Feeling great however my doctor said my asthma worsned, how is this possible?

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Toussa
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   Posted 11/16/2014 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone,
So long story short, I live with 3 cats, after 4 years of having them, my asthma came back and I developed allergies to them. for about a year now I have been getting shots and put on asthma meds. So the last month has been the best month ever, I did not once use my rescue inhaler, and my allergies got so much better, i only take allergy pills every few days (instead of daily). So I was on 1 singulair daily, 4 puffs (2 am and 2 pm) of lower dose of symbicort. I went to see my doc feeling so hopeful and at first she was as excited as me, even suggesting to start reducing my meds, until she made me blow air hard and she listened to my chest. She said she can still hear a wheeze which means my lungs have inflammation and this means, even though i feel fantastic, my asthma is worse, and now it went from mild/moderate to moderate/sever. She upped my symobicort to the highest dose and put me on perdisone for 3 days, I am suppose to go see her in 2 weeks. Since she told me about my asthma, I have not been feeling right but i kind of think it is in my head... anyways, how can I be feeling so great , and even jog without the need of my inhaler and at the same time she thinks it got worse? i am really worried and unsure of what to think... any tips? i m feeling so down!

TroubledTurds
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   Posted 11/18/2014 8:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I would definitely get a second opinion - and trust your own body - i had a dope doc try to tell me I had copd - well I didn't and I don't - like you, i have allergies and asthma - some days/weeks are a problem, but for most days, not a real issue -

good luck - and love on them fur brains !
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Toussa
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   Posted 11/18/2014 8:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you soystud, I will look into getting a 2nd opinion after I go see her again in a couple of weeks...

Chartreux
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   Posted 11/18/2014 10:13 AM (GMT -7)   
I also agree with the second opinion, make sure to do your spirametry at home and see what numbers you get at home..could've been you got overly excited in the office, but don't worry yet. Sounds like your doing great...
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Toussa
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   Posted 11/19/2014 6:52 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually my flow meter always reads normal (even a little higher than normal) for my age and gender specifics :) thank you guys, you made me feel a little better
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