Asthma diagnosis on meds and feeling GREAT

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jeanneac
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   Posted 2/6/2012 12:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, I've been through a LOT with my health these past few years. Spent quite a lot of time on the crohn's forum (awesome group) and the RA forum (another awesome group) but I have to say that getting diagnosed with asthma has made such a huge impact in a positive way on my health. I really had no idea that I had it until I started wheezing and couldn't get rid of a cold a few years ago. On a rare occasion I would hear a whistling noise when I had my head on my pillow at night and thought it was coming from my sinuses.
 
Anyway, I had no idea I had asthma but I think it has been simmering for a long time. I thought you had to have coughing and a lot of wheezing and asthma attacks. I didn't really have any of that!
 
My doc changed me from Advail to symbicort and the symbicort didn't work. I've never had an asthma attack (thank god and I hope I never do) and the main problem was that my lung function was way down and I would get short of breath and VERY fatigued. I am back on Advair now and feeling like a champ. I've also been on a small dose of prednisone for the RA. I needed the inhaled steroids though. It's been like the icing on the cake to get me back to my old self. I was getting so depressed. After my colitis surgery I still wasn't feeling so great. I think this was the culprit all along.
 
Gonna go see an asthma specialist to make sure I get the best care.
 
Just wanted to tell my story. Good luck to y'all here in the asthma forum. I might drop in here now too! LOL.....
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well, Colon resection Nov. 2010, now in remission!
seronegative RA, type 2 d, asthma, skin scleroderma, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, nexium, synthroid, plaquenil, benicar
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA. Positive ANA speckled pattern 1:180, high sed r

Red_34
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   Posted 2/6/2012 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
That's awesome to hear! I'm glad you are feeling better and yes please! Do come back! :)
SHERRY
Moderator-Allergies/Asthma and Alzheimer's, Co-moderator-UC
Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular

jeanneac
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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 2/6/2012 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh hey Sherry!! I am sure you know me well by now from the other forums!
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well, Colon resection Nov. 2010, now in remission!
seronegative RA, type 2 d, asthma, skin scleroderma, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, nexium, synthroid, plaquenil, benicar
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA. Positive ANA speckled pattern 1:180, high sed r

Red_34
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Date Joined Apr 2004
Total Posts : 23551
   Posted 2/6/2012 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, that I do! :)
SHERRY
Moderator-Allergies/Asthma and Alzheimer's, Co-moderator-UC
Diagnosed Left sided UC in '92 - meds: 6mp, Colazal, Remicade and Bentyl*Unable to tolerate ALL mesalamines*, in '11 diagnosed with IBS, Diverticulosis, Fibromylagia..I also have Sacroiilitis, Scoliosis, Raynauds, OA, PA, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Dry Eye and allergies controlled by Zyrtec and Singular
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