I'm in California, but I have a lung condition, which puts us on the same footing.
I have been diagnosing myself online, as I cannot afford a doctor. The "free clinic" is being looked into today. So far, it appears I have COPD, and now I discover that my 97 oxygen level, sitting or running, isn't the issue, but the removal of CO2. While I await approval for my doctor visit, is there a way to check our CO2 level at home?
Next question: What conditions mimic COPD? I have quite a time with the common cold; my body producing histamine galore, and my hands, feet, face and tongue can swell gigantic for 24 hours. I would feel I was dealt 4 aces to learn I don't have COPD, but my breathing is becoming less effective, without breathing deeply, and I feel quite goofy sometimes.