I had a bad asthma attack on Dec. 29th and I'm still recovering. I am having a terrible time bouncing back. I have been on prednisone. One course of prednisone usually gets me back on track. But not this time. I called the doctor and she had me do a breathing test which I failed miserably. She changed my meds. I am now taking Advair HFA am and pm, Qvar am and pm, singulair, proair and duo nebs. Is anybody having trouble this year? This year has been terrible for me. It was a weather change that set me off. One day it was 30's and the next day was 60's and raining. I am feeling a little bit better but I am no where near 100% yet. At least I haven't had to do a duoneb in about a week. I haven't been able to exercise at all this year and I miss it terribly.
Anybody else having a terrible time this year? What are you doing to get better? What works for you besides medicines?
It seems that everyone that has had an asthma flare up these last couple months has had a long recovery period. I'm doing my rescue inhaler every 3 hours, I'm doing nebs as needed. I guess I should increase my nebs. Working 8 hrs. a day it is hard although I am able to do them at work because I work in a hospital. I guess I should just take the time to just do them. I don't have an action plan in writing. I am feeling a little better than I was. I'm still in the yellow zone. Take my last dose of prednisone on Monday. My shortness of breath seems to be worse after I eat. I don't have any trouble with "allergies" per say. No itchy eyes,, runny nose or headache. Thanks for the comments...View Thread
I had an asthma flare up this week, ended up at urgent care center, I'm on the dreaded drug prednisone and I'm doing nebs at home. Doesn't seem to be doing the job, I can't seem to shake this flare up. Chest is still tight, I'm wheezing, peak flows are in the yellow zone. I need some relief soon. If I don't get relief soon I guess I will have to go to the ER. So frustrated.......View Thread
I have been in that same position. My O2 sats were reading 100%. I was clearly in distress. No lung sounds, I was struggling to get my breath, I was glad they took me seriously. Next time that happens say this "are you going to treat numbers or are you going to treat me." O2 sats is only a tool they use. It isn't accurate if your hands are cold or you have nail polish on. My motto when I treat patients is... Treat the patient not the machine. It burns me up when docs treat the machine. Hope you are feeling better now,View Thread