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Misdiagnosed cough

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 22, 2006
  • 07:27 PM

I get a cough and breathing difficulties every year around August. The cough is a dry cough and I am currently on Nexium, Advair, a Nebulizer (breathing machine at home), Prednesone, Singulair, Q-var, Albuterol....they are calling it asthma but I believe I'm being misdiagnosed. I have been to every specialist...I have had my tonsils removed, I've had X-rays, can anyone give me a direction....no allergies.....:confused: :confused:

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  • Gosh!! I've been living with asthma all my life, and have been on mos of those medications at one point or another, but never heard of anyone on them all at once, even in the worst cases. Perhaps the medications are working against eachother, or maybe the cough is a result of side effects?
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  • Hi. I was diagnosed with asthma 25 yrs ago and have many allergies also.If you are having problems every year around the same time, it sounds like some kind of seasonal allergy. Have you ever been allergy tested? I know you said you have no allergies but if you continue to have the same problem it might be worth looking into.When I first started having breathing problems, I would get a dry cough for hours that wouldn't stop. My doctor put me on several medications for asthma but didn't diagnose me until a year later. I have never heard of anyone being on as much medication as you all at one time. I would look each medication up online and look at all the side effects. Many of the meds you are on can have very serious side effects if taken for any length of time.Have you just been to a general practitioner or have you tried a pulmonologist?Good luck
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    • October 15, 2007
    • 07:56 AM
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