I suffered from inhaling road dust back in May and have been struggling with shortness of breath since. I do have severe copd anyway but this has made my breathing a lot worse. I have been told that my breathing is not likely to improve. I am an ex smoker and could really kick myself now for not quitting earlier, but what is done is done. I have started to feel quite depressed now though as I sometimes struggle to even walk to my kitchen. The breathlessness does vary but there are more bad times than good!!
I am not as yet seeing anyone from pulmonary rehab as there is a long waiting list, I think I now have another 2 months to wait, having been on a list since December 2013. I am already on the maximum medication.