I have been reading posts in this forum since mid July 2015 after I was prescribed inhaler (salbutimoal 100 and clenil 100), two puffs of each morning and before going to bed and was advised by the nurse that I have asthma, however I never bothered as I would feel normal apart from one or chest infections per years which would clear with a course of amoxoline 500 mg for 7 days. I have been smoking 10 cigs (some times more) a day for like since I was 16 many (now i am 53). Dec. 2014 I had a cough and sore throat which I though will go away itself but it did not and my chest was very wheezy and tight. So I went to the doc he asked if i was talking any inhalers to which I replied no. Doc gave me steroid tablets for a week and advised me to take inhalers. The doc asked me to see the ashtma nurse and the nurse did spirometry. By then I have read post on this forum and for the first time learnt about COPD. So after the spirometry I asked the nurse if I had COPD to which she confidently replied that I had asthma and I should use both inhalers regularly. I do get short of breath that much and I work full time. But do get kind of sore throat and chest infection now and then. I still smoke.
in 2010 my spiro readings were;
FEVI/ FUC 74
NO POST INHALER READING WAS TAKEN
THE RESULT WAS MILD RESTRICTIONS
FEVI 2.38 (BEFORE INHALER ) POST INHALER (2.72)
FVC 3.80 (BEFORE) & 4.05 (POST)
FEV1/ FVC 63 (BEFORE) & 86 (POST)
THE RESULT WAS MODERATE OBSTRUCTIONS
I am extremely sorry for lengthy post.
Any word of advice if I have asthma or COPD.
Thank you so much.