Finally having my second pulmonology appointment since August. My adult onset asthma started in July. My pulmonologist and I didn’t click, so I switched to an allergy/ asthma doctor. She was a tad crazy and unhelpful when I really needed her. I now have a great new allergy/asthma doctor. He has helped me through a couple minor exacerbations and really listens.
He was about to say – “maybe it isn’t asthma, since it’s still bugging you, you still have the cough and main meds aren’t working.” I interrupted him and said, that’s not true! I had an asthma attack start while dancing, when I stopped and used the albuterol it helped the shortness of breath and coughing and I felt better soon after. Also, when I used prednisone earlier in the year a couple of times, that’s what improved the breathing and coughing. Even other co workers were telling me I needed more help and after I got the prednisone I was sooo much better. So, the doctor said, in that case, he sticks with his diagnosis of severe asthma.
Tomorrow, I see a new pulmonologist (because I’d already made that appointment before I found the new asthma doctor). Are there any suggestions about tests I should ask about? Diagnoses? Medicines?
i am currently taking Breo 200/25- 1xday, Qvar 80mcg- 4 puffs xday, chloropheniramine 1-2 xday, and albuterol as needed (about 3-5 times a week or more).