Hi all fellow sufferers. I have just been diagnosed after having a terrible winter last winter after having chest infections which seem to last all winter. Even though I had a history of Bronchitus from a child my Health Centre let me down badly as I was just sent away being told it was a bad winter for bugs!! Finally last January having got another cold and bad chest I was sent for an X Ray which discovered I had COPD. My air sacs in my lungs are damaged due to so many chest infections and yes smoking. I will add I gave up 15 years ago!! I now have a steroid puffer and another long lasting ventolin type puffer which really help. In October I had another bad cold which went down on my chest and I took my emergency melds that my COPD rehab course told me to apply for. I took Amoxillian two courses in fact but they did not really have any effect and went back to my doctor who said do not take anymore and then gave me the steroid puffer. I do feel slightly better for my puffer but still feel unwell after 6 weeks. Just wondering if anybody else has had the same experience? And wonder if I need to go back for more Antibiotics and different ones.
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