Hi there hope your all well today.
Ive been reading this forum for years on lung advice and I just wanted advice from all you experts😊👍
Im 42 ex smoker from 18-37 always had broncitis from a kid.
Just found out Ive got stage 2 Copd dust ragweed tree pollen gerd and lpr reflux gilberts syndrome oxygen 57-80. Decrease from 69-80 from 2014.
I had the usual spirometry tests last yeat told I dont have it had x ray,ct scan,broncoscopy nothing showed up apparently.
Went to another specialist last month and this shown up.
But deep down I knew something was up four years ago when my ipper chest and arm muscle began to deteroarate even though then I was swimming 4-5miles a week.
How I have the usual loads of sputum get lots of infections (3 so far this year) and reflux doesnt help my diet even though i eat healthly
Ibe read all the medical advice when to go out or not etc get plenty of sleep etc.
But at the moment on clarithomycin and predisilone thats hard as I also het anxiety on them
So anyway ramble over. I read the advice for winter season avoid people and dont go out basically.
This is inposssible as I have hostpital appointments,docs meet friends etc. I cant ring the hosp docs and friends and screen them before I go lol
Also I look after a disabled partner in wheelchair and a disabled daughter ashtma epilepsy cerebral palsy. Its inpossible to stay away from people at einter with infections especially at this time I cant kick them all out and not go out or see anyone at christmas if there ill lol
Also I tried avamys and symbicort but both made my reflux terrible from them and was on montelukast in summer forallergies two years ago when I got pnemonia and had 10 infections fro oct-mar 2014. I also cant have anti histamine even though I am allergic to histamines lol as then thicken the mucus.
Does anyone out there have severe reflux as the les is weaked over the years from the steroid meds as I would love to find meds that I can manage. Also Ive had a chest rattle this week for left lung which has been on and off since christmas when can I excercise etc as there is so much conflicting info!!
I even get paranoid when Im sat down as I should be doing walking and excercise etc. I even get exaberations from certain excercise lots of spitum wheeze on treadmill and excercise bike. Was doing 2 miles ia day till last week my dad got a cold and bam rattle. I dont know when to stop if its too much as my chest can reflux from excercise even though I am on high meds
So now tight chest at 4am every night and not getting much sleep but still plodding on 😊
Anyway rant over moderators feel free to edit my lengthy post as Ive just re read it and its like the ramblings of a madman heh.
Thanks for hopefully listening unless you nodded off and all take care. 👍🏻