Newly diagnosed emphazyma 46
Hi I was diagnosed 8 days ago. I was a long time smoker since teens. I stopped 8 days ago when I was told. I had chest X-ray and ct scan. Showed moderate/severe. It’s only in middle of my chest. I only have issue when go up my stairs 20x a day. I tend to jog them cause I am always rushing. Had cough from smoking or so I thought. I was given a inhailer. Now I am super special because I also have MS. Talk about double no cure diseases. Trying to still smile. So my concern is that possibly I am just that lucky or my ms iv I get once a month or just the ms it self could possibly have made this progress faster than normal. I have been on meds for at least 4-5 years. I can’t get a flu shot due to my meds. Ugh I am seeing pulmonary dr end of March again and have one more breathing test scheduled. I also have appointment with neurologist to see what he thinks. I am also seeing a naturalist my daughter works for to help me make my body strong and healthy. I just feel like my head is spinning. I have to be my own advocate and I am so tired already. Staying positive but this is dx is much more upsetting than ms. Sorry so long. I don’t know if I should travel to see a emphazyma specialist. Suggestions.