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Finally Went To The Doctors This Morning...


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#1 Sam

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Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:10 AM

He Put me on the zpac and gave me inhaler. I have been wheezing for awhile and really didn't think to much about it. But I have been more tired then usal so I decided to go.

Yesterday I had made an appointment with a pulmno and I won't get in to see him or her until September. I just want to make sure I am getting the best treatment for my lungs. I had my PFT and Echo done at the beginning of the month. so we will be talking about that.

Well all I have been trying to take a nap since I got home from the doctors but the phone was ringing off the hook, it has been quite for awhile now so I think I will try again. Take care, Sam
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 08:51 AM

It sounds like you and your team of doctors are on the right track. Do keep us posted when you find out what's happening. September sounds a long way off, but it will pass quickly. Meantime, if something critical comes up, don't hold off calling sooner than that.
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Posted 22 May 2007 - 03:09 PM

Hey Sam,

Sorry you haven't been feeling well. I can't wait to find out what the doctor says in Sept. Much love to you!!
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 04:51 AM

The doctor told me yesterday that I have asthmatic bronchitis. today I woke up with a sore throat. I had tried lying back down this morning but I am having problems, I really think it's the inhaler that is making me feel weird. I'm only doing one puff, I just took a shower and had to get out thought I was going to pass out, now my tongue is numb. This is really strange. I am going to call the doctor office in a bit, I know my doctor isnt in on Wednesday so that might be a problem. Man I hate this. Well just thought I would let you know what is going on.
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 06:46 AM

Hi Sam,

The feelings you are describing are definitely from the inhaler. So it will pass over time. Once your air exchange gets better too from the bronochitis you will feel better. I'm sorry you have to deal with this on top of everything else!
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 07:30 AM

Sam, hang in there. I think that Sweet is right about the inhaler side effects. Let us know how you are doing.
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 08:38 AM

Well I got to lay down and sleep but it might be too much sleep. Yes I think its the inhaler too, its makes me feel gittery, I had to use one before but it didn't make me feel like that. How strange how our bodies change over the years I guess. Thanks for the good thoughts. I just wished I felt good, I want to go watch Howies nephew play ball tonight. Oh well if I don't go I can go next Wednesday. Well again thanks, Sam
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 09:48 AM

Hi Sam, I'm so sorry you're having problems with your lungs and you haven't been feeling well. I just wanted to say that my kids both use puffers and one thing they have found out is that you have to take a drink after you use them. Maybe this would help your sore throat. Just a thought hon. The Dr. told my daughter that you could get a yeast infection in the throat if you didn't drink after too.
Take care,
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Posted 23 May 2007 - 11:18 AM

Hi Sam,

Sorry about the inhalers giving you trouble but good that you have asthma which is reversible with the inhalers. I know having nothing would be the best and I hope you feel better soon. I take inhalers for shortness of breath when it comes. They make your heart beat faster for awhile. I guess I have gotten used to them. Susie54

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 01:55 AM

Yeah I just have to get use to it I guess, someone brought it to my attention that caffiene might make it worse for me and I do have coffee in the morning. So I will use the inhaler later on after I have my coffee. And see if that does help. Well wish me luck yesterday was jsut awful even my face was swollen, my mom said something when she came and took me to the grocery store. I was afraid of driving, I'm thankful for my mom. Well take care everyone, Sam
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