Sunday was the 10th day of a 10 day streak of "bad days". I couldn't take it anymore so checked myself in to the hospital.
I should say I'm a former heavy smoker, male, age 69, and have stage 4 emphasema. I take my meds as directed, never smoke or drink in the past 2 years.
Anyway, after 24 hours in the hospital, I'm feeling 90% better and the only thing the doctor did was take me off the half dozen meds I had been taking and put me on ONLY nebulizer Combivent.
Ok, 2 more days I the hospital and I go home.
Within a few hours of being home, I'm starting to feel poorly again. My regular breathing is ok and my O2 is at 96%, just like before. But my symptoms are that I find it extremely difficult to take that extra sort of deeper breath every once in awhile, my skin will start to feel kinda prickly or crawly, and just a general feeling of uneasiness.
It's gotta be psychological or something environmental, do you think?
I live in a rural area and personally have a number of dogs, chickens, and geese. I thought allergies of course except I've never been allergic to anything in my life.