I was diagnosed as having emphysema/COPD. (don't know what the difference is between them so not certain which one to use!!)
That was about 4-5 maybe more years ago. I was give a spiro-?????? Test and then got some inhalers to puff on. As I still smoke it felt wrong to use the inhalers so I stopped using them, told GP why and they were then taken off my repeat script.
After about two years I was called in to have another spiro-thingy. Since then? Nothing!!!!
No Respiratory nurse.
No COPD team.
Just the ventolin for me to use when I'm struggling to breathe. (Which it either helps or it doesn't). I'm once again on antibiotics for yet another chest infection as well as a bunch of steroids that have always been given at the same time.
So what should I be getting and who should I mention this to? Can anybody help, please??