Hi all. Hope u are all doing well and keeping ur spirits up. Just a quick question.
Two weeks ago I had chest pain that lasted for a few mins and then when I laid down I could not get air into my lungs. Sat up and waited till I could get enough air to get myself up and stupidly make my way to the hospital. I was seen straight away. Still short of breath pain had gone but when doc listened to my right lung he said he couldn't hear much air moving around. I tried to explain that for a few days I felt that when I took a deep breath only the left lung inflated properly it felt like little air was going in that lung. He ordered an xray which showed my lung was OK not collapsed as he thought. He put it down to an excurbation of my copd and that by the sound of it it was a bacterial infection got 5 days predisnolone 8 white tablets a day and a/b. However after they had run out I still had the symptoms so I saw my own gp who said my lungs sounded clear but as I was still systomatic he would put me on a course of another stronger a/b. I'm over due a review of my copd but I'm worried that like last time my fec1/fvc will have dropped down even lower like last time. ( jumped from 69 to 63). I'm trying to give up and doc has me on the champix tablet fingers crossed.
Anyways my question is this. The excurbation are these the times I have had to have a/b from my gp for chest infections and the thumping pain in my chest and the sweats where I'm drenched just hoovering a carpet? Or do they only count hospital visits.? Any advice would be great.