I got my results back and I do not have allergies. I am allergic to nada! Which is good but it also is well bad. I am thinking, then, why do I have asthma? I do not go back to my pulmonary doctor until next week where I will do the PFT test. I am a bit nervous about that test so if someone could explain to me what I will be doing that would be great.
I think I have asthma because well, I have breathing issues. I am wheezing when I am exercising, I am coughing non-stop! I really cannot stand it. It drives me crazy and makes me super depressed. I am 30 so I really cannot enjoy life like a 30-year old should! I got "asthma" about 6 years ago. It just came and stayed. My primary doctor asked if I ever got tested for asthma and I said no. My previously primary doctor said I had asthma, so I am a little ticked that my older primary doctor never told me to follow up with a pulmonary doctor. I do not know these things! My family does not have asthma at all so I am now thinking… it could be something else.
I did the peak flow test (I think that is what it was called) and my number was 60. This test was when you use your mouth to breathe in a device to float a cloud across the screen. The doctor said it is supposed to be 25 and lower. So that is freaking me out. What is the peak test used for? Can it determine if I have asthma? I asked the doctor if I have asthma and he never gave me a response. I asked again and he did not say yes/no. Which got me thinking- – hold the phone — could I have something more serious?
I just want to see if anything has experienced this? I will wheeze for no reason sometimes. I am at my wits end. I never smoked in my life ever, gross. The last time I drank was on my honeymoon and that was a long time ago! I do not do any illegal drugs so I am straightedge. I eat decently and I do exercise when I have the time. When you work full time and have 2 kiddies to take care of you really have no time to yourself. Sure, I throw in simple exercises here and there when we are playing but nothing intense.
**I also want to add that I recently discovered I have a fast heart rate. I am not sure how long this has been going on for but I discovered it a few months ago. Doctors think it is anxiety-based but I am not sure yet. I am taking medicine to drop my heart rate and it is resting in the 80s (which is still not good) but it was in the 130s without medicine.