Does anyone have both? I have health anxiety, so it doesn’t help my cause. I believe my asthma was flaring up this morning and for some reason, it sent me into freak out mode. I did my rescue (Pro Air) and I’ve been doing my maintenance inhaler (Symbicort) twice a day. I’ve actually noticed a sort of uptick in my anxiety since I started doing my Symbicort. Is it possible for the medicine to do that? I’m coming off the anxiety attack now, still a bit shaky but feeling better than I was. Am I the only one who has an anxiety disorder and asthma? I’ve read that there is some correlation but it doesn’t make me feel any better about it! I have anxiety meds but I don’t like to take them (I guess I’m overly paranoid about developing a dependency!)
I don’t even know how severe my asthma actually is. My doctor said she could hear some wheezing and gave me my meds. I don’t have an allergist nearby who takes my insurance, so I’ve been relying on my PCP to help me. She’s been great and I’d like to ask her if she could tell me how severe it is without making it seem like I’m questioning her. Does that make sense?