I'm new to the site so here's hoping I can get some really good feedback. I have adult onset asthma. But my asthma isn't like the asthma cases I read about. I never wheeze, I don't cough that much, I'm never SOB. At first I thought it might be vocal cord dysfunction. Had that checked out though. I get this strange feeling in my throat and then all of a sudden my heart starts racing and of course I panic and hurry to do a breathing treatment. It helps, but sometimes I wonder does it help because I feel i'm not going to die now. We ruled out panic attacks although panic does come with anyone having an asthma attack. I have been on Alvesco for about 5yrs now. I really only use my nebulizer to pre-treat before I exercise. I've had all skin testing and of course it came back fine. I use Xopenex cause albuterol makes me crazy. But these attacks just come out of nowhere. Strange huh!! I have asked my dr. do i really have asthma and he says by my spirometer readings I do. But it's still strange to me. He wants me to start Singulair but I have heard bad things about it. Maybe it would help. I guess I have been on and changed medications so many times in my life that sometimes ya just get tired of something else. But I don't understand these episodes that come over me. I hike alot, bike alot, so I carry a portable neb with me. He had suggested I try the new spiriva they have now. The mist instead of the powder. Any feedback on that one?? All of this has caused me much depression because my asthma seems so different from everyone else. I would appreciate some feedback. Maybe I can give everyone more information if you ask me questions. Thanks!
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