My doc is sending me off for a spirometry test next week as I wall ill for a few weeks with wheezing and a cough (I've got a constant cough, she sed it could just be habitual) but after an asthma review (which ruled out asthma) she mentioned she thought I had COPD even tho I have never smoked!!
I've been looking up symptoms of COPD and every time there is mention of coughing up phlegm, which i rarely do (altho there always feels like something needs to be coughed up) However it seems I have all the other symptoms. Ive been ill for several week every Winter since I had pleurisy 5 years ago, and altho I can handle the cough its the headache that I get with it and the feeling of being off the planet, lightheaded, dizzy and lacking in energy I can't deal with. I did have a blue ventolin inhaler but i can't get that right when i take it ... usually ends up on my tongue and tbh it only helped a little. I have had Bricanyl inhaler in the past and that DID help .... so much easier to take than Ventolin too lol. I'm just trying to prepare myself for what's next if it's not COPD. Strangely I feel if it IS then at least I know why I get ill every Winter and what steps I can take to help myself. I feel like I am a hyperchondriac at the mo lol