For months I have periodicly been going to the doctors and complaining that my lungs did not feel right, that I was breathing through phlem and I thought I had a chest infection. They would examine me and tell me there is nothing wrong and this due to me smoking for 52 years. For months I have felt I was not well, would want to sleep alot and some days would get up and feel slightly fevered. I have been coughing up phlem and have junk running down the back of my throat, I was given a nasel spray for this. Finally the doctors decided a few months ago to give me an inhaler which I was to take every day, I did not start taking it intill about three weeks ago. It was a powder in a capsule the inhaler would break the capsul and I would have to inhale it with the inhaler. I did not like doing this because I had stopped inhaling something I had been inhaling for 52 years and did not want to inhale something ever again.
A week ago I manage to speak to a doctor over the phone and she said to hand in a sample of what was coming off my lungs which would be sent away to be ****ised. (isn't this rediculous?)
I had a phone call from the doctor on Friday she told me there was an infection in my lungs and would I come in and pick up a presciption for antbiotics.
So the moral of this story is.....if you think you have a chest infection and the doctors keep saying it's because you used to smoke? insist thay take a sample and check it out. Don't go for months like I have not being well and just assuming it's because you used to smoke.
I let you guys know if the antbiotics do their job.