Yeah, he did! I kept asking for the allergy shots, and he kept telling me I had to wait until the inflammation got better. It made sense at the time. He also had me inhaling some purple inhaler with powder and when I looked it up online it said "may cause death" so I stopped that because I was continuing to have severe asthma attacks.
I am sure he knew better than I how destructive long term, daily, prednisone use is. Another thing, he was perfectly happy having me come in for the same breathing tests every 2 weeks, it almost felt like he was milking the system, and I was not getting better. He was a pleasant enough man I just wasn't making very much progress..
When he billed me a huge co-payment that I wasn't expecting, as I believe I have full coverage for my copay, I stopped going.
Eventually I kind of hit a plateau with the asthma, I have it, it never fully goes away and I have to watch my triggers, but I have a little control with the rescue inhaler, allergy meds and a tiny bit of prednisone, like 5 mg every couple of days. I'm living with it.
I wish I had acupuncture coverage, I really should see if I can get that. I know it would help.
Hope you are having a lovely and restful weekend!
disco queen, wild child, and radio broadcast professional, diagnosed 30 years ago with fibro and post polio.
post polio, fibro, asthma, allergies, sciatica, arthritis, depression, anxiety, vertigo, inner ear imbalance with ringing and deafness, and sleep disorder
"Hang in there, it does get better".