No idea what to think about this
I am a 20y/o female and i am having some type or respitory problem i think, and i am not sure what to think of it, i do not curre hermes uk ntly have insurance so going to doctor is unfortunatly a lot of money that i don’t have, so i really want some input as to if it is something i should just wait out a little longer or just suck up the bill and go.
okay. im gonna so a brief history to current to help discribe the probelem that i feel has probably been building for years.
I would say it all started when i was 17 after i had started smoking (about half a pack a day) for a few months, and i started getting broncitis freqently, 4 times in a 8 month span, during that time i also quit smoking, somewhat settled after i quit smoking, but not completely for the next 2 years i still got bronchitis 5 more times.
so that bring me to about sept 04, where i started smoking again (probably the stupidest thing i could have ever done), anyway i didn’t have any problems until the end of november when i came down with what i thought was just a common cold, however from there is just progressively worsened for the next month or so, i kept having coughing fits that ended in me gasping for breath, unable to catch it for minutes, and then had to sit and recover for a good 10 minutes, these “episodes” started happening quite frequently 3 4 times a day, so the first thing i did was quit smoking (still not smoking too), however that did nothing to stop the fits.
the 22nd of december i finally just broke down and went to a walk in, and was diagnosed with bronchitis (big surpise). the doctor then prescribed me the normal antibiotics (not sure which one), a cough suppresant, and an albuterol inhaler, he said i was having symptoms with asthma but said that is probably would subside.
Okay so all being said i went on my way, however 6 days later i was no better, even possibly worse, so not taking any chances went back to a walk in. the doctor there said that my tonsils and phanynx were swollen and ran some tests (mono, strep ect.) but all came back normal, he, like the other doctor said it was most likely bronchitis and he gave me a different antibiotic and told me to continue with the cough syrup and inhaler, as he said i was still weezing.
I was also missing a lot of work due to all this.
Luckily that antibiotic cleared up the infection and i was feeling better after a few days.
However not all the symptoms have cleared.
i still end up having little episodes, not a severe but i really have to concentrate on breathing or i just hermes uk end up gasping, and at night in bed i can sometimes hear myself weezing, i am still taking the inhaler (its my last refil and almost gone) but it doens’t seem to do much, except right after i take it.
sometimes when i have the little fits i also get chest pain with it, which i am not sure is related at all, as i do have an anxiety disorder and could be related to that, but don’t want to rule out another possibility.
My friend says its probably all just still the asthma thing, but to be it doesn’t seem right, not the way i have felt it all building for years, but then again i’m no doctor.
any insight or suggestions are greatly appreciated
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Like all medications, asthma treatments often have side effects. These are usually mild and go away on their own. Be sure to ask your doctor about the side effects of the medications you are prescribed and what warning signs should prompt you to contact him or her
I hope this helps. Please see your physician as soon as possible.
OK, by the reply you have posted i am thinking i probably do have some type of asthma, but would have to be the non allergic or intrinsic type, as i do notice a difference in my breathing outside in the cold.
i just have a couple quick questions tho
1. does asthma ever correct itself on its own or only with meds?
2. will is progressively get worse without meds?
3. when planning on seeing a doctor, should i look for a specialist or just a general doctor?
4. is there anything at home i can do when i start having a hard time breathing, such as breathing in a paper bag or sumthing like that?
5. am i in danger of having a full blown attack (i still consider my episodes pretty minor, as it is all just temporary and as long as i sit down and concentrate and relax it usually goes away)?