I’m new here! I’m a 24 year old female who up until July 2018 was very rarely poorly. Since then I have had 3 chest infections. The only symptom I have had during these infections is shortness of breath. My doctor sent me for a spirometry although in her words ‘there is no way I will have COPD’!
The results came back as a mild obstruction and the nurse told me to book a GP appointment so they can send me for a CT scan and a blood test. My FEV-1 was I think 51%... she did say my technique wasn’t great though and my most recent infection was on October 9th and the spiromitery was on November 6th.. is it possibly the results weren’t great because of the recent chest infection or anxiety? My breathing has been bad since then but I think anxiety about possibly having COPD is the root cause of this.
Thank you for reading if you got this far!