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Posted on 1/24/18 1:13 AM
Hello, I am a 52 yo male and have been diagnosed with COPD by spirometry. I am supposed to go back in a couple weeks for a follow up. However, is this the test that everyone went through for diagnosis with COPD?
Beginning of the discussion - 2/21/18Spirometry diagnosing COPD https://www.carenity.us/forum/copd/living-with-copd/spirometry-diagnosing-copd-34
Posted on 2/21/18 3:57 AM
I did get diagnosed with the spirometry test, but if I remember correctly I believe I also had a X-RAY of my lungs and another lab test.
How are you feeling @mrmiles? I am sorry you just got diagnosed.
Posted on 3/5/18 11:21 PM
I also got diagnosed with the spirometry test. Are there other ways?
The doctor suspected I had COPD after a initially asking me some questions, sending me for an X-Ray, and performing a physical exam.
Posted on 3/23/18 12:29 AM
i had two X-rays done nothing out of the ordinary, had spirometry test evidently I didn't pass that was January 2017,. I was put on 2 inhalers, 3 months later I am walking 6 miles in 1 hour and 45 minutes without any inhalers. I smokedfor 28 years and quit 6 years ago... I'm not sure what's going on with me but I feel great for almost 47 years old
Posted on 3/31/18 5:38 AM
@Bones28, that is amazing! I am happy for you. I am up to 3 miles!
Posted on 3/31/18 6:51 AM
That is awesome, keep up the good work