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#1 lotokids9

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 04:01 AM

So yesterday I had a lung function test done. After we had done the albuterol inhaler part and went back to testing the technician said that the results after would be considered a significant change. My rheumatologist is out of town for a week so I have no idea really what it means and what they are going to do about it. Any info all yall have on this is more than welcome.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:00 AM

Hi Loto,

First I have to say with that many children, I don't know how you have time to post!!! You're amazing! Did you give birth to all of them? OK - probably none of my business..

On your tests, if they felt there were something to really worry about, I don't think they'd make you wait until your other doctor was back in the office. To give yourself some piece of mind however, don't hesitate to call the office and have someone else explain them to you, so you don't have to worry over the holiday. That way you can enjoy without something hanging over your head.
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:02 AM

I didn't think technicians were suppose to say anything about test results. That's for the doctor to do. And yes, I would definitely call the office for results since the technician has caused you concern.

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#4 lotokids9

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 08:10 AM

Eh, I am not worried there is something really wrong, I agree if it is that big of deal that they will not wait to let me know a treatment plan. I just still am not a good waiter. :-)

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 03:39 AM

Hi Loto,
I would call the office for peace of mind. Usually techs are not supposed to say anything but some do. The tech I have for every pft (which was about 12 this year so far) always discusses them with me. Probably because I am a frequent flyer in their lab.
Please let us know what they say!

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#6 Sheryl

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 05:34 AM

lotokids, I had a big change in my PFT's with the Albuteral. When I saw my doctor he gave me an inhaler to use. I use one kind in the morning and another kind if I have quick onset problems. Assume it is nothing major untell your next visit or call from your Doctor's office.
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