Good Morning all. I'm new here. I'm from Michigan in the U.S.
I've been reading post here and other copd forums for some time and have never post anything myself, I like the answers and the attitude of the people on this site so
I feel it's time for me to jump in.
I've had copd for years. For the last couple years approx. it's been classified as severe,
Up in-till recently I've been able to not let it destroy my quality of life.
In the last 2 months however my shortness of breath has become terrible.
I get winded walking 30 ft. now.
I was going to a gym and walking 30 min. on treadmill almost daily,
but since summer kicked in it's been down hill. I take advair, spiriva, montelukast, daily.
I even went to the hospital one day last month and they kept me overnight for observation
they found no infection and no heart problems, and released me.
My lung doctor has blamed it on the extremely wet summer (mold) especially.
Does anyone know if we build up a tolerance to the medication or resistance to our medications, should I have the doctor try something new.
I'm at a loss.
I'm 62 not on oxygen, and other than my lungs and about 10 pounds overweight I'm in pretty good health,
any suggestions would be appreciated.
Sorry for such a long first post