Hi all. I was told I had asthma when I was 11 and have had inhalers on and off over the years. It's only been in the last couple of years that I've had more tests for my asthma and allergies (I nearly always have a runny nose).
Anyway, whilst at my health review appointment on Monday, the nurse mentioned that I was on both the asthma register and COPD register - news to me! I currently have a chest infection, so am taking antibiotics and now have Fostair with a spacer thing. I am not coughing as much, but I feel drained and tire easily. I have had a few days off work, but feel guilty now that I am not wheezing as much. I tire walking upstairs at the moment, so something isn't right. Does this sound normal for a chest infection?
Also, should I be seeing a specialist of some sort if I have bith asthma and COPD? The nurse mentioned rehabilitation through exercise - until the chest infection, I was doing strength training at the gym 3 times a week! I'm not sure whether I need some sort of 'official' diagnosis (asthma/copd/both)?
Phew, sorry for the essay.