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Foxy05
Foxy05

Hi I have either passive or genetic COPD

Still have cough finding it difficult to do anything without coughing.

Under COPD nurse

Waiting to see hospital specialist, been 2 months & still no date.

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hi welcome to the site you should find lots of help and advice here , hope you soon get your hospital appointment ,take care

Foxy05
Foxy05
in reply to mmzetor

Thank you.

Hi Foxy05,

From my experience it pays to make a few phone calls and not just sit and wait. The NHS is pretty amazing but this is one area where things could be improved.

Tony

Foxy05
Foxy05
in reply to dall05

Thanks have tried but still on waiting list.

Foxy05
Foxy05
in reply to dall05

I work for NHS but no privileges I'm doing everything I can. Thank you.

Welcome foxy05, it is rotten having to wait, the government guidelines are 18 week pathway. I can't believe 18 weeks is government guide lines our hospital works to their own deadlines which for new referrals usually happens in about 6 weeks, a few specialities are longer but not a lot. Have you tried asking the GP to refer you via the choose and book system ? you can then choose which of the hospitals near you that has the shortest wait. good luck

janx

Foxy05
Foxy05
in reply to grannyjan

Hi it's all being done by choose & book but no appointments. Doctors have phoned twice to get me seen sooner. Having to wait for appt in post. Trying my 3rd inhaler. I'm a fighter. I'll get there thank you.

grannyjan
grannyjan
in reply to Foxy05

sorry foxy, waiting is probably the worst part of being poorly. take care and fingers crossed for a soon appointment. jan x

Foxy05
Foxy05
in reply to grannyjan

Thank you fingers crossed

Hi foxy05

sorry you are having this wait to see consultant. Are you meanwhile doing all you can to improve things? Hopefully you are exercising, eating well, drinking lots, staying away from people with infections. I assume you have some meds from your doc/respiratory nurse? Is your cough productive? Have you sent a sample in to see if you need antibiotics? Sorry - you may already be on antibiotics but you didn't say.

I agree with others, keep plugging away to get an appointment. I have been told in the past to keep ringing because they often get cancellations and you may be lucky enough to grab one.

Foxy05
Foxy05
in reply to evermore

Thank you with all the help, everyone has been so helpful l.

Hello, welcome Foxy, I recently read that pineapples have something in them that stops a cough! Might be worth a try 😁

huff xxx

Foxy05
Foxy05
in reply to hufferpuffer

Thank you I'll give it a go.

I also have COPD and I too had a cough. It turned out I also had asthma and with tablet each night I have no more coughing. Good luck.

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