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03/27/2012 06:25 PM

When to see a specialist etc.......?

deb27
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I got diagnosed with asthma about a year ago. It would bother me on occasion but that was it. Lately, It's been pretty bad. I take advair twice a day in the higher strength, use my albuteral inhaler at least once a day and take singulair. I have to take 7.5 mg of prednisone for my rheumatoid arthritis. And, I still wheeze. At least my shortness of breath and fatigue aren't so bad anymore. I have a history of allergies from childhood. Should I go to an allergist/asthma doc to see if I have allergic asthma? We are having a bumper crop of pollen this year. I also have long haired dogs. I run filters in the bedroom and don't let them in there. I seem a lot better in that room too.

Are all allergists also asthma docs?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions for me!

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03/28/2012 09:32 AM
Raoul
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Hi Deb

No not all allergists are pulmonary doctors....

Your asthma is not controlled. You do need to see a pulmonary doctor....

And the ad air is exactly in the worst possible position to help you for your current condition, which is uncontrolled asthma.

There have been a number of deaths from uncontrolled asthma when the person is on Adair.

You need to see someone immediately.

Soo glad you came here.

Big gentle hugs, Raoul

Ps...not kidding . I was in that same situation myself not so long age...had to change from the advice...


03/28/2012 12:04 PM
deb27
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So what did they switch you to from Advair? Guess I need to make an appt. Thanks for the advice.

03/28/2012 02:38 PM
Raoul
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It was a long time ago - ((so much has happened in the meantime)) - I think they had switched me to pulmicort and foradil....but I am not too sure.

I have been wrestling a bunch of other issues in adition to asthma, copd and bronchitis -

namely - heart failure, cardiomyapathy of the heart, PVC's of the heart, sleep and central apnea (breathing disorders), sciatica, spinal stenosis, osteopenia, degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis, prostate cancer and metastatic bone cancer.

Recently I was told by two pulminary doctors that I no longer have asthma or copd. ALmost a month later I had a major asthma attack (or COPD attack) . Am still in the battle from that attack and it has thrown me into heart failure for the last month.

I only mention the other problems to explain why I am not too sure which medicines i had been put on after the advair.

hugs

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