I have to ask this as a possible copd sufferer still in the process of being diagnosed. How do you get treatment for your copd if all your vital signs are normal in the assessment room at A&E but you feel breathless? I've been really breathless for just over a week now and have been to A&E when it's just got too much and the inhaler doesn't work. Like I said I haven't had a diagnosis yet but my doctor gave me an inhaler until he can figure out what's wrong and I've had all the tests. My vitals show normal at the hospital but I can feel like I'm suffocating. What happens if you have a really bad flare and they just say everything's ok and your just anxious but you still can't breath? Do they just send you home to struggle and hope you don't die? They just send me home and say it's anxiety but it gets really bad. If you do have a proper diagnosis of copd do they just send you home when you can't breathe and tell you that it's just anxiety or will you get treatment if you tell them your are diagnosed with copd? It's really worrying when you know you struggle to breathe but they won't listen?
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