Post Edited By Moderator (Red_34) : 5/8/2008 5:17:40 PM (GMT-6)
As Beachmom mentioned, it's starting out to be a bad allergy season. For instance, yesterday before I had my first lovely colonoscopy, the anesthesiologist came in to listen to my lungs, etc. He asked me how my asthma was doing and I told him I was having a good asthma day. He said my lungs sounded pretty good. Tonight, I'm coughing and wheezing, which I need to take care of when I finish my posting.
That's just how fast asthma can change. You have to always be prepared for the worst case scenario, at least if your asthma is severe.
I am glad you have an appointment to see your doctor. If it gets a lot worse before your appointment and they can't work you in, please don't hesitate to go to an Urgent Care type facility or if all else fails, and ER. You can't afford to take chances with asthma. Allergies can really trigger asthma in some people, including me.
Yes it has been a bad allergy season already. My allergies have not been this bad in a few years. I use to live out in the country and my allergies were horrible but then we moved into town and our new house has no carpet in it and we dont allow the cat inside anymore and my allergies improved 75% but this year its been horrible...i feel like im back out in the country lol. And before when my allergies were bad I didnt have asthma...I was just diagnosed last year so i have never experienced asthma and allergies like I am this year.
These past 2 weeks have been horrible. One day im fine the next day my allergies go crazy then I cant breath with my asthma and its wearing me out. And I cant do any activities b/c I get short of breath so fast, even when we get busy at work and im running around i get short of breath and chest tightness and its aggervating. Im a very active person and always on the go...I like to go running and i have not been able to do anything and im so tired that I have slept more these past 2 weeks then I ever do.
This morning I woke up with an instant headache and I was a lil short of breath and I had slept for 10 hrs but I woke up exhausted...i just felt so drained and then this afternoon at work my chest got really tight. When any of this happens I take my albuterol but it only seems to help for a lil while and it comes back. Im ready to see the Doc. and get this resolved. Im tired of being tired...and not being able to do what I want and breath.