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14 Feb 2003

why is ti I can go for a few months without having an asthma attack, and all of a sudden I'm in
the emergency room suffering from severe shortness of breath. I do know its an attack since
I have had asthma since I was 12 years old, and am almost 50 now. It seems like everythime I
start to do better the Doctors on a Army base tell me I don't need anything except an inhuler.
Beleive me I have been on so many treatments. This last time I had four breathing treatments
three prednisone's and sent home with an inhuler and prednisone for 5 days. I have not had an
asthma attack in about 7 or 8 months. This is most confusing and alarming. Can you help me
understand this. Thanks for your time
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01 Jan 0001

Bec, from this side of the screen it sounds like you’re being “under treated” by your doctors. The best would be to request that they do a lung function test before and after bronchodilators. This will tell you whether you’re being treated adequately or not. Good luck.
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