I've had asthma since I was probably 10 and I've always just used inhalers, so now I go to the doctor so I can get a prescription for a new one since an inhaler will usually last me quite a while and this doctor does this breathing test on me and then says my breathing is horrible. So she gives me two different inhalers and then wants me to come back for a follow up. She wants me to use one inhaler twice a day even if I don't need it and this is supposed to open up my lungs and the other one as the rescue inhaler when needed. Then she wants me to come back for a follow up. All I wanted was a perscription so I could get an inhaler, I can see this being a 200 dollar ordeal after I pay all the copays. Has a doctor ever had you do this? I have the same problem with my eye doctor. lol She wants me to come back so 120 bucks later and the problem still isn't fixed.
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sometimes you use inhalers even if you dont need it because yes it opens up your lungs, think of it as pills
i was the same and when i was... 11 ? i dont even remember how old i was but yea a doctor told me about this medication thing that i had to take for 3 months, he said if it heals my asthma then it heals it , like it will not come back. if it doesn't, then i ll have to live with it
at this point i was over it and fed up and didn't really care if it worked or not. but it did!!!
i can't even remember when was the last time i used and inhaler !
and i used to run out of breath if i WALKED a little too fast lol
i get it very very rarely like a couple of times a year (if any) so yea its not 1000% gone lol but im fine with it :P
unfortunately i dont remember the name or much detail about it, and im 20 years old so yea it was way long ago
but talk to your doctor about it she could know what i mean also I don't know if this matters but i didn't reach puberty when i started that medication (it matters with some types of treatments)
also some (i repeat SOME) types of sports help with asthma and breathing problems. i was too scared to try any sports or anything that requires a lot of movement. i did whatever to avoid getting an asthma attack but yea consult someone0