Athma -maybe a diagnosis or not?!

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So, sudden adult onset asthma (possibly) first on high pollen count day, in Devon UK last summer, doctor said cough would go away when rain came. rain came, so then return to Dr and rather ad hoc told asthma as diagnosis - and prescribed inhaler and prednisolone (dramatically worked then not).

then pneumonia on holiday!

on return given another inhaler to try....

4 months onwards slow but sure improvement: at last finally saw a consultant at hospital this week. He is doing tests, thinks my high white blood cell count MAY be linked to asthma -await more tests.

Any one else had white cells mentioned? Why am I still told to use inhalers when they don;t do anything...?

could all this is slow high pollen count stuff, not asthma at all?


Devon, UK

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    I don't have an answer for you, just sympathy. I've been hyperventilating out of control since this past March and every medical test I get comes back normal. I've been labeled as "psychogenic" and "anxious" by a series of providers. I finally found refuge at a teaching hospital and I'm expecting a diagnosis of adult onset asthma in a few weeks when I go back.

    The area where I live is so full of allergens that it was called the "valley of death" by Native Americans who refused to spend any time here other than the occasional short foraging visit. I went to an allergist who told me I'm allergic to tree pollen and grass, but otherwise nothing out of the ordinary. All my blood tests were normal too. My pulmonologist asked me to compile a list of my triggers as a diagnostic tool, and that list is growing week by week. Perhaps that suggestion might be helpful for you too.

    Best of luck to you.

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    HYDERABAD : Fish 'prasadam', which is accepted to fix asthma. They regulated to a large number of patients who originated from different parts of India. This bizarre form of treatment, available exclusively in Hyderabad in the month of June.

    Anyone who has been caught in the trap of this disease, will know that it is almost impossible to cure it. While many forms of treatments can reduce its troubling symptoms like shortness of breath and coughing, no permanent cure for asthma has been found.

    Normally, a great many individuals from crosswise over India and even from outside it, are anxious to attempt this cure. Consistently, the Indian Government organizes exceptional trains to enable individuals to achieve the fish medicine faster. The medicine is offered free of expense in a multi-day camp, sorted out according to the landing of the rainstorm.

    Even with mixed reviews about the success of the treatment, many are willing to try the miracle cure. As Rakesh Kumar, an asthma patient who has come from Hubli in Karnataka says, "I have seen my brother recover from the disorder after he had taken the medicine and since then I wanted to try. I am sure it will reduce my asthma problem."

    Even I know how it feels when somebody suffering from asthma, cause my dad have same problem from last 5 years. But didn't approaches for this therapy. We game them normal medicine like inhalers, nebulizer etc.

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