Scared!! Thank goodness I have found this website after reading some of the others and scaring me to death!!!! I have just been diagnosed with moderate copd! I was diagnosed about 7 years ago that I had asthma, no treatment I was given ever really helped me and I never felt it was asthma. Up to 7 years ago I smoked but because I felt so unwell, really struggling to breath when walking etc, I decided I had to stop. I'm on spiriva now (3wks) and ventolin when needed which is a lot when I go out walking!! I started with chest/throat infections just at Christmas about 7 years ago now I am lucky if I go a month/6 weeks between each one now. Some say I should stay away from the firework events as it will further damage my lungs! Anyone know if this is true? Having copd review next week.
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