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Hi All,I have COPD and had another lung function test today and the results were poorer than the previous test a year ago.
I am confused as I am feeling heaps healthier than I did a year ago.I walk for miles, go out socializing at night,I can climb steep stairs and hills,have had no flu,have put on weight.
In short,I'm doing all sorts of things I'm not "supposed" to be able to do.I just came home from a road trip round New Zealand and had no problems breathing etc.
,I am on Spiriva use Ventolin as rescue which I rarely need to use.
In short my quality of life continues to improve yet the lung function results say my lungs are getting worse.
Has anyone had similar experiences,or insights into what appear to me to be contradictions?
I'm pretty sure the testing equipment wasn't faulty.
When I tell the doctors I feel heaps better and can do a lot more now they don't believe me.This annoys me as I'm telling the truth.
Can lung function fluctuate? And are tests reliable?
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