It was found I have nasal polyps after a CT scan of sinuses. I have had polyps before with a chronic sinus infection and had them removed to relieve that. This time it seems to have made my newly diagnosed asthma worse. None of my medications seem to alleviate my shortness of breath-even a rescue inhaler I'm realizing.
Just wondering if anyone had them removed and found their asthma was better? I do not have allergies, being treated once again for a sinus infection to try to clear these polyps up before surgery is discussed-but they are large..I think surgery is going to be needed again. Hoping this is my trigger.View Thread
Thank you for that info Sonya. I think you posted on another question of mine in the past about this. My asthma doctor did mention this as a possibility but I do not ever remember having an attack after taking aspirin products.
I am also seeing a pulmonologist at the same time-I am getting tested for everything. Had a test for sleep apnea last night even..and I'm thinking that I do have sleep apnea also. Apparently sleep apnea can worsen asthma as well. I am having a MIC test done in november at the pulmonogists office, I'm not sure if that will help diagnose the AERD but I will find out and mention this to them.
I'm currently on antibiotics (again!!) and using a nasal spray and doing saline rinses to see if my polyps are helped at all. I have a sinus CT scan scheduled next week at the asthma dr and then to talk about the polyps and possibly surgery so I'll mention this to them.
ugh,..but thanks again for the info. I'm tired of all of this-but I really want to get to the bottom of it and feel as close to 100% as I can!View Thread
I'm new to asthma and really confused. I have been taking symbicort 2x a day for the last 4 months or so-each time I go in due to sickness or for a check up my air flow is diminished. I do not have alleriges-had all the testing. Initially the thought was when I was sick often this summer it could make it worse-well now I'm not sick and its not any better. They are referring me to a pulmonologist for further testing and to see if its COPD.
Would my air flow be better with symbicort use? could it simply be that symbicort is just not working for me? I'm short of breath a lot and I probably use my rescue inhaler a few times a week when I feel it really bad-sometimes a few times in a day-I honestly dont know if I get instant relief from it tho. I just do it because they say too..lol.
hopefully someone can give me some insight. this is scary to me. View Thread
Thank you! In the middle of seeing 2 different drs for this now. They have mentioned the aspirin reaction and asked me if I have had anything-I dont take much aspirin etc..and never noticed any issues..but will pay attention. I can't even remember the last time I took some.
I'm pretty narrowed down to the drs I can use because of my insurance. I think the new pulmonologist I am seeing is the one that is going to provide me the best direction.
but good news is that it is not COPD! I was so anxious about that. View Thread
Asthma is new to me-I've been on and off sick with viruses for over 2 months as my son had started daycare then. Just diagnosed about a month ago and I am now on symbacort am and pm, I have no allergies and use my rescue inhaler usually 2-3 times per day, and have started up my nebulizer treatments a couple times per day. I currently have a cold. I always feel strained for air by end of day and especially when it's humid and while running fter my son who is just 18 months. I recently purchased a peak flow meter because I am wondering if I am using my rescue inhaler too much-I use it when I feel winded or right in chest etc. my readings are always between 250-350, when it says it should be around 475. I got it to 400 once. Is this considered terrible? I'm 39 female non smoker. I have an appt with specialist in a month, should I contact them now? Or based on this wait my cold out that I have now and see or just wait the month. I just for know what is concerning. Thanks'!View Thread
Thank you so much for your reply. Anytime I do my rescue inhaler or my nebulizer the numbers really don't change. I'm also just sick all the time so I guess I just need to call. I've been on all these meds for over a month now. Also had 16 days of prednisone and antibiotics. On an antibiotic now for a ruptured ear drum from a very sudden ear infextion. Seems I can't win these days! Hubby and I laugh it off as the soon to be 40 curse but this isn't funny really. I think I will call today.View Thread