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Hi. I am not sure how to start, but I since suffering shortness of breath I've been given an inhaler Salamol. Bit of background 3 years ex smoker, last year during a pre op test was told to visit GP as my stats are low. GP not concerned, maybe 'bit of' polycytheamia! Had chest xray and lung function test which I was told were acceptable for my age. Then for last few months became short of breath on mild exertion - stairs indoors, vacuuming, lifting etc and also wheezing. Back to GP who told me we do get breathless as we get older ! So I made an appt with practice nurse and she gave me an inhaler.
From that it's clear I don't know what the cause is, but also I find it really hard to take enough breath for the inhaler, and wanted to know if this is common? I'm worse first thing, and with any exertion. I seem to get trembly and with palpitations when short of breath though I'm not anxious, just baffled. No cough, no apparent chest infection and I've never suffered bronchitis.
Would appreciate any guidance on possible cause and also re: inhaler difficulties.
Thank you. j
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