Last winter I was on antibiotics from September to March intermittently. Won.t bore you with all the details as I have been asking my GP for a Chest Ex-ray'during all that time. Anyway He still hasn't arranged one. I eventually gotl the phlegm, I constantly have been coughing up since September, checked and it came back this September say no bugs. So GP just accepted that and decided no more antibiotics. I told him then that my Bricanyl had no effect on my lack of breathing which he rubbished. I am also on Seretide 500 one puff twice a day and Montelukast. Anyway during my appointment for flu jab the Sister said what about a Spirometry test. That was carried out last week and yesterday my GP phoned me to say I have COPD. Why didn,t the GP think of that earlier I do not know. Anyway during the call he said to make an appointment to see him which I am sure he could have made on his timetable anyway the appointment is for the 16th December so I guess I just keep taking my Seretide till then. Why I am writing this blog is to say to all Asthma sufferers to think of this test sooner if they don't feel well even though I am still harping on about a chest ex-ray. Sorry I had to make this so long but it has been a long road and I feel they could have found this sooner especially when I said the Brycanyl was not working for me he should have taken that on board. I have had Asthma since childhood and knew something had changed. It has been so frustrating so I have made another appointment already for January as I know the right medication, for me, will not be found on one appointment also I will again ask for a chest ex-ray as I have been reading the NHS & British Heart & Lung say that this should be the first course of action for COPD Has anyone else out there been stepped up from Asthma to COPD and what medication do they find useful? I know everyone is different.
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