I am visiting from the Lupus forum, saw rheumy, who said my lupus is stable, my asthma is not, and is making me go for allergy testing. My bottom line: if I could talk, I could breathe! My first ED visit as a pt. scared me to death. So I am going for skin testing in June. I am also the proud new owner of a misty nebulizer for my Duonebs. I like Joy's plan, and would like to add.... stay on your preventative inhalers. I hate mine and figured I was on so much emergency prednisone, (40mg x 1 wk, 30, 20 10) and the nebs, that I didn't need both.... busted. Dr. said why did I stop? and I said...cause I am not wheezing ..... so I am now taking my flovent like a good patient should. But I am NOT getting a flu shot.
ps. I have a medic alert tag on my keychain, and my cell phone is programmed for ICE, the free in case of emergency alert that is on it.
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, Piroxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily and Paxil, Ambien every night.