Hi Red 34,
I'm going to try my best and give it my 100% All to stop this nasty smoking habit!! I've never liked it from day 1 and I do not know why in the H*** I even started!!
If I go without smoking for several hours I can breathe alomost completely normal. Once I take a puff off one of those coffin nails it's back to not being able to breathe very well.
I have a doctors appt. at the end of July but I'm going to call his office and see if I can get in sooner. What kind of doctor would one see for breathing problems such as this?
Thanks for your reply,
Thanks for your reply.
I am getting ready to go to my primary care doctor. I called about an hour ago and I got in today! Appt is at 2:15 central time so I will let ya know what happens when I get back.
My insurance is Medicare/Medicade
No matter who you start out with, they are going to send you to a pulmonologist for all the tests you are going to need. I have had adult onset asthma for about 5 1/2 years. It's severe. My allergists treats me. I was never a smoker. I have an aunt who had to retire from nursing because of her asthma, which went into emphysema. Yes, she was and still is a smoker. I am hoping and praying that you will be able to quit before this happens to you. I serve on two committees in my community, one is a tobacco prevention coalition and the other is a committee to bring about a clean indoor air ordinance for out city. Through this, I have found about Chantix a new smoking cessation medication that seems to work well. I now have three friends on it and they are having great success. You might ask your doctor about this, if you are ready to quit.
When my asthma is really bothering me, I am very tired with little or no energy at all. If you have asthma and are not being treated for it and then add the smoking, I would imagine you would feel terrible. I am not fussing at you, just trying to help you figure out what is going on with you. I'm certainly not a doctor, but you could have other respiratory problems going on. You definitely need to get into see someone ASAP and get the ball rolling. Please keep us posted.
Your signatur line links back to a pay for fee service, so this is misleading to the members, as it is not free meds, there is a application fee as well as registration fee. Please adjust your signature line.
Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 7/8/2007 9:53:23 AM (GMT-6)
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