Newly diagnosed C.O.P.D.

Discussion created by Mandolinrain on Feb 22, 2017
Latest reply on Feb 23, 2017 by Mandolinrain

I started with shortness of breath a year AFTER I quit smoking, now almost i2 and a half years after my quit....I started coughing all the time. Dry cough. 


Anyway, I am not on any inhaler or O2 but am considering going back for another evaluation by a different Doc. I have MS also. I get this thing called a MS Hug and recently more feels like a heart attack. It's really my intercostal muscles having their own little party...and I have GERD. 


I am terrified of getting lung cancer. One of my dearest friends was got it a few years after she quit smoking and she has died.

Not trying to be hypochondriac here, but this is all scaring me and I'm a retired surgical assistant so I know enough to scare the beejesus out of me....seems to be working.


Am grateful that Terrie brought this group to my attention. Am anxious to understand and know more about it and what to do. Thanks for listening-Missy