Friday, February 22, 2013
I had a chest x-ray which was clear or normal. (I did not read the actual report.) The dr saw me and gave me an inhaler ($63 copay) with more steroids in it to use short term until I am ovr this "exacerbation of asthma." I also got a pill called Tessalon Pearls which look like vitamin D capsules. They are to be taken 3 times a day and actually work! They help with the coughing and last night was the first night in awhile that I slept through the whole night without breathing and coughing problems! Thank goodness, these are wonderful pills.
I have today off and am trying to take it easy. I just got up and slept about 12 hours due to my rundown condition.
Oh, BTW, when I saw the dr yesterday I did not cough or wheeze at all while I was there and she said my lungs sounded much improved from the week before. Of course, before and after I saw her I had coughing and wheezing but I do think the spasm are less often.
I AM THRILLED I WAS ACTUALLY ABLE TO SLEEP LAST NIGHT!