Well, I am going to be looking for a new asthma doctor, again. I really, really didn’t want to switch again- but now 4 people have told me I should, including my PCP and the VCD doctor (ENT).
I’m 47 and started an asthma flare in mid-June that lasted through mid-July. After many meds tried and a pulmonologist and an asthma doctor, we got it kinda controlled- but still needing my inhaler almost daily. I have had 3 exacerbations since July that were treated with prednisone- that worked. I had one situation where I was dancing for about twenty minutes and then started having an asthma attack, thankfully relieved by albuterol.
3 weeks ago I got a virus, which started the asthma coughing back up. I went to the asthma doctor. She gave me Tessalon Perles and told me it was my “VCD cough” (that I wasn’t even diagnosed for). I got worse and tried calling for help with breathing. She would not help, told me to go to the ENT. I ended up in Urgent Care, got prednisone which worked.
Soooo, went to the VCD assessment and I do NOT have VCD. That asthma doctor wouldn’t even talk to me and help me when I needed it because she was so sure I had VCD.
I think We haven’t found the right help for my asthma yet and maybe not all the reasons.