Going to specalist

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   Posted 1/1/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I am finally going to a specalist, It is an allergy/astma clinic. Any sudjestions for good questions, or things to bring up. I am having a mold problem in my home that I think is making me worse. I just do not seem to be prgressing much. I have finished my second round of stroids, antobitics and have moved uo to Advir 500/50. I am just worn out. They are talking allergy testing for triggers. I just want to get back to work and be simi normal.
                Thanks for any feed back.
                                  Kris yeah

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   Posted 1/1/2007 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats Chris and way to go!
Make a list of all the medications your on and a listing of steroids you have had along with dates you took them and the Doseages.
Ask about the allergy testing.
Make a list of questions you have, such as "How is allergy testing done?", "Should I have a CT scan of my sinuses?"
These are just my suggestions okay. If your specialist has a website you might want to download a new patient application or ask for one to be mailed to you if there is time.
I wish you good luck and lots of (((Hugz)))
Hope you get better soon and that you have a wonderful new year.

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   Posted 1/1/2007 5:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Zoegirl: Congrats on your allergy test! I don't understand why more MDs are reluctant to order allergy tests until a lot of avenues of tx are exhausted. How can one fight the allergies & asthma triggers if you can't identify them?

After the test, your days will be much brighter ... you will know what you are up against and what road you need to take.

Good luck!

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   Posted 1/5/2007 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Zoegirl, I would ask the specialist for an asthma nurse. I have a asthma nurse, and it is really helpful. I would ask the doctor for a peak flow meter if you don't already have one. Do pulmonary function test. Best wishes to you. Let us know how things turn out at the doctors., Happy 2007 Brandi. :-)
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