Reporting on my new Doctor

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   Posted 10/29/2008 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my appointment with the new pulmonologist today and he was reallly nice and very, very thorough.  He spent at least an hour with me, took an extensive history and answered all my questions.  I couldn't be happier.  He told me I was on the wrong medication.  He said the azmacort is a much older and less powerful steroid and it just wasn't helping me.  He put me on symbicort and gave me a sample and I used it in the office so he could be sure I knew how to use it correctly.  Since I used it this morning I have not had to use my rescue inhaler at all today.  I can still use the albuterol if I should need the rescue, but so far so good.  He was astounded to hear the other dr. told me I didn't have asthma and just needed to lose weight.  He said from all the lung tests that I certainly do have asthma and he thinks the symbicort will really help. He told me that sometimes people with asthma just have it flair up and need better treatment to contol it.So I am glad I finally have answers.  Hopefully I will be able to return to my normal life (whatever that is!)

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   Posted 10/29/2008 10:48 PM (GMT -6)   
turn   turn turn turn Its so nice to hear good news from someone.Sounds like you found a good DR. for you. tongue tongue tongue tongue
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   Posted 10/31/2008 10:34 AM (GMT -6)   


I could not be happier for you.  Whooo  Hooooooo.  I am glad you finally got a good physician and some good news.

Take Care and Hugs


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   Posted 10/31/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Aurora,

I am so happy that you have found what is working for you. I know that asthma can be scarey. My first husband had copd. That was really frightening. But he used albuterol also and it worked for him. He had to mix two things together and use a nebulizer. That really helped him. He also had a portable one.

I hope that you continue to feel better. We are all here for you, never forget that.

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 10/31/2008 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   

I am sitting here with the biggest smile imaginable! I hope your asthma will be a bit better now, with the new insights and meds.

Take care!
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   Posted 11/2/2008 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so happy you finally got a good doc that is helping you and listening to you

YOU do deserve it

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