Hi. I have been diagnosed with COPD after a shadow was found on my Lung from a routine xray for a back problem.
I am 46 and up until the COPD diagnosis I was a smoker for 33 years and had no breathing problems. I decided to quit smoking and began vaping 6 weeks ago.
This is when the problems started. I now am constantly wheezing and coughing up phlegm all the time.
I have 2 inhalers. One I take every morning (white and green) and the other a blue inhaler. I was told by my doctor to only take blue inhaler a maximum of 4 times, 8 puffs a day. But this simply is not clearing the wheezing of phlegm
I also started taking a salt pipe which helped but I stopped as I was coughing up salt and worried that the salt is dangerous for my lungs.
My questions are
1: are my symptoms down soley to COPD or because I have quit for 6 weeks and my lungs are clearing.
2: can I take my blue inhaler more than 4 times a day
3: is coughing up salt from the salt pipe normal
Thanks in advance