Hi on discharge from hospital the respiratory consultant stated I have COPD. He made a diagnosis from a CT scan. He wrote me up for Fostair 1 puff twice a day in reality a dose more in line with asthma rather than COPD. That was the only medication I received.
Having researched COPD I went to my GP and got checked over to start an exercise programme along the same lines as pulmonary rehabilitation. I had an ECG etc and it was fine. The GP said I should have a Ventolin inhalor and take a couple of puffs before starting.
I am still waiting for a spirometry test to find out what stage I am. I suspect I am mild or maybe moderate as I normally only get out of breath when exercising and pushing myself. I only take the Ventolin if I am pushing my boundaries for the first time. Yesterday I took a couple of puffs because I planned to run and walk on the six minute test.It all went fine with no problems.
The only problem is on the days I take Ventolin I have problem sleeping. Normally I get six hours good sleep every night. Having eliminated other causes the only thing I do different on poor sleep days is take Ventolin. Two questions can you be sensitive to Ventolin in this way? And as anyone else found that causes sleep problems?