Posted 9/2/2008 12:03 PM (GMT -6)
You really need to discuss this with a pulm. I was told I have asthma by a pcp for 5 years. Eventually nothing worked. I went to the pulm. He said I don't have to use my asthma meds anymore because I have copd! Needless to say I was very angry. I was misdiagnosed for all those years when quite possibly there was somthing I could have done to at least control it some what. Now I am on oxygen 24/7. I do have a few days here and there without it but most I have it and I am in the hospital with pnemonia at least twice a year. My pulm. said I will probably live another 8 years but my quality of life will continue to go down hill. Right now my lung capacity is at 23% all I can hope for is a transplant. but my heart is becoming effected and if they DX me with autoimmune disease I won't be eligible at all for a transplant. So take care of your lungs they are the only ones you have. Be agressive! and yes I can't be around any of the chemicals you mentioned either.
Possible scleroderma. stage 4 COPD, Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,plaquanil400mg,azythromyacin,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, spirivia,aciphex,lasix,inderal,pot.chlor.,B12
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