Question: I have been having shortness of breath
for several months. Went to my MD,said suspected intrisic asthma. But I don't feel like that is the problem. I have no cough,no wheezing
,exercise is not a problem. Just the breathing issues on a daily basis. I am 53, have never smoked. I am Artist and I do use spray sealer to protect my pieces after I have painted them and do this outdoors. My chest xray showed mildly hyperinflated but grossly clear,no effusion,consolidation or pneumothorax
,cardimediastinal silhouette,pulmonary vascularity within normal limits. Suggesting that it was COPD. Blood work showed momocytes count of 0.3 and carbon dioxide count of 30. My spirometry
was fev1 70% ...,fev6 105,.....fev1/fev6 66. I was on singular that didn't seem to help,have been on Dulera for two weeks have had a couple of days where I have noticed symtoms not as bad but nothing consistent. Am starting a round of steroids
today. What is your opinion?