diagnosis of allergy please help

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razzle51
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   Posted 8/29/2014 2:19 AM (GMT -7)   
ok new dr says I have COPD ....I am breathing fine , slight sore throat and itchy ears ..... last pcp took chest xray in later june and all was clear ... I do have seasonal allergies which I think this is all about ... new dr gave me inhaler and OMG it makes things worse ....what do yall think ??

Alcie
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   Posted 8/29/2014 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi razzle.

My doc says I have asthma, which I don't. I think it might have been to get a medication approved.

You might see a pulmonologist for a second opinion.

I took a single puff from an albuterol inhaler and ended up in the ER a few hours later with severe tachycardia. It's not unusual to have a reaction to it as long as 8 hours later. I had used albuterol for a breathing test in the office a few months previously and was fine. It's possible to pop up with new allergies and intolerances any time, out of the blue.

I have my seasonal allergies and year-round ones under good control with the shots. They're great for never getting congested again.

razzle51
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   Posted 8/30/2014 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks , the pollen count up in Iowa has been terrible all summer and even hubby is sneezing and coughing .
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