Im sorry to have just jumped in without introducing myself, just like von1 I also have been looking in on all that is going on and learning as well. I feel as if I know you all and I just jumped in! I am still in limbo land, i have had asthma since a baby and controlled for many years with brown and blue inhalers, until two years ago on holiday when I needed nebuliser and emergency prednisolone. Then in march this year my peak flow fell to 150 (300 average ) very sob I then started on the prednisolone again, dr changed me over eventually to seretide 250 that helped a bit but still could not get around the house without gasping still on pred he then put me on sprivia and because I improved greatly said over the phone that confirms it it's copd because that's the meds for that, he also referred me to respiratory dr. She sent me for blood test and echo on my heart because of badly swollen ankles,lung function test on the 31st. That was very hard glad i was in wheelchair that day.I did have spiro test at the doctors but nurse said she can not tell me figures only my lung age was 78 (I'm 63) two weeks ago I had severe kidney infection and pneumonia again the dr in acute med unit said I did have copd because asthma comes under that umbrella? I finished the preds in july. Any way I am still very short of breath when moving about and still need ventolin every day. So until next Thursday I remain in limbo. Apologies again I have rambled on and on. It is a relief to get this out on paper! I have the most wonderful husband and best friend of 43yrs I need to keep positive for him. B
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