Hi Everyone, I'm new here & need some advice please. .I've been diagnosed with quite severe copd & have developed asthma as I've got older too probs with the menopause ..not a good combo I gather !
Recently i had a heavy cold which resulted in a lung infection on my left lung where i have chickenpox scaring so had antibiotics which worked ..I have had to start taking an extra inhaler Incruse 1 puff a day,on top of Fostair 2puffs 2x a day plus the ventolin. My sleep has been very disturbed last few weeks n have been sweating loads, started trying an hrt patch to try help a week ago which I'd already got. .I've lost lots of weight last few months even though I eat healthily & wasn't overweight in the beginning! I spoke to a doctor yesterday as v concerned that I still feel very rubbish until the afternoon &he recommends me to take the emergency pack of Predisinole 5mg x6 a day for 5 days ..I took a 2mg valium late afternoon n felt heaps better ☺ however I'm scared to take the prednisolone incase I have bad reaction as I'm very sensitive n react to things easily. .I gather from Google that my heart is struggling hence the sleep issues ,sweating, exhaustion, breathlessness etc. ..In the past I had a chest x ray which confirmed lung congestion n spirometry exam keeps going down last count was 55% before infection 😕 will the prednisolone cause more heart issues?? My regular doc said I wasn't bad enough a few weeks ago to see a specialist ! I live on my own n my 4 adult kids don't seem to want to know ..I've been trying to work up till now, self employed n am in the process of filling out Pip form ..maybe there's other benefits I can get i don't know ,i just feel so over whelmed n confused n just don't know what to do next ...any advice gratefully received thanku so much.