I'll introduce myself properly in the right thread, but in the mean time, I do have a question.
I was diagnosed in April of last year with asthma. My doctor at that time used the fact that I get out of breath easily, have a persistent heavy cough triggered by cold (air or beverages like shakes in particular), and have had my nails and lips turn blue after a heavy workout...
I know, I know, sounds like asthma, right? Well, I had to go to an allergist/asthma/dermatology type place, and the doctor there said that he didn't think I had asthma. He used a test where he had me push as much air as I could into a tube with and without albuterol. I was there for allergies, but I had been told by my primary to get that test done as well. I lost my insurance shortly afterward, and never had this figured out. Who do I trust? Is it asthma, is it not? I've been using the inhaler before excersising anyway, and it does help, and I can tell when I haven't...any opinions?
"Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness."
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