Please can anyone advise me if happened to others.
I have been an asthmatic for 52yrs since age of 7, everyday taken a preventor and a reliever, over the years when had infections has taken time to get over has got older more, i was hospitalised 5 times over all those years.
March this year 2018 I came down with a chest infection, and have spent 4wk in hospital over a 7wk period, after 11 courses of antibiotics and 12 lots of steroids still could not get the breathing under control, on nebulisers continuously through the day,after ct Scans, blood tests, X-rays, Sprimotery breathing tests the said it was all inflammation on lungs and due to the damage and scarring etc they now diagnose with COPD, said after 52yr of being an asthmatic it’s tajen it’s toll. The only way they could get the breathing under control was the intravenous restricted toxic drip for 42hr.
But my question is after 40yr of working full time, good social life, able to do daily tasks etc upto March this year and now can only walk upto 120ft but that has progressed from 30 the other week, to feeling tired all the time, and when do anything get out of breath, and pain in lower back and between shoulder blades how come this comes on do vast.
I would like to say I’m moderate copd and to be truthful last year I noticed a few of these signs and when walking, and going upstairs and exerting but never thought it would progress to copd. I was a smoker about 5aday and packed up 24yr ago. Also lung disease is in my family too which are now deceased.