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Old 11-27-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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What am i doing wrong with my asthma

My asthma is very out of control, and I can only offer so much help. I see a regular doctor, an allergist and a pulmonologist and still my asthma is not controlled.

I take singulair every day, along with Theophylline 200mg twice a day,
Advair 500mg twice a day. (I have been on advair since it came out, I was 10 then. They didn't know it would start ruining your teeth then. I now take it nasally.) I take claritin for a daily allergy pill, and Klonopin to keep me calm after all the asthma meds I take. Its easier to relax.

During severe times, when I'm dealing with an attack, I have odd methods of curing an attack. Sometimes, i will go straight to the nebulizer. There was a few months where I was out of nebulizer medication and had no insurance. I tried smoking a menthol cigarette during an attack. It helped to cough up all mucus that clogs your airways. I was breathing again, when I had finished the cigarette, but this is not a reccomended method to stop an attack.

I dealt with asthma as a child. I avoided exercise, even the outdoors, but to no avail. My asthma suddenly vanished on me when I was 14. I didn't have symptoms for years. I turned 17, joined the army. I noticed that exercise did help me breathe better, and I was feeling the best I had ever felt in my life.
Then, I suffered a trauma to my chest, I broke my sternum in half. Then, the asthma came back with the difficulty to breathe on behalf of the broken bone. I have dealt with asthma more severe than I ever had before.

Because of the injury from the military, I now get cortisone injections into my costochondral joints every three months. I get 10 injections total, to keep the swelling down between my ribs and sternum. I think one reason why it's truly never cleared up is because of the asthma.

I generally have a bad enough attack once a month to be hospitalized. Although I have to be dragged into a hospital.

I avoid all my triggers, get allergy shots once a week, see my doctors and take my medicine. What am I doing wrong?

 
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