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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/11/2007 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
My doctor was no help so hopefully someonelse could help..... It all started 6 months ago or so when i developed a sinus infection which caused alot of mucus. The doctor gave me antibiotics and the infection cleared up but the mucus seemed to stay around... about two weeks ago i was walking outside with my friends. It was a cold day and about five minutes into the walk i could feel mucus in my throat and sinus area. I would try to spit up as much mucus as i could but eventually i would throw up , and after i did that i would feel pretty good for a while, But this isnt the first time this has happened ,even running inside on the treadmill i would get the same result. Playing sports such as hockey would be a hard task , i would have to come off a sit on the bench for a while and spit up mucus or else i would throw up . This has been going on for about four months.
My last doctor said it could Possibly be asthma related but didnt give me any puffer or anything , he said he didnt really no what was wrong with me . My lungs where clear and healthy. His Solution to this was to tell me to stay out of the cold as much as possible. I live in Newfoundland so thatS basically impossible. Appreicate it if anyone has any advice in what i should do.

Post Edited (Pontoon) : 4/11/2007 7:41:54 PM (GMT-6)

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 4/11/2007 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I would suggest you see an allergist.  In my opinion, they know so much more about asthma than your regular family doctors.  I do have severe asthma and usually cough up mucous on exertion, even when blow drying my hair. But, you have to take into consideration that I am 56 years old and my asthma is severe.  Cold weather is a real trigger for me also.
Good luck to you!

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 4/12/2007 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Uh, first i cant believe your doctor said that, that makes no sence, he doesnt know? GET A NEW DOCTOR! when i went into my doctor and i said that i thought i might have it, she gave me a steriod inhailor and a ventolin to be used when i have acctual attacks.
This is pretty much doctor 101, so go back and say you want to see a specialist and that you want to start an inhailor now.
he probably thinks its just anxiety and youll forget soon enough or something, which is also inappropriate, so just tell him like it is and what you want. its not like its pain killers, and if it doesnt work youll know.

Also, since your in canada like me, so this will be the perfect plan for you, next time you get that same symptom go to the emergency room and tell then you think your having an asthma attack and then theyll help you and youll probably know then, but eather way itll get back to your dr, that you did that because the canadian government wouldnt be too happy to know that he oculd have treated you but decided not to, forcing you to go to the emergency room costing the govmt hundreds of dollars instread of a simple 50$f for a quick in office appt,. and next time hell be sooner to help you out, trust me, this works

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/12/2007 6:15 AM (GMT -6)   
ya thanks ill have to do that.... yesterday was like my fifth time too that doctor and he keeps sayin the same crap over and over he was saying how some poeple are just sensititve too the cold he compared to how some people get sick when drinking milk or some crap haha i was pretty pissed.

Post Edited (Pontoon) : 4/12/2007 8:19:50 AM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 4/17/2007 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
You could have EIA (Excersiced-Induced Asthma) which is what I developed years ago after a bad chest cold and bout of bronchitis. I only have asthma symptoms when I exercise. When I go to see a doc my lungs are usually "clear and healthy" too if I haven't exerted myself lately. I too get mucus and the annoying coughing as well as the feeling that my bronchial tubes are itchy. You should get your doc to give you an albuterol inhaler. The good news is you just take a couple puffs before exercise and you're good to go. :-)
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