I called my pulmonologist today at my wits end. I keep having these asthma attacks, using my neb, getting better, than getting worse again. However I was undiagnosed with asthma, since my anatomy is also a bit odd. But at my wits end, after two months of trouble, and bronchitis for a month, I called my lung specialist today.
One thing is I'd like a clearer idea of when to go in to the ER (I'm in the States). His office was giving me the run around though! They wouldn't even tell me when he would call me back. He did call this evening though, which was really helpful. And he was very nice. He seemed to get how confused I was with the back and forth fun of my crappy lungs.
So I'm back on the cheap torture of oral steroids. And I was just thinking, I think I need a more positive picture of them. It does beat not being able to breath. But often I can't sleep well, and they speed my heart up too, which is a problem because I have a pacemaker. So I also just e-mailed my cardiologist as well. So...how do you guys get yourself past the rough bits? How do you think of oral steroids? I know some of you have to take them a lot. Do you have better ways of thinking about them than me, or do they still get you down? I'm on them for 10 days.