Hi everyone, I was diagnosed with mild COPD in November last year. I was brought up in a pub in the days when everyone smoked. I was a smoker myself too. Gave up 13 years ago. Anyway, in November the respiratory nurse said I shouldn't need to use the spirva dry powder, but was told to use the blue ventolin as and when required. At first I was fine, joined a gym too and started to eat better, even losing a few pounds. I was using the inhaler only a few times a week but definately at the gym. At this point I should say, my doctor had thought for a while that I had exercise induced asthma! I'm still not convinced I have COPD, however the lasts they did revealed I had a lung function of 86%.
I've just been on holiday, getting back just last week so catching up on things and falling off the wagon with diet and exercise. I'm now finding that I'm using the inhaler 4/5 times a day. I feel rubbish and very tired. To be truthful I'm getting really worried and don't quite know what my next step should be. Is it possible for my condition to be deteriorating this quickly. I work full time but not due to go back for two weeks. I'm worrying that I'm not gunna be able to work.
Any advice would be appreciated.