just quit working 3 weeks later im calling 911 every day for asthma attacks?

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crystal143
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   Posted 4/18/2009 6:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I AM SO SCARED. I HAVNT LEFT MY HOUSE IN 3 WEEKS! NOW UP UNTILL 3 WEEKS AGO I WAS IN THE CLUB EVERY SINGLE NIGHT WORKING FINE AROUND CIGGARETTS AND ALLERGINS EVERY WHERE. I STOPPED BECAUSE THE LAST TIME I WAS ON MY WAY TO WORK I MADE MY SISTER PULL OVER AND I THREW MYSELF OUT THE CAR BECAUSE I FELT LIKE I COULDNT BREATH AND MY BODY WENT TOTALLY NUMB. WHEN THE AMBULANCE CAME THEY TOLD ME MY OXYGEN WAS 92% BUT WENT UP TO 100% IN A MATTER OF SECONDS. IVE BEEN TO THE HOSPITAL EVERY OTHER DAY SINCE THEN. HALF THE DOCTORS SAY ANXIETY HALF SAY ASTHMA. THEY PUT ME ON A MEDS THAT MADE ME WORSE. IT MADE ME FEEL LIKE AN ELEPHANT WAS ALWAYS SITTING ON MY CHEST .THAT TIGHTNESS IN MY CHEST WENT AWAY WHEN I STOPPED DOING THE MEDS SO MUCH. SAW A POLMONOLOGIST THAT WAS A WACKO AND GAVE ME MORE MEDS THAT IM NOT GONNA TAKE. HE DIDNT RUN ANY TEST TO PROVE ITS ASTHMA. HE JUST GUESSED BECAUSE I TOLD HIM I HAD IT WHEN I WAS LITTLE. I NEVER HAD TO USE MY INHALER THO. NOW I USE IT EVERY DAY AND THE PARAMEDICS KNOW ME BY NAME AND ALWAYS COME AND SAY MY VITALS ARE 100% BUT YET EVERY DAY I FEEL LIKE I CANT BREATH UNTILL THEY COME AND GIVE ME THE NUEBLIZER TREATMENTS.
IM CONFUSED ASTHMA OR ANXIETY?
 
(Hi, Crystal,  I just editted your post a tiny bit because we have members on here as young as 13. - no worries!) - percycat

Post Edited By Moderator (percycat) : 4/18/2009 7:59:46 PM (GMT-6)


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   Posted 4/18/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there! - You and I seem to be experiencing some very similar physical symptoms. I'm so sorry to hear that the pulmonologist didn't seem to take you seriously. I am glad that you also posted on the allergy and asthma forum, as those folks may be able to make a lot more sense out of the breathlessness.

It is true that anxiety can cause those symptoms in and of itself - for me, it will most definitely piggyback on anything else I have going on! Do try to get in to see another pulmonologist or perhaps a followup with your regular docotr. I am concerned that the paramedics keep treating you, but that you don't seem to have been able to get to a non-emergency doctor yet. Someone will be able to give you the answers and the relief you need; it's just a matter of finding them.

Hang in there, and trust that your family is watching over you and won't let anything bad happen to you, so that you can try to rest for a bit.

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   Posted 4/19/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   

Hello Crystal,

I am so sorry to hear you are going through this difficult time.  I am not a professional but it feels to me like you may be in the middle of a panic attack and perhaps you are hyperventilating.  If you were dx with asthma as a child and you have never had problems, you have been in a smoky enclosed area and not having any problems but now at home are having attacks it does fit anxiety. 

I am sorry you did not like the pulmonologist. You posted "A WACKO AND GAVE ME MORE MEDS THAT IM NOT GONNA TAKE."  I am wondering what the meds were and why you decided not to even try the meds.

I am glad that Percy posted to you as she understands more about your issues but please know we all care here in the A & P forum and keep on talking to us.

Just a gentle reminder, you had your caps on in your post. Remember, using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS in posts is considered yelling and rude, plus it is difficult to read. 

Again welcome to the family.

Gentle Hugs

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   Posted 4/19/2009 11:12 PM (GMT -7)   
When I read your post, I thought of Percy! She has that breathless feeling, too. Glad she posted here. I don't blame you for being frustrated. Keep searching for a correct diagnosis. Don't give up. Are you in therapy? If not, you may want to run it by one.

