In January I got a cold from somewhere, and as usual it went straight onto my chest (I have copd) I also have high BP
I have had 2 courses of Amoxillin and a steroid nasal spray that I must use at night in both nostrils.
When I get out of bed the next day, I usually cough two or three times and have a very runny nose, after I have blown my nose and finished coughing I do not cough at all for the rest of the day and my nose is fine.
Doc said it was the congestion running down onto my chest during the night.
The thing that is causing me concern is that I have no energy at all,
I can still manage my little daily walk but feel breathless for a short while, before I could manage the walk fine, no problems.
As I have mentioned on here before I suffer from severe health related OCD andI have convinced myself I have Lung Cancer as I had smoked quite heavilly all my life untill I quit when I had a heart attack in June 2007.
Now 2 weeks ago I went to the doc as this feeling tired was getting to much for me to handle, he said my BP was high at 175/101 and my heartbeat was a little irregular, he wanted a ECG and a full blood test done,
I tried to book an app with the receptionis but could not be fitted in till the 15th of March as the only qualified nurse to do an ECG was on leave.
Anyway my OCD got the better of me and I phoned the NHS direct helpline and explained the situation, they told me to go to A&E straight away.
I went on Sat the 2nd, they took my BP and it was 185/104 so they did a ECG and a full blood test The doctor said my ECG was perfectly fine and all blood tests came back normal,
They took my BP again and it was 166/91, mind you I was there for 9 hours.
I put the tiredness down at first to the BP tabs I was on (Lorsartan 100mg) I was fine on 50mg but my BP didn't come down so they upped it to 100mg, that is when this tiredness started.
So after I came back home from the A&E I decided to stop taking the BP meds, went back to docs and he changed it to Doxazosin 1mg daily.
I read the patient info sheet and tiredness is a common symptom.
I hope you can understand all the above because I can't
To cut a long story short, is it normal to feel tired and breathless following a chest infection that lasted 10 weeks if you have COPD and do you think I am worrying needlessly over Lung Cancer,
by the way, I have no chest pain and have not lost any weight, really, just worried sick to be honest