Just been diagnosed with copd two months ago, having known for a while something was wrong. My GP then, was adamant i had asthma, but i knew it was more severe than that, having given up smoking 5 years ago, my sypmtoms have been getting worse, but he wouldn't listen, in the end i changed my GP and got it sorted out.
I have been reading alot of posts and blogs by different people, i am like other newly diagnosed people very confused and overwhelmed by all the information available.
My GP says i am at the lower end of the spectrum, and we are working to find the correct medication to control the tight chest and breathlessness and the dreaded constant coughing.
I enjoy reading the posts to know i'm not the only one, and realise there are people a lot worse off the me.