I'm having a lot of trouble right now. I think part of it is the very weird weather we are having here in South Dakota. We are having 20 degree swings from day to day for example on Wed. it was 70 degrees and on Thanksgiving it was in the 20s with very strong winds and snow. Today I've been doing nebs every 3-4 hours and only being able to sleep laying down for 2-3 hours at a time. I'm having trouble not only with my asthma but also with my migraines which I've been getting severe headaches every time a pressure system moves through the area which this year is like every other day.
I don't know if should go in to my doctor my peak flows are in my low yellow and red zones.right now it seems like the nebs are working. I know my PCP is very relucant to put me on Pred. because I have Avascular Necrois in my hips from being on so much Pred in the past. Neither my PCP or my Pulmo will give me an action plan even though I have my PCP every time I have problems with my asthma and I ask my Pulmo every time I see him which is every 6 months. I don't know why they won't give me an action plan because all I do now is guess as to what to do, when to go see my doc, when to go in to the ER etc.
I know I'm complaing a little but I need to get this off my chest and it always helps to talk to others who understand what I'm going through.
I've been getting worse over the last 3 days with my peak flows being down in 100-200's and doing nebs every 2-3 hours. I left a message for my Dr. today and talked to her about what is going on. She deceied to put me on 50mg of Pred for 5 days. Hopefully this helps knock it down but if not I'm suppose to see her.
I had no trouble finding it and the last two days have been bad for me with my asthma acting up a lot. Last night I didn't get to bed until about 3 am and tonight I was woken up with shortness of breath at 1 am. I have been sort of following the action plan for now and I might make an appoinment to see my pcp tomorrow if I don't get better tonight.
I haven't been on for a while because I wasn't having any problems. But every November I start to have problems. The last few days I've had bad headaches and now I'm having alot of chest tightness, and low peak flows. I just went over the signs of a pending Asthma attack and I have most of the symptoms: "lack of appetite, fatigue, headache, trouble sleeping and feeling tired anddark circles under the eyes are other typical signs." I didn't releize that these were symptoms of worsening asthma.
I'll have to watch what is happening closer so I don't get any worse.
I'm doing ok right now but we havn't had any snow that has stayed around for more than a few hours. I do have problems with weather changes and changes in the Baramotic pressure but it doesn't just effect my asthma. It also causes me to have severe headaches/migraines and my fibromylgia act up. So lately if its not my asthma its my migraines or my fibromylgia acting up. So it has been so frustating. I don't not have an action plan to follow. I talk a little bit about it more in another posting about having trouble with weather.
I always have the problem with my sats being high and they don't belive that I'm having an attack because I don't wheeze when I'm having one. I just get really tight. I just went to the Dr. on Friday because I've been having problems and she put me on an antibotic and said to keep doing what I'm doing which is nebs every 2 hours and sleeping in a recliner. My PCP and Pulmo won't give me a action plan so it is hard to know when to go in for problems My PCP doesn't want to give pred. because I Avascular Necrosis in my hips from all the pred I've been on in the past. so it is hard to treat me I get really bad in the winter and when ever I get a URI I'm so frustated right now with how I'm feeling and that people don't understand how I feel. I always feel worse at night.
Sorry complaing so much I just need to get it off my chest and it helps talking to people who understand how I feel and what I'm going through.
Hi Katieanne, I know what you are going through I have the same problem with my family. My Dad likes to think all my problems are in my head because of some mental health issues I have. I have learn to ignore them because no matter what I say they will not believe me. With the help of this broad and some very important friends I met here I get through the troubles I have. If you are having a worse flare now you might need to go back on the prednisone because you may have not been on it long enough this happens sometimes you'll stop your prednisone and your symptoms get worse. By saying "you sound ok" I assume that they mean you weren't wheezing you might try showing them some information on asthma were it shows that you don't always wheeze. Personally for me I almost never wheeze I just get really tight in the chest, sometimes I cough but mostly I just have chest tightness.
I hope this helps you. Just know you are not alone you can always post on this broad and get some support.
I have that problem too its one of the side effects of albuterol and I've noticed it seems worse in nebs. If it bothers you to much you could ask your dr. about switching to Xopenex which is another form of albuterol but does not cause the shaking and heart paplations. I use it and don't have the same problems that I did with albuterol. I hope this helps you.
I have the excat same problem when I have a severe attack my sats stay between 97 and 100 so the dr.s don't belive me. The other problem I have is that I almost never wheeze when I'm having problem most of the time I just get really tight and can't hardly move any thing. The dr.s in my local er don't belive I feel as bad as say I feel because my sats are always so good and they go by them more than any thing else and I wish they wouldn't go by that because mine don't drop and I just know how bad I feel. My pulmo told me to go to the er if after doing a Duoneb and then 2hrs later after doing a Xopenex neb I don't get any releif but sometimes I wonder why even bother when they will just go by my sats and the sats will be fine. I really hate the fact that the hospital's admission requiments are for sats 90 or below and mine hardly ever get below 95.
I hope this helps you some. I'm sorry for ranting. Any advice is welcomed.