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Also I don't have a cough no wheezing, and the Dr said my lungs sound completely clear. The only symptoms I have is just chest tightness and feeling like I can't get air in. That's why the Dr said he don't think its asthma because of the no wheezing and coughing, but hes treating me for asthma anyway. U was diagnosed with asthma when I was a little kid but alsways kept it prettt well under control up to this year.

I just don't know what to do. I'm having axiety attacks now on top of all this which in return is making it worse.
[QUOTE=jhope116;5313775]Also I don't have a cough no wheezing, and the Dr said my lungs sound completely clear. The only symptoms I have is just chest tightness and feeling like I can't get air in. That's why the Dr said he don't think its asthma because of the no wheezing and coughing, but hes treating me for asthma anyway. U was diagnosed with asthma when I was a little kid but alsways kept it prettt well under control up to this year.

I just don't know what to do. I'm having axiety attacks now on top of all this which in return is making it worse.[/QUOTE]

[COLOR="Navy"]Dear JHOPE - First off if you feel bad enough - please go to the ER.

I can totally relate with you about a physician saying they "can't hear wheezing" so it must not be asthma. I KNOW I have asthma (30 yrs now) but the doctor's don't always hear wheezing..as it's in the high upper airways and the excess mucous gets stuck in the upper tiny airways and trachea area. They mostly listen to the lower lung areas and don't hear the wheezing. [B][U]Don't doubt your own feelings[/U][/B]. If you know you have asthma..don't let a physician tell you you don't just because they don't hear the "wheeze". I have been told by a pulmonologist that not all asthmatics have the typical wheeze. Some have a dry, coarse, sound to their lungs and the wheeze is in the upper airways. I've even had a physician listen to my throat area and the high upper area of my back (near the neck) and then he heard the wheezing. My point is[B][U] listen to your own body[/U][/B]. If in doubt, see another physician. I had a lung scan once looking for mucous plugs and the doctor told me I had very tiny upper airways where the mucous gets stuck. IV steroids & oral steroids worked to loosen things up and clear the airways..but it doens't happen overnight. I also use a nebulizer at home with either alberterol and saline (saline viles I get by RX by one local pharmacy in the area) or Duoneb (which is pratropium bromide and albuterol sulfate in one vile). I also take [SIZE="5"]Advair[/SIZE]. Advair has been a lifesaver for me for the last ten years. If it is approrpriate for you to take Advair as your daily asthma medication, I would discuss it with your physician. Of course, you still need your Proair or other emergency inhaler. This 2014 Fall allergy season has been bad for a lot of us so don't feel alone :) Last year it took me off guard and I was struggling until November. This year, I got a handle on it sooner, so although it's still difficult, it's better than last year. I hope you are feeling well tonight. Not sure what part of the country you are in..but I'm on the East Coast and the ragweed pollen started very early (end of July) in some areas here. Take Care and write back any time!:) [/COLOR]





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