CT Scan Results

Published Tue, Nov 29 2011 10:07 PM

What a surprise I had this afternoon at my doctor appointment! After all these weeks of being treated for asthma...coughing, wheezing, froggie voice...are all symptoms of asthma. Weeks of taking antibiotics, steroids, using the nebulizer, vicksing my throat, using  the heat packs to try to loosen phlegm and I still had all the symptoms. After all the meds, after all  the money spent on those meds (I'm in the donuthole at this time of the year), after being sick for so long and what did that ct scan show??????????????????  Well folks, all this time the doctors were treating the wrong thing!! It was not asthma that flared up. It was acid reflux. Who knew that  symptoms of asthma were the same symptoms for acid reflux? So now I get to take the little purple pill. But don't worry, I'm still getting out of Dodge and going where it's warm and sunny!!!

by Linda
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# Kathy M. Boice said on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 10:13 PM

Isn't that something?! What a shame. My Mom takes 17 prescriptions so it doesn't take her long to get in the donut hole, but it seems like forever to get out! LOL So I understand. I never new acid reflux could cause the same symptoms as asthma. Hummmm. Be safe, be good, be happy!! Hugs,

# mars92 said on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 3:05 AM

Linda

I am not surprised that is one of the first things they ask me at my asthma doctor is about acid reflux. A lot of asthmatics also have acid reflex too. Glad you don't have both.

# Linda said on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 3:57 AM

mars92,

My biggest surprise is that my asthma doctor didn't ask about acid reflux. I've had acid reflux since the accident because the ring that allows food to pass from the esophagus into the stomach was crushed. I didn't know that that acid reflux had asthmatic type symptoms. I've been asthmatic forever. My dad was also an asthmatic, but I don't think he had acid reflux. We learn new stuff everyday.

Take care.            Linda

# Barbara said on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 2:42 PM

Linda ,so glad to hear they found the problem . I think these folks have no idea , what kind of moeny they are asking us to spend .its just you need this. so go buy it..Barbara