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    Old 01-11-2020, 02:28 PM   #1
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    can muscle pain be attributed to poorly treated asthma?

    Not sure if I should give more information as to how I reached this point...It has been quite a month to say the least. The Dr I am seeing has given me a rescue inhaler and I am waiting for an appointment for spirometry testing. I have had problems with airborne allergens for about 8 years now. My Dr prescribed the inhaler because I was complaining of pain in my arms. after using the inhaler a couple times I seen a small improvement in the pain. I was no longer experiencing a burning sensation in my arm muscles, but I am still having muscle aches in the upper part of my torso, and in my legs when I am climbing stairs. The bones in the upper part of my spinal column and neck are sore, along with my shoulders, wrists, fingers and clavicle. my Dr says this cannot be from poorly treated asthma. the pain is constant and now he is trying to tell me it is anxiety and depression related. I am beyond irritated because my quality of life has went down the tubes in one month, and this Dr is speaking to me as if I am a child. I went from being active and healthy to now not even being able to climb two sets of stairs without having an attack, steam from cooking or showers causes attacks, cold weather causes attacks, I cannot even clean my bathroom without it sending me into full blown attack mode. I am practically confined to my bed until I can get the test that I need done or get my Dr to listen. Has anyone else experienced chronic upper back and neck pain from asthma? It never lets up, only goes up or down in intensity.

     
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    Old 01-11-2020, 03:44 PM   #2
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    Re: can muscle pain be attributed to poorly treated asthma?

    i've had asthma for decades and never experienced that.. And since the albuterol isn't really making a difference, that kind of rules out asthma.

     
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    Old 01-11-2020, 08:11 PM   #3
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    Re: can muscle pain be attributed to poorly treated asthma?

    Hi....what kind of doctor are you seeing, your GP or a specialist? The combo of symptoms arent asthma. I hope you've been checked for a lung infection.
    I suggest you ask for a referral to a specialist....a pulmonologist as well as a rheumatologist .

    Have you had a chest x-ray? Blood testing? Vitamins D, B12, etc checked?

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    Old 01-11-2020, 10:08 PM   #4
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    Re: can muscle pain be attributed to poorly treated asthma?

    I had a chest x-ray on the 20th of December. I have been tested for vitamin deficiencies, all normal. I have also been tested for autoimmune diseases (RA, lupus, Hashimotos), along with hepatitis. This all started a week after a diagnosis of Bell's Palsy. I keep waiting for it to go away, I was originally told it was a side effect of the meds that were prescribed for the palsy. But I have spoken with a pharmacist who has verified it would not still be causing side effects.

     
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    Re: can muscle pain be attributed to poorly treated asthma?

    You mentioned quite a few tests. Are you seeing specialists or is your GP ordering all of them? I would be seeing a pulmonary doctor to rule out lung issues and then go from there.
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    Re: can muscle pain be attributed to poorly treated asthma?

    My GP ordered all of the tests. The symptoms seem to be worse if I wake up with a headache or severe neck pain. This morning I woke up with a severe headache in my temples and the back of my head, along with my usual sinus pain. I am very stiff in the morning, all over my whole body and when I get out of bed I have grinding and cracking in my spinal column, knees, ankles, wrists, and elbows. My muscles feel very tight and sore. I am out of breath just from doing the simplest of tasks sometimes, such as getting dressed. Thank you for answering. At least if I know it isn't asthma related I can look in another direction.

     
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