Good for you for keep going back to the doctor until you got some relief. Hope the meds are helping. If not, it may take some tweaking. Walking is a great exercise if running or other cardio is too much.
WELCOME!!!!to the team! I understand where you're coming from. When I was younger I always had a hard time breathing. Mom always asked the Dr. if it was asthma? The Dr. kept saying NO.. it was chronic bronchitis (I do have that). Later when I got older I asked another Dr. but he said NO. just bronchitis and being too heavy. Then a couple of years later, after under going a surgery, I went to his office and he said"Did anyone ever tell you that you have asthma?" I told him,"I've been asking you!"
Then my medical insurance made me change Drs. The first time she saw me..just as she walked in the door, she stopped, looked at me and said"Do you know you have asthma?" I asked how she knew..she said "I could hear it in you from over here".
Just hang in there..we are here for you. Let us know if you need help. Good Luck!
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I am new to SP. I was diagnosed with asthma in 2008. It was a very frustrating time for me. I was sick with a cold or flu every month for a whole year. I started having trouble breathing when I started working in an industrial environment. At work one day I couldn't breathe and started to panic. I was sent to first aid and the nurse told me it was all in my head, I was having an anxiety attack which really ticked me off because I know what a panic attack is! I went out for dinner another day and I couldn't even eat because I couldn't breathe, I started to cry in the middle of the restaurant and my bf kind of got p'd at me because he didn't believe me. I finally insisted to the doctor who also told me a couple of times that it was all in my head or that it was allergies that I go to a specialist. Finally they sent me and I did the spirometry test that confirmed I had something. I had to go back to the doctors to get the prescription for puffers, and he did not say a word to me! I feel much better now, however exercise is more difficult then it use to be. I get tired out easily...even when I feel I can breathe good. That's my asthma story!
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