I did once. I had the paraflu (flu symptoms but it isn't a flu). My fingers went numb and tingly. When I could get to the doctor, the PA that examined me said she could not hear any breath sounds. Thankfully I live in an area where allergies and asthma rates are very high so all medical providers know that is very dangerous. Most care providers think that means the lungs are clear, but the opposite is actually true.
You should discus this with your doctor. It sounds like you should be using your inhaler at the maximum dosage around the clock for a few days to get your asthma under control. You may need some steroids as well.
These are two issues that come up frequently on the board. 1) All too frequently care providers think no lung sounds means that they are clear. In fact it can mean that not enough air is being moved to create sounds.
2) O2 sat usually does not drop until the situation is extreme. It is much better to treat early than to wait for O2 sat to drop.
I hope you and your co-workers learned a good lesson that will benefit asthmatics you may treat in the future.
I tried Symbicort for a while. After a couple days I had that happen to me as well. After a few more days that stopped. The jittery feeling should go a way after a day or two. Tell you doctor if it does not. SonyaView Thread
His logic is fundamentally flawed and EXTREMELY dangerous. The point is asthma kills people every year. People who appeared perfectly healthy seconds before the deadly attack began. People who were engaging in normal every day activities thinking they were in no danger of an attack. Not acting quickly enough can make the difference between surviving the attack, being hospitalized or worse. Not having the medication you need on your body and using it makes the difference.
EVERY asthmatic MUST carry an inhaler at all times. Change doctors immediately.
Anyone with, even with very well controlled asthma, can encounter a potentially life threatening trigger. The point is, you never know when you are going ton encounter a trigger.
My allergist told me a story of taking a walk with their kids. One kid grabbed a cedar branch which was laden with pollen. Of course the kid had an attack.
Every time I go to visit my parents, and then back home, I go through a twenty mile stretch of highway where something triggers an attack. I have no idea what it is, but it does not agree with me.
A little over a year ago I had a anaphylactic reaction to something I ate. I did not go into shock, but having an rescue meds kept me out of the hospital. I had no idea I had that severe of a food allergy at all.
The point is, far too often there is not time to call your doctor, have a prescription processed and get the medication when you need it.
Hi, I have heard of long term clarithromycin for asthma control. Mainly this is used to treat neutrophilic asthma. A type of asthma caused by chronic mycoplasma pneumoniae or clamidia pneumoniae infection. Clarithromycin has a slight anti-inflammatory affect.
I hope that helps some.
Personally, I would not be concerned about the compromised immunity. Most asthmatics already have some degree of compromised immunity. I would be cautious about taking antibiotics long term though. They reck havok on the digestive tract.
Everyone is different. The best prevention is to know your triggers and avoid them, but that is impossible 100% of the time. Keep allergen exposure to a minimum.
Medications usually start with antihistamines and/or a leukotriene modifier like Singulair. From there Inhaled Corticosteroid (ICS) are added, sometime along with long acting broncho-dilators (Long Acting Beta-2 Agonist (LABA). Never take an LABA without an ICS. Combination meds like Symbicort, Dulera and Advair are good options. ICS medications include AsthmaCort, Qvar, Pulmocort, Flovent and a few others.