Posted 11/25/2009 1:50 AM (GMT -7)
Yes. And you are being very unwise on NOT treating it. Your mild asthma can become an MAJOR issue. One time I started blacking out on a city bus cuz of smokers all around me. I used my inhaler, it didnt help. By the time I got to the ER I knew I was going to black out majorly and knew I had to get into the ER. I got as far as someone in scrubs who asked if he could help me, I handed my inhaler and BLACK eveyrthing went. I woke up to smelling salts and a whole team around me, a nurse for each vital, monitors on me. And I was in the MAIN waiting room in a wheelchair. I was so critical they had to stabilize me before moving me. I was able to gage that I was out for quite a few minutes cuz when I was stabilized I was rushed into a room and respitory was already there. How does that tell me I was out for quite a bit? Because I was working in the medical field, right along with the nurses and I know how long it takes for a respitory team to get to a room. Despite my medical training, I decided to think I could handle it and put it off til I knew I couldnt handle it. I was told that night if I came in 30 minutes later, which would of been the next bus, I would of died and they couldnt do a thing about it because of how deprived of oxygen I was. So I chose now to treat my asthma, instead of gambling with my life.
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