help please breathless

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can anyone help please

i have been breathless now since mid April with also a dreadful unproductive cough

i feel like i can't take a full breath in

last night i coughed so much i think i've pulled a muscle in my tummy

i have had my inhalers changed twice and been put on 3 times a week anti biotics

also furosomide as i had some fluid in my lungs

can any one help please as i feel i cant go on like this much longer i have no quality of life at all

i'm frightened of whats coming

i saw a respiratory consultant this week who says i have empysamia and bronchiactus in other words COPD

by the way a few details i'm 70 years old .....i take seratide inhaler and braltus inhaler and ventolin of asthma was diagnosd when i was in my 40's........i have one third of my left lung missing from an op 25 years ago.....i smoked heavily till 25 years ago

any input would be gratefully recieved

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    While on lock-down I have been isolating and shielding since March due to my lung condition.

    I take two inhalers and a nebuliser daily, but in the last few weeks have been getting more breathless to the point of alerting my local GP and other clinic resources.

    Worrying times in this current world crisis and worrying in general to myself considering I live on my own and nobody else really wants to know.

    I find that Salbutomol can sometimes relieve tightness and increase air volume. I have also been trying out things like Salin plus salt fans for assisting breathing during the night and air ionisers. These help some people but not all i have found.

    If you can get private healthcare I would go with them to check yourself over.

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