I know we are all diffant with our lungs but have read with this copd that if you start to have a cold you should get to the doctors straight away for tablets and i have had 2 colds (runny nose.sneezing.sniffing) has you know when you have a cold but not felt that bad and with in a day or 2 this has gone (thank goodness) and have not botherd going to my gp has my doctor wont give me emergeny tablets he says i dont need them yet even though i have moderate copd.
so what i am trying to find out and can only think that is it mostly just persons with more severe copd that need tablets (antibiotics) if they have a cold or infection because where i am being told to look after myself with this.
I thought if you have copd then a cold can lead to infection that could lead to other things where you could end up in hospital and lose some lung funtion.
So is not best to deal with this and to keep out of hospitals
I know i should not think this and would never knock the NHS sevice but i sometimes wonder and feel that because i was an x smoker my doctor thinks... well not sure what he thinks but again he would not send me on a pr course has said im not ill enough has it was a BLF member of staff who i met at a local breath easy group got me onto a pr course and the nurse told me at the course that they prefere to get people with copd in early so they can monitor and educate them more.
moan over i will just plod on
keep warm everyone....music