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I am 28 years old (about to be 29) and I have been smoking since I was 14.
2 years ago I quit smoking. About a month after I quit, I started getting these short bouts of shortness of breath(SOB)-mainly when I was relaxing. As time went on the bouts. Of SOB got longer and longer and eventually it got to the point where it lasts all day. One stressfull day it almost knocked me out and i went to the hospital for a breathing treatment.
The told me to go to a primary care physician (PCP)
I went to the PCP and they gave me a pulmonary funtion test (PFT) and my doctor said "you have very early stage of copd". My PCP gave me an emergency inhaler-albueterol- and a management inhaler-breo-i didnt take it because it scared me-and a round of steroids-prednisone for 1 week- and sent me to a pulmonologist for further testing....the pulmonologist did his own test and said no copd-"maybe a little bit of asthma, and I think you have a LOT of stress going on which attributes to it.
After a year and 2 months of quitting smoking I started again...I was tired of feeling like couldnt breathe. But now I have another pulmonologist, just got him, and he has talked me into quitting smoking again....ibgo in next friday for another (pft) in my heart I know something is wrong...im scared, I finally started taking the breo and im undecided on it yet.....
ANY ADVICE??? WHAT MEDS WORK FOR YOU ALL???
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