Vertigo, nausea, fatigue.
By February 17 at 5:03 am 559 1
I am 76, and have had fully diagnosed but relatively mild emphysema for about 4 years. Last year in April, I moved to live in Ubud, Bali, and have recently developed my first attack of "exacerbated emphysema", which I believe was triggered by a severe attack of allergic rhinitis caused by driving my motorbike through very bad Ubud traffic jams during the Bali rainy season.
For more than a month now, I have suffered from the classic symptoms of exacerbated emphysema: chronic fatigue, breathlessness, vertigo and nausea. I have seen specialists in 4 hospitals in Ubud and Denpasar, and have Xrays, blood tests, blood pressure and respiration tests to prove it. I have been prescribed Seretide and Spiriva inhalers, and a whole heap of pills. I THINK the inhalers have improved my breathing, but nothing has improved the vertigo, nausea and fatigue.
Responding to this failure, my doctor arranged for me to have a BAROMETRIC CHAMBER treatment at a Denpasar hospital this morning. But the managing doctor of this facility examined my Xrays and refused to treat me because she said the pressure in the chamber might cause my lungs to collapse.
I have fired my doctor.
Does anyone have any ideas about what I can do now??