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1/11/11 5:30 P

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Is there any other doc you can go to? My docs staff ar etrained to automatically get me in if I call with asthma probs.. it is life and death.. if he is really that negligant, youCAN call teh chief of staff at the hospital,, they dress down losers and slackers,, liability and all...

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1/4/11 5:02 P

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I'm really sorry to hear about what is going on with your doctor.

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1/3/11 11:37 P

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I had a really good team of doctors before we switched stations and they were really hands on last time I had these problems and gave me a few rounds of steroids to help build the strength back up in my lungs and that helped quite a bit.. Since moving I have a new doctor and have only met with him twice. Last Wednesday I called his office because I had an asthma attack last Tuesday night. thought I had it under control my keeping calm and the nmy face went numb and I passed out. I don't think his office takes asthma very seriously because they couldn't fit me in for a couple weeks (made an appointment) and then I asked to get a refill on the albuterol for my nebulizer and the guy said it would take 24-48 hours to get a call back from the doctor and I was patient since Friday was a Holiday but now Monday has come and gone and nothing so when I call them tomorrow if they don't have a prescription ready for me I think I might have to walk in and wait for them to take it serious. I cannot go to the hospital and expose my kids to germs everytime I need a breathing treatment while I am here alone. It's very frustrating and sometimes I like to forget that I have asthma but I can't ignore it anymore and need to be proactive for myself if my doctors won't be.

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1/3/11 11:26 P

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I'm sorry that you are having such problems. Asthma can be so discouraging at times. Have you been able to talk to your doctor about it?

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1/3/11 11:14 P

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Hi! My name is Nicole and I am 25 year old Mother and Wife. My husband is in the Marine Corps and currently deployed while I am home with our almost 5 year old son (will be in 8 days) and 23 month old daughter. I have battled with Asthma since I was about 10 years old and have been dealing with being overweight for even longer. I had a very brief period of being a normal weight but I wasn't in a healthy place and got there by living off of rice, ice berg lettuce, coffee and water (when I was 16). I have gone up and down from my lowest at 16 being 125 to my highest at 18 being 318 (yes I put on just under 200 lbs in 2 years)

Anyways.. This most recent journey I have started on was at 262 on my 25th birthday (in August) and today I am currently at 222. So 40 lbs down... but with the cooler temps my asthma has gotten so bad that it is actually HARDER to workout now than t was for me at 262lbs. I attempted to do a 10 minute cardio video with Coach Nicole and barely made it to 5 minutes before I couldn't push past the pain in my lungs. I am on Asmanex, singulair and have an emergency inhaler that I use before working out and I still can't push past the 5 minutes. It's very discouraging and I am just trying to keep on course and push through this pain to get back to where I was ..

So after all of these rambles.. I am here because I need the support and motivation to keep moving forward despite this road block.

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