Hi all again, I got my results. I don't think they are too bad but I feel much better since I have been taking the Advair 100/50. Chest tightness went away yesterday. I noticed that you all were saying something about what your numbers should be compared to. I don't know what you mean. I'm just gonna post my results and any help would be greatly appreciated.
Those look like Spirometry numbers. 86% is how much lung function you have. Your numbers are almost of that of a healthy person. A full PFT will also show if you have asthma. Maybe that is all you have. It is good that the Advair is working, so keep doing it. Get on a good diet and exercise program and you will feel like a million bucks. Really....
Thx so much Casey :) I really feel that it's like asthma as I feel like I'm not getting enough air and chest is tight and hurts. He said keep with the Advair. But he didn't give me a rescue inhaler or anything. Had chest X ray and everything looked fine. I wonder how fast your lungs go down from all the smoking I did. Guess I will find out. Will keep reading posts and posting. Well wishes to you :) Steph
I also have asthma and that is what I feel like when my asthma kicks up. I usually will end up in ER with a two to four hour breathing treatment and prednisone. They will them send me home with a script of prednisone for a short burst. Also, if it is bad enough I have had a steroid shot. Maybe a trip to the ER is in order. Also, yes, if it is asthma you should have a rescue inhaler also.