Hi my name is Tricia...I am 34 year old mother of 2. I was "diagnosed" with asthma 3 years ago. I have had bad control ever since. I have also been hospitalized 3 times since then. I have been on "every" asthma med, pretty much. My pulmunlogist has sent me to another hospital 3 hours away and they are sure I DON'T have asthma, so they have scheduled a methocholine challenge for the 25th of January (this is the 2nd time it has been scheduled, due to getting "bad" every time I come off my meds). The new doctor was so sure I don't have asthma that he took me off my theophyline, vospire, zyflo, advair..he let me stay on zrytec, flonase, calcium, vit D, nexium, predinisone, and my duoneb. Well 5 days off my medicine and I was in the hospital. They ended up just putting me back on Advair, and still keeping me off the other meds. This was not good enough for him to prove I have asthma, he still wants the methocholine challenge. I was suppose to get it done the 11th of Jan but 3 days off Advair and I had to go back on a higher dose of steroids again. I am back down to my daily steroids today, but on Monday have to come off the Advair again for the test. FYI they are sure I also have an underlying lung disease that is has yet to be diagnosed. Any suggestions... I have had "allergies and sinus problems my whole life", but was sent to an allergist a few months ago and tested negative for everything they checked me for??
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