Methacholine Challenge Test

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kirsten22
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   Posted 6/27/2006 3:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone else had this test, I am really scared that it will be horrible..
I have to get this test on Wednesday this week :(

I have shortness of breath sometimes and i am really really scared.....
does the effects go away fast? I am so scared I will leave having breathing trouble


someone please help!!!

Red_34
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   Posted 6/28/2006 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kirsten, welcome to Healingwell :) I'm sorry you didn't get any responses soon enough. Have you had this test yet and if so, what was the outcome?
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kirsten22
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   Posted 6/29/2006 9:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I got the test, and my boyfriend came so I survived even tho I was scared out of my mind lol..

The test wasn't that bad.. it was easier than I thought. I dropped to 20% after the second dose of methacholine, and then they stopped it and gave me ventolin, which made my breathing function go back to normal. I was nervous at the test, but when I breathed in the methacholine it just made me feel like I was just running, short of breath and tight chest. It made me cough too. After i got the ventolin, it all went away.

I had an appointment with my respitory doctor right after, and he said yep it was positive. He gave me some medication, a Ventolin puffer and a Flovent disk as well as precriptions for both. I used my puffer once today and it helped!

I am glad to find out whats been wrong with me so long. Now, I am just wondering how to find more info abot ashtma, or how to learn more locally.. my doc didn't really explain alot!

Red_34
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   Posted 6/29/2006 9:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Even though having a diagnoses such as this, I bet it makes you relieved just knowing that it wasn't all in your mind huh? To find out more about asthma, I recommend looking at our resource section of this forum. There are some great links that I think you would find beneficial. Also too, you can use google.com and type in the keyword Asthma.
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Catty 23
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   Posted 9/7/2006 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello.   I have for the past two months been having trouble breathing.  I am currently in the military where PT is something I do on a regular basis.  However, recently I have become winded just walking up a flight of stairs, or doing any type of activity.  When I run I feel like I cannot pass through any air.  I can usually only run for about 5 minutes until I need to stop, and catch my breath.  I just know it is not normal for someone who is in physical shape to suffer from shortness of breath that easily.   Well, I recently have taken a pulmonary test, which the doctor said my breathing was little below normal, but it seemed okay for someone my age.  He did say however that the albuterol they were giving me was helping, because my breathing was at normal on the PFT once they gave me the medicine.  I took another PFT yesterday by another doctor, and he stated that breathing was perfectly normal as well.  He did however state that sometimes irregular breathing patterns will not showup until sometime later.
 
I just wanted to know what else I could do, because I just have a feeling it is asthma, because I do not have any other medical problems.  However, the doctors have stated that the tests are perfectly fine, but I am still out of breath, and even is even getting to the point that even power walking is causing me to be out of breath quickly.
 
Please help me.

Chartreux
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   Posted 9/7/2006 8:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Since your in the military, you have to be careful. A diagnosis of Asthma might mean a discharge from service. It is a discharge if your in the Air Force. If the medications are working and you like military service you might want to keep it to yourself. I have a lot of respect for the military, my husband was Air Force. scool

Catty 23
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   Posted 9/12/2006 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
This is what I want to do, is hide it; however, I have PT test to pass, and I cannot do that if I am out breath, and close to an attack. My physical fitness has suffered tremendously. Right now I am working with an officer to learn how to control my breathing. Wish me luck.

Chartreux
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   Posted 9/13/2006 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Catty 23, Look for breathing exercises on the internet. My daughter plays the flute and musicians need a lot of air, so when she first wanted to play the flute I told her to try to blow air across the top of a plastic 2liter bottle(empty) holding the bottle just under her lower lip( forcing air down into the bottle) and she would practice this for about 15-20 minutes a day. Try breathing exercises and oh of course lots of good luck to you. God Bless! scool oh, my daughter made it up to All Area last year and she is hoping to make State this year with her flute.

Chartreux
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   Posted 9/17/2006 7:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Catty 23, whats the latest on your PT Test? Are you doing any better?
Lots of good luck to you yeah
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