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TB COPD and now Calicification

TB COPD and now Calicification

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Posted by KK on October 14, 2000 at 22:15:06:

I am a 40 y/o mother of 3 and granny of 1. Thanksgiving 1998 I was diagnosed with COPD. I went to a Pulmonary doctor who basically said live with it..... then this year my right lung began have a dull ache that grew worse so I went to a diff. pulmonary doctor who tested me fo TB. I had a huge reaction to it, within 24 hrs my entire forearm swelled turned sunburn red and had a 6 in x 5 in duration. he took xrays and advised me I had non active TB and a calcification on my right lung. I went home absolutely MORTIFIED and confused! He prescribed bronciodialators and a few days later I felt better, he said i didnt neeed to take the 6 month therapy of drugs because i wans't active. Guess what? I am seeing a new doctor my family GP who is furious that this supposed specialist didnt start me on the meds . I am now about to do the liver function tests to be sure i can begin the meds. meanwhile i am in PAIN because of the calcification and cCOPD. Please dont let this happen to you seek another doctor opinion if you even THINK you should be getting more than a pat on the head and a "youll be OK " line of crap.


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