Hi all. Basically I have been shown to have emphysema after a ct scan for a heart op. I already have a steroid inhaler and rescue inhaler given to me by my gp surgery for the last 3 years or so. What I want to know is can an asthma nurse be sure I have any asthma? I believe the reversibility test also works on copd so that wouldn't be a way. I want to know because I would like to come off the steroid inhaler if I don't have any asthma. I'm also worried that I'll end up with a poorly informed asthma nurse who will give me her own judgement instead of what might be fact. I have never been tested for asthma or copd. My GP's just says oh well you've stopped smoking you'll be fine. I have never had any exacerbations at all just some restriction in my throat rather than chest but one puff of ventolin and I could exercise to my hearts content. I tend to use the ventolin 1 puff 3 times a day which I believe is the initial treatment for copd. Any advice on how to be sure of asthma would be appreciated.