Hello everyone, I am new to this group and pretty new to asthma. My first indication that something was wrong was in October when I started coughing and the cough never went away. I then started getting short of breath and chest tightness. I broke down and went to the dr in Nov and they of course did a chest ex-ray that indicated that was not expelling all the air out of my lungs and suggested that I have PFT's done. At this time I was put on Albuteral, Clairitin and Flonase and told it was more than liekly asthma had my PFT's done on Jan 31. During this time the need to use my inhaler increased. Mind you that I use Indian Health for my medical care so when I hadn't heard of the results by the first of March I scheduled and appt. Come to find out the dr I was seeing left I so I fell through the cracks. The PFT's showed mild obstructive disease and the dr I saw that day started me on Singulair and reported that it was asthma and scheduled me to come back in 6 weeks to see the dr that was taking over my care. So here we are today and I saw the new dr and Dulera was added to my med list. So long story short hoping to make friends with others that are dealing with the day to day issues of asthma.
Wonder if anyone here has this disease? I was told it is terminal, 5-10 years.
OK. So I had to go off my blood pressure med and cholesterol med because of the drug induced Lupus. (See my previous post) So yesterday and today, I had a headache, could not think, and my eyes would not focus. Same today. My blood pressure was 150/106 this morning. So I got an appointment with the Nurse Practitioner who chastised me for going off the blood pressure med with no replacement. So...