Hi, I read your post and the first thing I think you should do is find a new doctor altogether. It sounds like you need a pulmonary specialist and You should try to find one. The pain you are having does not sound like problems with asthma but something else. I wouldn't put up with that other dr. He is not helping you at all. Find a different practice and find a lung specialist. Your health is important and you don't want things to progress any worse. Don't mean to sound too preachy but I think you should take quick action here. If you have a large hospital near you or better a teaching hospital they always have referrals and can get you to the right drs. I hope you will feel better soon and please keep postiing and let us know how you are doing. It is important to take the best care of yourself. I saw a pulmonary specialist and had all the lung function tests and he said my problem was my weight not asthma. Yet I wheeze everyday and my breathing clears up after I use my inhalers. I tiold me PCP and she thought he was awful and gave me the name of another lung specialist who I will see. So it may take some careful looking to find the right dr. but well worth it. With health care costs no one should have to put up with a dr. who is not willing to help or be understanding. Take care.
I have also been having a lot of painful spasms in my shoulders and upper back. I have been finding it difficult getting up from a lying position. I get pain in my waist, right and left under my ribs. Does this happen because of asthma, does anyone know if you get pain with asthma?
The kind of pain you are describing is not caused by asthma. Asthma is a restriction of your bronchial tubes and causes difficulty breathing and getting air into the lungs. I have had asthma for a long time and have never had actual pain anywhere from it. If you are having pain you should see your PCP to check out what the problem is. I hope it clears up soon and that you will be feeling better. Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.
Post Edited (Chartreux) : 10/18/2008 3:51:10 PM (GMT-6)