Do I Have Asthma or COPD...
After a very severe asthma attack that landed me in ER, I was referred to a pulmonologist for a lung function test.
To my surprise, a week later I was told I had COPD. This was a shock....she gave me a 30 day supply of Wixela and ten days in, I developed a sore throat, tongue, gums, and roof of mouth were hoarse and my voice began changing.
I read the side-effects of medication and bingo! I called my doctor and was advised to quit taking the medication for 5-7 days and by the third day without taking it, most of my above symptoms had vanished. The doctor told me to use my rescue inhaler and nebulizer until December 5 which is when my next appointment is scheduled for.
Is it asthma or COPD?
Is it ok to do this and do I have severe asthma or COPD? I am confused a little bit by her cavalier response or is this a normal one on her part? Thanks for any input anyone can give me, I feel a bit uncomfortable about it all.
Have you experienced a collapsed lung?