yes i was mis diagnosed myself a few yrs ago . doc thought it was either copd or asthma but come to find out it was an upper resp. infection with bronch. i went wks and wks on inhalers after inhaler, prednazone , which in fact i needed antibiotics . how i found out is i went to the E.R. and they told me , then i scheduled myself an apt with a pulmonary doc. and he said he didnt see any indacation of asthma or copd ! I would get a second opinion if i were you !
Thanks for the input. My MD put me on Spiriva, and during the summer I experienced what felt like about 2/3 lung capacity. Symptoms improved when I went to the coast to get some "clean" air. When I got back to the valley I had a lung function test conducted, and the MD said Spiriva was not medically indicated. So now I'm not sure if I actually have COPD or not. Will take your advice and get a second opinion.
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