Just wondered if anyone has had any experience of being referred to a respiratory specialist and what I might expect from my appointment?! Gps and Asthma Nurse still baffled by my ongoing chest problems (SOB,tight/heavy chest,palpitations,no cough or wheezing) Chest xrays show lung inflamation, Peak Flow at best 400 but no lower than 330, Spriometer test shows some reversability however not enough improvement made after going into week 3 of preds. Using Clenil twice day and also my Ventolin most days as well. Symptoms especially difficult at night time. Gps do think Asthma of some description is the likely cause but wont formally diagnose until 100% sure.
Im a bit nervous about the appoint, (which Ihavent got a date for yet) and wondered if anyone can share their experiences of what tests they might do. Ive heard theres one where they take blood from the artery in your wrist? Obviously I know that everyones appointments are individual to them but hearing others experiences and being prepared might put my mind at rest a little. Thanks!