Good evening everyone. For those who remembered about my six year wait for PR i had my assessment Friday. I was asked to show how i use my inhaler my oxygen was taken and i was asked to walk from one side of the room to the other with an oxygen tag thing on my finger and as it speeded up (which was very slow anyway) my oxygen was fine ! In fact i was asked if i was out of breath and i wasn't. She checked my lungs with stethoscope and said chest was clear and asked if i did exercise. I explained i had just purchased an oscalating plate and do exercise on this for 20 minutes a day .
The lady told me i don't need PR and that the only thing to watch was my diet . She gave me some fact sheets on breathing and eating and said good luck!
Well - i was pleased that my copd isn't that advanced yet but was surprised that i wasn't needing this? I told the lady about the fact that sometimes i can't cough up anything and feel like the mucus is stuck and when i exercise i really want to have a good cough but i end up
Making growling noises because nothing comes up. She said that i could get a script from GP for Carbocisteine which actually thins out the mucus making it easier to bring up. So anyone else used these tablets? My GP was quite reluctant to give them and in the end i said i wanted to try them so i got them in the end.