killes

124d

I was diagnosed with asthma when I was about 2-3. it subsided, I went to the doctors with symptoms recently, I got given an inhaler and told to do my peak flow test. I did it, the doctor told me that asthma isn't "screaming" at her. she then referred me to a spirometry person and put me on salbultomal and Beclometadone on repeat. is it okay to say I have asthma even though I'm not diagnosed? I feel like I'm invalidating people's feelings but at the same time I struggle with it.

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It's important to follow your doctor's advice and continue with the prescribed medications and tests. It's possible that you may have asthma or another respiratory condition, but only a medical professional can provide an accurate diagnosis. It's okay to discuss your symptoms and concerns with others, but make sure to clarify that you are still undergoing testing and not yet officially diagnosed.

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    • Alpha30

      116d

      They say now that Asthma "goes away" did they give you a peak flow to keep? I'd be tempted to make a peak flow diary and go back. What annoys me about GP's is they give salbultamol medicine out even if they don't believe you have asthma 🤔

    • AnnyaC

      124d

      It's so thoughtful of you to have this mindset. I don't have (let's call it) conventional asthma, it's part of my disease but I often just say I have asthma symptoms to avoid having to explain it all.

    • Kasi

      124d

      As someone who struggles regularly with asthma, claim it! The world is harsh enough to those of us with chronic conditions. Who are we to gatekeep? Just like being asexual wasn’t identified and was under the bisexual umbrella until the term was coined, use asthma until your term is coined. We can suffer together. ❤️

      • killes

        124d

        @Kasi thank you so much!!

        • Kasi

          124d

          @killes No worries! You deserve a spot at the asthmatic table.

    • RobertRees

      124d

      Well, even if it subsided, I don't think it's something that goes away, so as far as I know, that initial diagnosis is permanent, as long as it was accurate - I'd suggest getting at least 1 other doc's opinion, preferably a Pulmonologist, if you're Primary doc will refer u, or if u can get to one directly.

    • LynnKenzie

      124d

      I was born with chronic asthma and was the kid in the bubble. It wouldn't bother me if you said you have asthma because there are different levels of severity. If I were you I would say I have asthma.

    • Jelly_JellyFish

      124d

      I have seasonal asthma and it’s diagnosed because my dr has heard me wheezing with it when he was listening to my lungs. I’m on oral meds that also treat allergies and haven’t needed to use an actual emergency or daily inhaler for years. IDK, but if you’re wheezing, you have difficulty breathing and can’t pass a breathing test, most drs would count it as asthma, if not conventional then maybe seasonal?

    • Alpha30

      116d

      They say now that Asthma "goes away" did they give you a peak flow to keep? I'd be tempted to make a peak flow diary and go back. What annoys me about GP's is they give salbultamol medicine out even if they don't believe you have asthma 🤔

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