Evening all. I feel like I only post my own threads when I’m having a moan. Hopefully one day I’ll have something happy to say!
So this is my second exacerbation of 2019, and this is week three going into four. I’ve used up my rescue pack, and today had my third lot of different antibiotics and steroids! I’m taking roughly 2-3 hours to get myself together in the mornings, and 3-4 hours to get to sleep. I can’t stop coughing and sound like bagpipes. Trouble is, during the few hours in between all I seem to be able to focus on is trying to breath normally and not coughing! This is so consuming, and personally speaking this is the worst exacerbation I have had since being diagnosed
I am due a COPD review in about ten days and feel that I will be moved into stage four, having been just 1 ‘point’ away last time.
The doctor has given me an urgent referral for the chest consultant, and told me that if this latest dose (oxycyclin? - not had those before) doesn’t work then he will be admitting me to hospital as the surgery have ‘done all they can do’
All of you newbies who are currently worried silly by your own symptoms and diagnosis, I genuinely feel for you, but despite having had COPD for about 10 years, and feeling like this is my worst flare up so far, hopefully you might cope much better than me. I know I need to stay calm right now otherwise I’ll just feel worse. That’s what I need to focus on.
Keep smiling! Have a nice weekend 😘