no you are not alone,i found out about 2 years ago,i have copd(chronic bronchitis and severe asthma) this started about 10 years ago,with a sinus infection. then,i started coughing,it was more like a bark,it was loud and annoying. then,came the cough that was so bad,i would cough up a large amount of white frothy stuff. anyway,i was diagnosed with a mild case of asthma,given albuterol,which did not help. i continued to tell two different doctors about how my asthma ws not under control. i had a sinus surgery,which after i came out of it, i could not breathe good,level under 90 for two days. i tried alzacort,i think,pulmacort,two or three different others. finally a new doctor sent me to have lung function test,which revealed my lungs was only a third of what they should be,and my oxygen level at night was like 66% i was diagnosed with this,along with sleep apnea(after study)and now have a cpap,and oxygen. i take advair 500/50 and spiriva,and i still have my albuterol for emergencies. most attacks happen at waking up(bad coughing) and i cough up white,and green and sometimes bloody looking stuff. i still work,but cannot work doing anything like being on the phone or cashier,or prolonged strenous exercise(i work in daycare)
Do you suffer from other lung diseases along with allergies and asthma??
I know I can't be alone with this, please jump in and tell me your experiences with this!