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Old 05-16-2008, 05:29 PM   #1
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Well it has been a tough 2 weeks. Asthma has been really bad. I went to my doc all last week to get vest treatments but unfortunatly they didn't help very much and my lung capacity was only at 50% so doc had me go tot the ER and after beung there for 10 minutes decided I needed to stay. This is the 6th time in 10 months quite a bit of time. SO now I am going back to the pulmologist to figure out how to avoide being hospitalized every 3 months. I just want a normal life where I can do normal things wihtout being triggered all the time. Nxt week I am supposed to start the xolair depending on how my breathing is. Anyone have any suggestions on what to do in the meantime? The docs are stumped I'm on everything I can be including the highest dose of advair as well as on Prednisone. There were no infections, xrays were negative so how do I live a normal life and get the asthma to where it's controlled?

Thanks for listening I am just frustrated. On a positive note though I am looking to go back to school to become a RT

 
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Re: Just released from the yeta another hospital stay

All I can say is God Bless you! It must be scary as heck. I have had my first touch of mild asthma the last 2 or 3 nights. It has scared me so much. I can't stand it. I can't imagine what you are going through. I pray God helps you get it under control. Hang in there and let us know how you are!

 
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Re: Just released from the yeta another hospital stay

Thank you so much. It has been a rough year this year with my asthma. I am still recovering from this last bad attack but everything seems to be exacerbating it so I have to take it easy doc won't let me do anything. It's REALLY hard for me to stay still but I know if I don't I will be back in the hospital again in no time and I don;t want to do that. My pulmologist wants me to go on disability which I have tried to fight against but he's right when he says I need time to get better so I don't keep ending up in the hospital. I guess I have to listen to him. . I still need to use my SVN every 4 hours and am still waking up for treatments despite the fact I have been on Prednisone for the last 4 weeks and am still on it. I have a great doctor who is trying everything he can to get it under control. With summer here and days that are going to reach 100+ degrees by tomorrow, it's going to be a struggle but one I am ready to take on

Thank you so much for your thoughts and prayers and please know my thoughts and prayers are with you also .

 
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Re: Just released from the yeta another hospital stay

I am still trying to figure out if I am developing asthma or what. I am not sure if I have a viral thing or not. I just know there is gunk in my throat. It feels tight. Sometimes my chest feels tight. But I have anxiety too. So is it anxiety cause the tight chest or vice versa?? In the past the allergist told me I don't have it. But I am kind of wondering. I just wish my throat didn't feel swollen. Now I really feel for people that have asthma like never before.

 
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