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Wondering if I actually have COPD. I was getting very anxious/stressed and also having terrible pain in my joints. Turns out this can be a side effect of the inhaler I was using. My GP suggested, if possible, that I try and stop using my inhaler and see if that helped.
It has definitely helped, I'm less stressed and the pain has left. Years ago I did a spirometry test and never got the results as I moved away. A while back my current GP, out of the blue, said to me that I have COPD. For some reason I said - I know. Shortly thereafter the scripts for many kinds of inhalers, etc. were given to me to try, the majority of which I couldn't use due to severe reactions to them.
Growing up I had chronic bronchitis, normally every November I was off school for weeks. I haven't had bronchitis since my early 20's.
I'm certainly not suggesting or advocating that anyone else quit using their inhaler, unless under the advice of their doctor. Wondering if anyone else has had the same experience? I am now not on any meds. of any kind and am doing ok.
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