|Feb 20 2009|
Well, it's been a week of ups and downs, though mostly so-so. Last Friday's allergy shot didn't result in a bad asthma reaction like the week before. The nurse added extra salineto my shot, and although I had some pain and swelling in my arms, my breathing was okay. I did some minor gardening a few days later which made my asthma act up, so I had to take extra antihistamines and guifenisan on top of my other asthma meds to make it better. Later in the week, I was outside for a short while in between down pours (it rained for a couple days) and I started having asthma problems again. My asthma seems to flare up when it rains, though I'm not sure why that happens. I always have a hard time sleeping when these asthma problems kick in, which tends to ruin the next day because I'm so tired. Also frustrating is the fact that these asthma medicines actually make my fibromyalgia feel worse. The doctor says that the medicines cause my potassium levels to go down and that causes more muscle pain. I go in for my allergy shot today, and I also have an appt. with the allergy specialist. I hope that something can be done to get my asthma under better control. And I'll ask about my asthma/rain connection. Here's hoping for better days...
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