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I was diagnosed approx 6weeks ago at a COPD clinic locally. I had to really push to get this assessment. I had recently had pleurisy, bronchitis and bouts of breathing problems, trips to a&e , previously given a reliever inhaler without a assessment for asthma. my sister died from asthma, my father and son had asthma so asthma was not a surprise, but COPD was another matter as I have never smoked.
I requested a 2nd opinion to the nurse who curtly informed me that was not necessary as she had performed all the tests necessary. I made an appointment with the doctor and asked if it was possible I had been misdiagnosed he told me I was clutching at straws. I requested a 2nd opinion.
[u]My appointment was yesterday and I am still shock as I have been misdiagnosed and have asthma only!![/u]
i have had 6weeks of hell and would advise anyone diagnosed with this dreadful disease to push for a second opinion or even a third you have that right. Only you can do this.
I hope this is some help.
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