thanks in advance!
Many thanks in advance.