extreamly hard to breath, help!

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manic depressive
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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 11/21/2007 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok I have been on a long coctail of medication and supplements the last few weeks while I have been dieting, which I thought may be contributing to my sevre breathing problems. Although I am now only taking 25mcg T3 hormone once daily to aid in my diet and still cannot breath. ( there is no known contridiction with that dose of thyroid hormone )
I have been diagnosed with asthma as a child but have not really had any problems till recently. I have not seen my asthma doctor since last year, but am using an advair sample thing once a day somtimes twice, and albuteral about 4 times a day that she scripted me. I also turned in an old script for singulair from a general doctor.
So for a recap I am taking, advair, albuteral and singulair.
Does anyone have any idea or suggestion as to what my root problem is? I thought it was possibly just an increase in oxygen demand, but it should not be this bad. I dont even know if there is anything the doctor could do?
thanks for any help

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   Posted 11/21/2007 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
If you are not getting any relief with your asthma medications plus having difficulty breathing, it is best to be seen by a doctor or the ER ASAP! Sometimes we can become immune to our medications which is why different ones can be tried. And yes, a doctor should be able to help you. Please be seen right away.
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   Posted 11/21/2007 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi manic depressive...dont be depressed..Ive suffered with chronic asthma for 16 years.My life has changed since I started to go to a new young doctor after my rather old doctor retired.She has totally reviewed my medication, did blood tests,blood pressure,tested for cholesterol, liver, kidney functions , ecg and lung xrays and from the test results has completely changed my medication which she was sure I had become immune to and was doing me more hard than good..I cannot explain the change in my asthma..I am so much better and so more confident .My doc sees me every 3 months for a full check up and asthma review always checking on liver and kidneys for drug damage.After years on the steroids I had put weight on about 2 stone and I talked to my doc about it,she suggested an exercise programme which I have made part of my daily life.....just walking, dancing to a daft musical cd and eating lots of fruit and veg...its been hard work but my weight is dropping by 2-3 lbs a week and by xmas I should be in the 14 dresses for the parties instead of the 18s . You must, must, must, see your doctor every 3 or 4 months to monitor your progress. Asthma is an awful condition to cope with and if not controlled can be life threatening..I know I lost my dear dad to an asthma attack when he was 48 but things have changed since then and you must look after yourself..Go see the doc...explain how you feel and insist on tests as I have explained above...dont take no for ananswer be happy and well ...groovey xxxx
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