I'm in my early 20's and I've recently been diagnosed with asthma. I've been hospitalized three times in the last 6 months. I gallantly follow my asthma plan but I can't find relief. Just being outside irritates my lungs and giving me chest tightness and shortness of breath, cleaning cooking and even the smallest task causes me to feel like i've ran a mile. I bring this to the attention to my lung specialist and he checks my lungs tells me there's no wheezing you're fine and increases my medication. I've been to so many different specialists and they all tell me the same thing. I'm at the point where I burst into tears when a doctor asks me if I'm' fine because every-time I tell them how I feel they tell me there's no wheezing you're fine your oxygen is fine.
On my second hospitalization they did an X-ray and they though I have pneumonia and hyper-aerated lungs so did decided to do an MRI. It showed that what I actually had was air trapping caused by a mucus plugs. They tried to do a bronchoscopy to clear out the plug but as soon as he tried to enter my lung I nearly went into cardiac arrest and they had to stop. They only told me my lungs were very irritated and red and he couldn't do it in my condition. One day later I was released from the hospital because my insurance wouldn't cover any more days.
I've been to so many specialist and on so much medication I always feel weak. The solumedrol they gave me along with the prednisone makes me feel weak and terrible and causes me a lot of joint pain, moodiness, and makes my whole body puffy. I have horrible purple stretch marks all over my body I look like a monster.
I'm sorry If I posted this in the wrong place. But I can use any help or tips on what I can do or to get better help. I feel defeated...All the medication I take is destroying my body and not fixing the main problem. I'm so tired of feeling this way. I changed my diet and eliminate the foods that causes triggers, but I still can't find relief.
Medications that I take; Prednisone, singular, zyntec, pro air HFA inhaler, Advair, abuterol sulfate, levofloxacin, and a Tussi Pres-B liquid (to help my dry cough).
I've tried making an appointment with an allergist but I have to wait over a year in every place i've tried to make an appointment.
Thank you for taking the time to read this... It means a lot especially when I have doctors who won't ask my questions.View Thread