Posted by Debbie
on March 21, 2000 at 23:17:49:
In Reply to: Re: emphysima posted by carver on February 02, 2000 at 20:47:19:
: : I was told I had borderline emphysima in 1993. I have quit smoking but had smoked 2 packs a day for
: : about 40 years. I was told if I quit smoking my emphysima would not get any worse.I am currentle on an
: : inhailer 3 times a day, my breathing seems to have gotten worse since 1993.
: : Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
: : Charles
: Check with your pulmanary Dr. You might be experiencing an interaction with some of your other medications or even with the medication in the inhaler you are using. See if the Dr. thinks a change in your medication might be in order.....
Unfortunately, emphysema is a slowly progressive disease which is incurable. If you had it years ago, you still have it, even though you quit smoking. I also continued to get worse after I quit smoking over three years ago. I have been diagnosed with emphysema and COPD and told that it will never be cured. You should go to your doctor and get him to put you on medication and inhalers for your emphysema. You will feel sooooooo much better then. Good luck