Posted 7/11/2007 2:29 PM (GMT -6)
I've been to the ER countless of times, and I've seen an allergist and a pulmonary specialist, and despite this and the meds that I'm on: Singulair, Claritin, Advair, Atrovent, and Albuterol on emergency only basis, I still get exacerbations of my symptoms. Not technically severe asthma attacks by any means, but ennough to make me hyperventilate, or feel numb/heavy/tingling and swollen hands, and same with legs/feet/stomach, without the swelling.
we ruled out anything else as I had many tests done, and x rays and my oxygen level is at 100%!!! Can't get any better than that.
So If I'm really that healthy, and fine, and on all these meds, why do I still FEEL like the asthma is constantly with me?
I Never feel 100% anymore, and I can't go out on humid days and walk/jog b/c I feel like passing out otherwise.
Anyways, the main symptom I feel is chest TIGHTness, and burning/pain. That's only when it gets bad, but the albuterol doesnt always cure it, surprisingly, especially the pain part. It's not really congestion/mucus/or wheezing, it's just tightness, squeezing that FEELS like you're congested but you're really not.
If anything gets congested, it's my nose.
Anyways, what am I to do at this point?
I've already done all I can do, and I guess I'm stuck with this for life unfortunately.
Isn't there ANYTHING that can alleviate symptoms or prevent attacks from occuring, or to reduce their severity?
Because if this is how i feel ON the meds, I can only imagine what I would feel like OFF them. Scary.
Also I heard that asthma is a result from an overactive immune system.
Isn't this technically a GOOD thing, to have an overactive system?