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The long journey

My problem began from my adolescence. Cold, and coughing. I thought it was rhinitis but never had a sure cure until almost 40 years after when I was told the cause is histamine and started antihistamine treatment.

Then I started having asthma attacks and the pump was added to my medication. A lung test showed up negative. I then was attacked with chronic cough with irritation in my throat. A visit to my doctor and narration of my problem made my doctor conclude that my case is COPD. I asked her what the prognosis is rheumatism. But she calmed my fears and put me on a mucolytic medication. I am now human again after years of suffering.

Forum members do think my problem has at last come to an end. Your comments will be much appreciated. A wealth of health is a necessity.

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Comments

  • Casey Hribar moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Chris37,

    I just wanted to second Leon’s comments, and thank you again for taking the time to share your story with us. So many of our community members have long winding roads before they reach a diagnosis, so you are far from being alone in this aspect. Actually, you’re far from being alone in general, because we’re here for you every step of the way, for whatever you need. We hope you’ll continue to share and engage with our community. We’re so grateful to have you here!

    I’m so happy to hear that your treatment regimen is providing you with some relief, and I hope this continues! Please keep us updated! We’re thinking of you, and sending positive thoughts your way!

    Best, Casey (COPD.net Team)

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Chris37 and thanks for sharing your story. It’s been quite a long road for you as you relate it, but I’m glad to hear the diagnostic road is behind you. It’s also encouraging to hear from you as to how much better you are feeling after all those years. An appropriate diagnosis combined with a proper treatment plan can certainly provide you with the ‘wealth of health’ that you are looking for.
    Hopefully, other community members will chime in with their experiences as well.
    Wishing you the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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