Hey, I posted this in my thread but I thought it'd be an interesting thread in itself. Had my first spirometry today and I just could not do the forced exhalation. We had over 10 tries (Even though you're only supposed to go for 8 I think, but I was determined to try) and we managed one, just about passable result to send to the GP. The issue was after the forced blow out of air, my lungs were empty, the nurse was still saying "Keep blowing" etc and I had nothing, it actually hurt trying, and the computer just said "Abrupt Stop" and refused to accept the result.
Has this happened to anyone else?
More broadly, what are other peoples experiences of spirometry, have you found it to be a useful tool in your diagnosis, did you struggle to get through it?