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So, I went to the asthma doctor today. He said that I do indeed have asthma because my lung function went down with a certain test (methacholine challenge), and came up when it was supposed to (when they administered albuterol). I specifically asked the asthma doc about pulm. hypertension. He said that there is absolutely no way to test for with the regular pulm. function machine. The only one that can truely check me for it and either confirm or rule it out is a cardiologist. He gave me a new medication for asthma as the other one was not working at all. Now time to find a cardiologist who is willing to see a 20 y.o. with no heart problems..... :/
So, I went to the asthma doctor today. He said that I do indeed have asthma because my lung function went down with a certain test (methacholine challenge), and came up when it was supposed to (when they administered albuterol).
Well did he say if it was bronchial or full lung interference? Albuterol works for my bronchial, but not my husbands full blown asthma. He has to add steriodal sprays and steriods and such.

I specifically asked the asthma doc about pulm. hypertension. He said that there is absolutely no way to test for with the regular pulm. function machine. The only one that can truely check me for it and either confirm or rule it out is a cardiologist.
I use an electrophysiology specialized cardiologist. I do have heart issues, but mine he went through the tests and determined that my issues were highly dependent on my thyroid and its fluctuating state. Keep us posted on your search.

MG
He didn't say anything about bronchial or full lung, but he did give me albuterol to take when I feel tight of if my peak flow drops, and then Asmanex to take 2 puffs every night. It's a corticosteroid as well. I did ask him though if he had any type of long-lasting inhaler that he could prescribe that wasn't a steroid as my endo currently treats based of off TSH and sees no need to ever check my T3 or T4, much less the frees. I'm just afraid that she's going to see a suppressed TSH (was at 1.422 last time) and either decrease or take me off the Levoxyl completely. Seeing as how I'm only on 75mcg, there isn't a whole lot of wiggle room with decreasing the dose.

I am in process of making an appointment with another doctor in NC right now though. He is supposed to be really good, though not an endo. He has pioneered the diagnosis and treatment of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome for more than 15 years, and one of the first doctors in the U.S. to do so. He will be able to say for certain whether I have one or both of these, and possibly treat thyroid problems better....? I don't know about that last part. But it never hurts to hope. And with him possibly being one of the best in the U.S. for fibro and CFS, if he says I don't have them and thinks it's my thyroid, then there's nothing for my endo to disagree with. I called the office on Friday and left a message, so should be hearing back from them on Monday. His name is Dr. Lapp, and he's located in Charlotte, NC. Anyone ever heard of him or seen him?

And I will let everyone know how the continuing saga goes....*sigh*