Shared knowledge plea - I have COPD with a side order of bronchiectasis and more recently hay fever. Diagnosed about eight years ago. Recently I have had some exacerbations - two this year. The latest is slightly different since I appear to have no infection - just very bad breathing. I have done the anti-biotics and it seemed to be slowly easing. But today i was very seriously short of breath while trying to help my wife (carer) shop - 10-15 yards max! Then I got the familiar sting in the back of the throat and the rhuemy eye of rhinitis. So I took a hay fever tablet at about 2.15 p.m. Just and hour later managed to walk the dog as well as I did yesterday (i.e. not well but OK). Now reading suggests that while hay fever is nasty and especially for the likes of us, I can find nothing to justify the idea of such chronic shortage of breath. Local weather incidentally is sunny and dry, high pressure, light breeze.
So - anyone had experience? Been treated? Any clues would be gladly received - we all take enough drugs already - adding a daily anti-histamine is just salt in the wound!