• 9 months ago

    Another 'do I have asthma?' - spirometry result is bad, have allergies, but no wheezing or coughing

    33 y/o female ex smoker. I took the spirometry test for four times and all showed I have breathing issues. I also have dust mite allergy and get nasal congestion/stuffy nose pretty frequently. I took a blood test too, I'm not anemic. My chest x-ray and heart test were fine. I never cough, have no wheezing. But I do have shortness of breath though that gets worse sometimes. Chest tightness as well. It doesn't get worse because I move around.

    My doctor is confused too. She says her 'guess' is I don't have (allergic) asthma but that she can't be sure with my allergy and spirometry result. I don't know what to do at this point. I don't want to use an inhaler if I don't need to and without the right diagnosis, I won't get the right treatment. I will go back there a month later. Do you think I have asthma? Should I ask for another test I didn't take yet? See a ENT?

Responses

  • 8 months ago

    RE: Another 'do I have asthma?' - spirometry result is bad, have allergies, but no wheezing or coughing

    I think you should definitely go to either a pulmonologist, ENT, or allergist. I had a bad cough for sometime and nothing seemed to help. I finally went to an allergist, did a spirometry test, and it was discovered that I wasn’t getting enough air through my small airway. My asthma was brought on by GERD. My only allergy is to maple trees Good luck! Let us know how you make out.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Another 'do I have asthma?' - spirometry result is bad, have allergies, but no wheezing or coughing

    Do you cough at night or are you awakened by your child’s wheezing and coughing during night time? If the answer to all these questions is yes to any of those above, you have come to the right place. Uncontrolled asthma makes it quite difficult for a child and family members to have a sound sleep. There are many causes of asthma cough at night that are discussed below:

    Sinuses draining
    Hormonal changes
    Allergies
    Bronchitis
    Increased airway resistance due to airways narrowing during your sleep

    What to do when asthma stops you from sleeping?

    Firstly, sit up straight and take your inhaler, as prescribed. It’s always best to keep your inhaler next to your bed so that you don’t have to search it in the middle of the night when you have a problem.
    Some people find propping themselves up with extra pillows helps as it allows your lungs to open up more fully when you breathe.
    Try to adjust the temperature of the room as per your comfort if in any case your asthma is made worse when the air in a room is too hot or too cold.
    A glass of water or a cup of herbal tea, such as peppermint or chamomile, can help ease a dry throat.
  • 5 months ago

    RE: Another 'do I have asthma?' - spirometry result is bad, have allergies, but no wheezing or coughing

    Have you ever tried any supplements? My daughter and granddaughter are getting relief and healing with a natural herbal supplement that purifies your blood and increases your oxygen levels.