I haven't been on here for awhile - I hope you're all ok and baring up with the recent change in weather.
I had my LFT today, I was alittle worried about the results, as I had to start Pred again two days ago and my peakflow has dropped v.low again. Although I wasn't expecting a perfect result, I was anxious to find that my FEV1 was only 36% of my predicted 71%. Everything else seemed ok, and the Lung Diffusion Test (the one that measures your lung gas exchange) was good...it's just this FEV1. I had some ventolin and they done a post-test and my FEV1 didn't improve much at all. Im worried that without demostrating reversibilty (improvement of more than 15% post-ventolin), I will be diagnosed with COPD - falling into the severe bracket.
Has anyone else had similar LFT results? I'm confused and worried. I've been on pred 5 times this year and so want to get better and back to normal. I'm scared I'll never get better and something worse will happen. I've been in hosp twice and the last one was close..
Sorry for being gloomy
I really hope you're all well. On a ligher note, I've just devoured a chocolate pud - it made me forget things, even it was for a few moments. The power of chocolate!