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For last 3-4 years I have been using various inhalers, steroids and anti-biotics to treat asthma and chest infections. Last September after taking a spirometry test I was diagnosed as having "moderate COPD". I was finding it very difficult to breathe especially when out in the cold damp winter air and things seemed to be getting serious when one night i couldnt find my inhaler and was close to calling an ambulance as I felt I needed oxygen. Fortunately I found the inhaler and was able to continue without medical assistance... On December 22nd 2015 I had minor surgery for chronic sinusitis as well as the removal of polyps as I had completely lost my sense of smell and taste... Since that procedure was carried out the chest infections and breathing difficulties have virtually disappeared. I've not used my blue inhaler once and after seeing my GP i'm now only taking a preventative inhaler (strengh has also been halved) which im hoping to cut out completely at the end of this month.
I'm not counting my chickens just yet but I reckon I was misdiagnosed by the spirometrist and having ENT surgery has cured my ails...
I sincerely hope someone reading this forum has the luck that I feel i've had and that someday real soon they find a cure for this ailment.... Mike
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