I posted just over a month ago about being diagnosed with COPD. At the time I was in a state but with everybody's advice and just reading different posts on here, I have realised that this condition will only beat you if you let it.
The question, is there more than one that an exacerbation can occur?
This week I lost my voice and started coughing, saw GP who prescribed antibiotics just in case, though my chest was clear. Started coughing more with some green mucus and yesterday got very breathless, rang GP as instructed but couldn't have an appointment, later the GP rang and sent me to hospital saying I probably needed steroids and a nebuliser. Of I went, and was given both but chest still clear. The doctor said it was an exacerbation but I'm confused, I thought an exacerbation usually happened when you have a chest infection, but I haven't.