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Re: I can't believer the E.R diagnosis I got. help!!!!
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2014, 04:37:20 PM »
I have asthma (dx'd from a breath test) and most certainly do not get asthma attacks throughout the day everyday. You are mistaken that asthma has to do that. And yes, anxiety can and does make asthma worse, as PP suggested.

Edit: Saw your last post. The breath test you took was not wrong. You have asthma. If it was something more sinister, it would detect that, too.
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Re: I can't believer the E.R diagnosis I got. help!!!!
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2014, 04:46:13 PM »
I have asthma (dx'd from a breath test) and most certainly do not get asthma attacks throughout the day everyday. You are mistaken that asthma has to do that. And yes, anxiety can and does make asthma worse, as PP suggested.

Edit: Saw your last post. The breath test you took was not wrong. You have asthma. If it was something more sinister, it would detect that, too.

But I have trouble breathing 24/7 now. Can that happen fron asthma? I thought with asthma you have an asthma atack and its over? I didn't think that asthma can make it hard to breathe 24/7. My main fear is the sprirometry test. I'm affraid thats the sign of copd and I'm also affraid that it may be worse than a mild obstruction because I kinda cheated. At the end I was pushing air more out of my mouth rather than my lungs and the first time I did it I kinda took my mouth off of it for a second and pushes that air through, so I'm thinking it may actually be moderate to severe.

Does anybody know anything about these spirometry test?
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Re: I can't believer the E.R diagnosis I got. help!!!!
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2014, 04:59:37 PM »
Girl next door here got the diagnosis asthma because she had trouble breathing 24/7.
One of my friends has asthma and she can have months not having any trouble breathing before she gets an attack, and that attack can go on for days. It's not like she really can't breath for days, but she feels really bad.

About the sprirometry test; you didn't cheat. That's how people take these test. And the amount of air you can keep in your mouth isn't enough to make a substantial difference in the test results.
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Re: I can't believer the E.R diagnosis I got. help!!!!
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2014, 05:28:33 PM »
Did you have known asthma prior to this ER diagnosis? I'm not sure how old you are but I usually have constant 24/7 breathing issues also and my doctor attributes most of it to anxiety because he told me that to develop asthma at my age (19) is extremely rare. People generally don't develop it later in life, it's something that they get when they are usually little and it develops as they get older and gets worse or better.
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Re: I can't believer the E.R diagnosis I got. help!!!!
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2014, 06:23:35 PM »
The doc visit didn't help much. If anything it made things worse. First the Dr told me that my WBC was up about 1 point. He said it's nothing to worry about but I'm still a little nervous about it. What really worries me thoigh is they did a spirometry on me and it showed a mild obstruction.  He told me that my lungs sounded clear. I'm really freaking out badly right now.

That sounds about right, as an acute asthma attack most certainly causes obstructed airways. In a couple of weeks after treatment a repeat spirometry should show improved function. It's been a bad allergy season, so potentially an allergen may have triggered the flare.

Has anyone given you any real education on your asthma diagnosis ? Perhaps a better understanding of the process would help. Rather than doctor google, perhaps check out www.familydoctor.org or the CDC website or ask your doctor for a printed handout on asthma. But please only read up on your actual diagnosis not you feared one.

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Re: I can't believer the E.R diagnosis I got. help!!!!
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2014, 06:29:42 PM »
Jimmy7777,  the word is Ascities PLEASE LOOK IT UP! 

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Re: I can't believer the E.R diagnosis I got. help!!!!
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2014, 07:12:06 PM »
Hi. :)
I have asthma, but am currently experiencing no symptoms. However, when my symptoms go haywire, yes, it can be hard to breathe "24/7". However, once I take my rescue inhaler, the symptoms subside. If they gave you a rescue inhaler and it's not working, I'd definitely check with your doctor.
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