I sure hope your days get better. Try to relax and learn some techniques if you haven't already. These feelings/symptoms are probably from leaving your job. You may feel guilty. You may be concerned about what's next? You may have had a panic attack and now whenever your breathing is off, you begin to panic.

Try to relax and take care of yourself. Find ways to relax on a daily basis. Please let us know how you're feeling!
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   Posted 4/20/2009 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Crystal,

Hoping you are doing better, please do check in with us as we are here for you and we care.

Warm hugs to you,

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   Posted 4/20/2009 2:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, crystal!

How are you doing today? I think you were going to have a doctor's appointment, right? I hope you got some useful news. Do let us know; you're part of the family!

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crystal143
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   Posted 4/20/2009 3:56 PM (GMT -7)   
hey guys...
my appointment is for tommorow. today was not such a good day :( dont wana be such a negative person. but what happen was my boyfriend goes to work in the mornings and i cant be alone so i had him drop me off at my moms house. but when i got there no one was home just my little sister.. the hair spray queen! the house smelled really bad with fumes. my mom was out eating breakfast with my step dad. i didnt freak out tho i actually remained calm and went to meet up with them. first time driving on my own since i got sick. when i got there my step dad was wearing heavy colon! i ate some breakfast anyway. i was feeling weird.. but i thought it was because i was just thinking about it to much. then we went to this book store near the resturant.. i did my inhaler i dont know if i panicked but my breaths got shorter and shorter i had my mom call 911. the ambulance had to come infront of everybody. they actually heard some weezing though. they gave me a treatment at the hospital i stopped weezing and they sent me home. i got really sad because when i went to the pharmacy they told me the one important medicine i needed.. singulair wasnt covered by my medical. they actually said i would have to pay $249.00 thats insane! so i didnt start that medicine yet :(. i went home and took a nap. when i woke up i had to go to the bank with my boyfriend..scared the whole way there. and i then i got really sad because the bank teller was this really pretty girl i went to high school with. and she was flirting alot with him and he started smilling and asking what nationality do i think she is? it makes me sooooooooooo soooooo sad that i know for a fact 3 weeks ago he would never look at her twice. but ive been going through so much that i dont even comb my hair im always in pajamas and i dont wear make up anymore. :( i know it seems silly but im only 19 and i went from beauty queen to this sick girl always in bed. i used to get depressed if i didnt go out at least 3 times a week! i cried really hard. and my boyfriend felt bad. i know he loves me but i cant blame him if he lusts for another girl.
thanks for listening!!!!

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   Posted 4/20/2009 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Hello,

I am sorry you having a rough go of it. 

Will your insurance company pay for the generic of singulair? There is a generic called Montelukast. Find out if they are willing to pay for this?

Singulair is not used  to treat an asthma attack that has already begun. It will not work fast enough to reverse your symptoms. Use only a fast-acting inhalation medication to treat an asthma attack.  

Standard albuterol is probably one of the most frequently used rescue inhalers.

Please remember I am not a professional but these are questions I would discuss with my physician.

Take care,

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percycat
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   Posted 4/20/2009 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey, crystal, I'm so sorry your day was rough. All of that would definitely get a person down, and you're not feeling strong right now, so it's hard to take things like your boyfriend's comment in stride.

Definitely bring up questions about medicaito nwith your doctor tomorrow. I really hope and pray that you get some good answers and can start feeling more like yourself again. Anxiety is such a nasty thing to fight, and it often makes us feel we're fighting alone.

Remember, though, that you've got support here and people who know what it's like to go through the same things.

Keep us posted, okay?

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   Posted 4/20/2009 6:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Also, don't forget you are a little emotional right now. If a cute guy checked you out and chatted you up you would be happy right? It wouldn't mean you didn't love your boyfriend or that you were going to cheat on him right? It would just mean you got a little attention and an ego boost. It works both ways. He was probably feeling like "the man" for a moment. Doesn't mean it is anything to worry about.
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   Posted 4/21/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Crystal!

Nice to meet you and welcome to the A/P forum! As you can tell there a tons of people on here with great advice and support.

Take care and I pray you get to feeling better.

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