After struggling with repeated respiratory infections from my late 20's to now, I finally changed PCP's about two or three years ago, when I asked the previous PCP why I kept getting sick "like this" and, you all ready for this?…he literally lifted his hands and shrugged his shoulders! I was done at that point.
Within one year of seeing my new PCP, a my pattern was recognized and I was sent for asthma testing. Yep, you have asthma. After about a year and a half of trying to help me with various allergy meds and asthma meds, my PCP decided it was time to refer me to an allergy/asthma specialist as the asthma remained uncontrolled.
In October 2016, I was diagnosed as allergic to just about everything that causes allergic rhinitus, which was a huge contributor to the uncontrolled asthma. I also have food sentivities which I have learned are related to whole picture.
I began weekly allergy shots in October but they are currently on hold. I've been on/off antibiotics since the end of the December for a stubborn sinus infection that is in turn triggering the asthma.
We've followed most of the recommendations for making our home more allergy/asthma friendly with the exception of those we just cannot afford at this point, such as removing all the carpet and laying laminate or other types of flooring.
Anyway, I'm fairly new to this. I've been looking for a place like this to meet others with similar experiences, as well as learn.