To clear up the record, I am unable to see my doctor right now as well - Agan, because of my position. Please don't assume that which you don't know.
My current daily dosage is now down in the levels that are safe, according to what you're telling me - Again, I've stated that about
5 times, but I'm getting the same old answers. Yes, I've realized (for the first time, just a few days ago) that what I'm doing was dangerous, so I stopped. Is that enough, or are you guys going to keep harping on me for it? Because, quite frankly, you are, and it's making me less willing to want to reach out to you guys. I am respecting what you guys are saying, and have already made changes that need to be made.
Now, because of my current situation: Hours away from a lung specialist and unable to get to my doctor - I'm just trying to get some answers. YES, I'm currently trying to get answers from those two sources, but it just might not happen in the next (now less than) two weeks - Have I not stated that already? Have I not stated that I've dropped my meds down to safer daily levels? Now, is there anything wrong with my trying to research my problem in another way I know how? And, may I add, to people's opinions which I DO respect? (Again, why would I still be here?) I don't see anything wrong with that, especially since I've recently been cutting things back to far-more acceptable levels.
So, I repeat my two questions:
What is the difference in how much medecine you get int your body between taking an MDI without a spacer, and one with a spacer? Is it possible that a person could take more with just an MDI because less medicine is getting to his lungs? (i.e. not getting a full dose?) (Again, I am NOT doing this right now)
And: Will the different side effects of proair always be an indication that you've had too much? i.e. Could you at all use that as a gauge of what you're taking? (if, for example, in my situation, I can't see a doctor but want to try to keep training at peak levels?) Or could bad side effects suddenly hit out of the blue? (Again, I am NOT doing this right now)
If I keep getting the same type of answers that I'm starting to get, I will stop posting here. Again, I repeat myself for the umpteenth time - I have cut back to safe levels (according to your medical book) and am doing whatever I can to get the problem figured out in my current situation. Now, can you be fair to me and discuss these issues with me? Because I can tell you that I have been listening to you. Now, can you listen to me on these two issues?
Post Edited (walthenf) : 5/3/2009 12:28:48 PM (GMT-6)