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.
Today officially marked 2 years since I lost my best and most loyal companion to me. Her name was Emmy. She was a 5 pound Malti-Poo dog, a mix between Maltese and Poodle. I loved her with all of my heart and still do. She is sitting in a specially crafted urn in one of our nicest cabinets in the house with her collar and tags still attached. I remember this day like it was yesterday though... I...
My pulse is at 79 bpm, which is a lot loer than it used to be, but my O2 level is only 80% which i know is low. On my action plan there are three zones green = good, yellow = not perfect but ok and just to keep an eye on it, and red = bad score. I've also been congested in my lungs..my question is that is thiz a time when i should go to the hospita?What do you guyz think?Wh