Hello to everyone. Hope I'm doing this right. I need some advice please. I was told on wednsday that I have asthma and copd. But I'm having a hard time believing it. Ok to start from the beginning. But I'll try to make it short. Started going to my doc because of migraines and insomnia. Also having chest pains. Felt like my heart was being squeezed. I also had extreme fatigue. Past that off cause of the insomnia. I've been a smoker for allmost 19 years. Had the bronchitis twice a year every year. Coughing a lot upon waking. Bringing up mucas here and there. Short of breath but not all the time. But when I went to the doc it was mainly for the migranes and insomnia. Chest pain wasn't bad yet. After so many visit I was told it was high blood pressure. Put me on meds for blood pressure end insomnia and said things would get better. Well after 2 months it didn't. Sleeping better, blood pressure good, but fatigue the same and chest pain getting worse. Tuesday I went to the e.r. because chest pain goot so bad. I was scared to death. E.r. doc said acid reflux, stress or a touch of astma and sent me home. Went to my doc wedsnday. Did stress test, e.k.g. said all normal. So he said maybe respiratory. Did a few test and listened to my lungs good. He said he heard low pitched wheezing. Gave me a breathing treatment. Came back when it was done and listened again. Said I was moving air better but still wheezing. That's when he told me he thought it was asthma and copd. I just started to cry. It runs in my family. My grandfather and mother died from copd. My mom was 47. I'm terrified. When he told me my mind when blank and I couldn't think. I guess what I'm asking is can u have both. Why didn't I know I had asthma? I'm 37 and yes I smoke a lot but if I had copd, wouldn't it have been noticable b4 now. A lot more than what I've been feeling. Chest pain is still there and a lot of pressure. Mt bra feels tight a lot. Can anyone help? It would be so appreciated. If anyone could tell me what a lung capacity reading is would be cool to. Told mine should b 485 for my height weight and age, but mine was 300. Thank u all so much if u read all this. Sorry I said it would B short and wasn't.
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