Hey everyone, I just had an appt with a pulmonary specialist ready to talk about my test results, and he tells me I've got COPD. Wasn't expecting that.
The disappointing part was that my total spot took about 4 minutes! Not a great Dr.! So now I have so many questions.
1. I have been struggling with bad rhinitis and continuous throat clearing for several years. No Dr has been able to help. Is it possible that this is because of COPD? If yes, is it possible that an inhaler would resolve this?
2. My main issue is exercise induced shortness of breath. Is it still ok to exercise?
3. I think I'm in phase 1. Don't know, the Dr didn't say anything about it. Does knowing this change how I should be treated?
That's all for now. Thanks