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71 yr old man from U.S. I just typed this entire message here but it just dissappeared for some reason. So here goes again..
Last year I was diagnosed with moderate C.O.P.D. , but didn't take it seriously because I've never experienced shortness of breath. Been walking 3 miles every morning for several years and never had a breathing issue. Well I cut my hrass about 2 months ago and 2 days later was coughing up colored phlegm. My doc. prescribed Minocycline antibiotic. A terrible anyibiotic. After 7 days had heart palps with high heart rate and b/p. Threw them away and all those effects stopped. The phlegm isn't colored anymore but I have to clear my throat all the time. My doc thinks maybe exercise induced Asthma. So he have me a rescue inhaler. Haven't tried walking since then though so I don't know if it'll stop the shortness of breath or not. Terrified to lose my breath again. I watched my wife die from C.O.P.D. 2 years ago. I don't want to go through what she did. She , apparently , was much stronger than me. Some people are yelling me I just have a bad allergy , others say oh , thats how C.O.P.D. starts and just gets worse. If anybody out there has any sugestions , I'd love to hear them. What questions or " demands " should I bring to my doctor. I have no idea what to do next. I thank anyone and everyone for any response.
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