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   Posted 3/14/2007 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
What would happen if I took my asthma medication before I went in to take my PFT or MCT? Would it give off a reading that I didnt have asthma??? Any help would be much appreciated.

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   Posted 3/14/2007 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I guess I'm lost on this one, if you are already taking asthma medication then obviously they know that you have asthma? I honestly don't know much about asthma but it makes sense to me that taking your medication is better then having an attack. Have you called the doctors office to ask?
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   Posted 3/15/2007 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had the PFT and you need to call and ask the respiratory therapist or who ever is doing the test how you need to prepare for the test.  I wasn't able to take my steroid inhalers before only my albuterol.  You didn't say why your taking the meds?  The test will give a true report of what is going on with your breathing and how bad it is.   Sometimes they give meds to make you have an asthma attack. Not always though, they test you first to see how your breathing is and then if your not having much trouble they will give a med to make you have one. 
But I urge you to call and ask the respiratory dept. about the meds. It's extremely important for a true test.
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