Posted 8/29/2009 2:11 AM (GMT -6)
Well there are tests. There is medical history. Or you can be really wierd and do what I do. I pull the normal kid way diagnoses as an adult. I get the flu, I cant get better. I told the doctor since I couldnt breathe she could kill me so I wouldnt have to suffer LOL! She listens to my breathing and says "Its not the flu. You have asthma" I look at her like shes nuts becuase she only listened to my breathing. Nebulizer treatment. More listen to breathing "You sound a lot better now, I am giving you a prescription for Albertol. You need to do 2 puffs every 4 hours til you feel better." Dang it....it worked. Now, heres the funny thing....all 3 in my immediate famly of females are asthmatic. The men, dont. All the men and I have diabetes. When we get something, we'll share it with each other even if it isnt contagious LOL.
2 Weeks ago my primary doctor listend to my breathing "well you definately have asthma. how is your inhaler supply?" "Well, this one is almost gone doctor and I dont have anymore" "Ok, I need you to get one right away and while your here I'm ordering a nebulizer treatment so you will have some time to buy before you need the inhaler" "thanks dr."
I cant get rid of it dang it lol.
Anyhow, you can have allergy or sports asthma or both. I'm a both. While your at the specialist see if you can get an allergist to test your allergies.
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications: Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days