About a week to ten days ago my daughter came home from work saying she thought she had a cold coming on. Within 48 hours my wife, son and myself had it as well. I didn't think much of it at first as it was simply a blinding headache and runny nose.
Anyway I noticed over the past 3 days I have been getting more breathless than usual, I put it down to the cold/flu bug.
Today I woke up and my nose was like a tap, and I have developed a cough, I am coughing up phelm, just watery clear stuff, not yellow or green. Anyway I phoned my GP who perscribed me a weeks course of amoxillin (3 x 500mg to be taken daily) for 7 days.
My last lung function test came back at 66% but I'm not to sure about that result as I was only aked to blow into the spirometer machine tube once. Normally it is 3 times, and a year ago my LFT results were 88%,(blew into tube 3 times) since then and even before then I have not smoked as I quit 6 years ago.
Although it sounds obvious that it is this cold that is making me more breathless than usual I can't help thinking that my lungs have deteriated quite badly and am getting quite worried. Please forgive my asking this but I have severe clinical depression, GAD and OCD and am in a constant state of worry.
What do you guys think