Ok I am new to the Asthma
family. Recently diagnosed after over 6 months of a painful, unproductive cough
. I have been referred to a pulmonologist
who is excellent and has been working with me for about
Because I have additional conditions I was told my asthma management may be difficult. I am on Singulair, Zyrtec, Qvar & ProAir HFA daily for the asthma, Prevacid for the GERD & Prozac & Klonopin for anxiety.
The Singulair & both inhalers have greatly increase my anxiety. My GERD has become uncontrolled within the past 2 weeks, and I have started having constant chest pain over the past 5 days. I understand that the steriod in the Qvar will increase my anxiety and the Singular and ProAir may also effect it.
I have not been able to find any information regarding the effects the asthma meds may have on GERD. Until I started the asthma meds my GERD was well controlled by 2 daily doses of Prevacid.
The asthma meds have decreased my cough intensity and frequency but have not controlled it. I can no longer climb my basement stairs without being completely winded & with increased chest pain.
Are these common symptoms of Asthma?
How long does it typically take to find the right control medications?
Does anyone else have increased GERD symptoms due to asthma meds?
I've read that anxiety & GERD can increase asthma symptoms, is this a vicious cycle I get to look forward to for the rest of my life?
I am a 45 year old, previously healthy, active female that has always been a nonsmoker. I'm looking for some first hand information on asthma.