I've been having breathlessness & chest pains for over 6 weeks now..
I've seen my GP numerous times (who prescribed various antibiotics, inhalers & oral steroids) over the 6 weeks.
Last weekend I had to go A&E because my breathing became worse; where I finally had a chest xray & ECG taken, the A&E doctor informed me that I had Emphysema & Bronchitis.. I was told to see my GP about a referral to have a Spirometer & a Lung Specialist @ hospital.. I was allowed back home with more steroids & inhalers..
I went to my GP surgery yesterday to have the Spirometer (the results were inconclusive because I couldn't exhale enough to get a reading), I then saw my GP; he just told me to carry-on with inhalers, he said he wouldn't refer me to a Specialist or a COPD Nurse's incase this was just seasonal Asthma', even though he had the letter from the A&E doctor..
Should I ask to see another doctor or just keep pestering my own GP?
I'm really scared as my father died from Emphysema 5 years ago..
Any advice would be very useful?!