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I have had various PEs and my severe breathlessness was always put down to this and anemia (although breathing probs started long before anemia)
However I went for a Spirometry, In the waiting room, I had to relieve by taking my prescribed ten puffs as the walk to the office had left me unbearably out of breath and wheezing and coughing..settled down a little but not alot and eventually managed the spirometry which came back no COPD or asthma as my reading was 89% but I had fluctuating readings - I was told by a friend of mine I should not have taken the salbutamol ten times before the test - I should have advised them I used my reliever - but it didnt say on my appt letter refrain from taking reliever prior...there were no instructions to follow
anyway two mths on from the spirometry, I still wheeze badly worse than my mother who smokes over 30 cigs a day, Ive never smoked
I cant walk more than ten yards without severe discomfort and again Ive just been thrown another inhaler to add in to the mix..so you can see my frustration, something is causing my problems - the inhalers "Clenin and salbutamol dont work for long" and as much use a a chocolate fire guard - you can hear my chest wheeze as I walk or sit, I cant talk for long sentences and I am at a loss - My nephew was recently diagnosed asthmatic with no spirometry and no wheezing, just pains in his chest and yet I cant get a diagnosis when you can obviously hear me before I even arrive ...anyone else in the same boat ???
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