I am in desparation writing to this site. I have been ill since end of May. It started with a bad cold, turned to laryngitis and sinus infection. The advice nurse (who I have to talk to to get an appt) said it was not a sinus infection so she would not set up an appt. she said to wait 2 more weeks it was a bad cold and to take OTC (decogestant, acetaminophen etc..) It then moved to my lungs - I finally got an appt. My peak flow reading was in 50% range of where it should be. I was told I had allergy induced asthma (even though I've had allergies all my life and no breathing probs like this and that this came on after a bad virus). I have been on asthma meds but they have not seemed to help significantly the las time I went in I was in the 60% range. I also have been running a low grade fever ever since I got the cold. First it was 102/103 when I first had major cold symptoms ever since 2 or 3 times a day I overheat, sweat profusely and my temp. rises but is always under 101. I feel fatigue and like I have a fever. I was told by my Dr. this is not a fever and people normally have elevated temps. I keep telling her I have never FELT my temp. change and felt hot sweaty 2 or 3 times a day out of the blue and this did not start until this bad virus. I also wake up burning up and sweating. I am now on a nasal steroid spray, steroid inhaler, emergency inhaler + nebulizer w/albuterol because my emergency inhaler only works for about 20 min.s, antibiotic, antihistamine, sinular, serevent, etc.... to add insult to injury I am now all puffy (face hands, feet) and have diarrhea every day since the newest meds (now she said if it persists she wants to take a stool sample) by the way a blood sample has never been taken. I have also had (maybe a coincidence 3 high blood pressure readings since visiting the dr. for this) and I have never had that before. I have a history of pneumonia (when I was very little 2, bronchitis 3or 4 times, and sinus problems (always infected to the point I had surgery)) My dr. has only taken lung xrays, as far as tests, to eliminate pneumonia as the problem and just keeps adding more and more medicines to the list. I am at my wits end. I keep explaining to her something is wrong because I can't even wake up in the mornings now where as before I was like a clock between 6&6:30 am I am awake no alarm necessary and I feel fatigue all the time and all these drugs do not seem to get my "asthma" under control. I am now being told by the Dr. it could be heartburn related (again even though I have had no heartburn symptoms and it has never happened before) If you could Please help with some advice I'd appreciate it.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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