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So I have a chest infection and bad cough and wheezing, so I went to a Dr locally that I had never been to before.... I just wanted antibiotics and didn't want to travel the 30mins to my regular medical practice (where my Dr is currently on leave anyway)
Anyway, after my appointment I walked out with prednisone 25mg (3 days only, 1 per day), antibiotics and an inhaler (ventolin).
But when the Dr listened to my chest (she seemed fairly young I guess, maybe late 40s). She said she is treating my for emphysema!
I'm going into panic mode!!!
I'm imagining myself dying of emphysema at 40yo and never seeing my kids grow up.
I'm a single mum of 3 beautiful young boys (7yo, 5yo and 4yo). I stopped smoking immediately, but I'm so so scared that I won't be around long.
I have had a chronic cough for years (smokers cough) and your usual chest infections through the changes of seasons etc and coughing up mucous.
But I didn't think I had emphysema!
2months ago I had a chest X-ray and it was fully clear. But as I've read, you can have a clear chest X-ray and still have emphysema.
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