Hello people 😬
Didn't know a site like this existed so am very happy to see posts that relate a little to what I'm experiencing at the minute.
I have never been diagnosed with asthma although I have had breathing troubles since I was in my early twenties , I'm now 52🤔
I have tried numerous inhalers and two years ago I ended up in hospital having exacerbated and they adviced me that my crp levels were too high and my ECG was all over the place?
They said I would need another ECG and gave me doxys and preds to help.
I was never given another ECG or offered one and that was three years ago. Since then I have been just using flixotide with my normal blue ventolin. Every time I see my gp advising him that I can't breath and that every day I cough up green phlem , often with blood streaks in it at least twice a day, sometimes more but all they say is ! Your chest is clear and your oxygen levels are fine.
My sister is an advanced nurse practitioner in copd and has told me to ask for a chest X-ray and a spirometer test but I know they will just shrug me off. Can I ask for this privately. They either tell me to try another inhaler etc etc but I have tried fostair and many others.
Trouble is I don't like to cause anyone any problems but this coughing up phlem every day is getting me low and because I work full time , and see patients myself , when I speak on the phone to them I end of losing my voice or my voice becomes hoarse and I can't get my breathe properly.
Any advice would be great fully appreciated.