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What kind of problems to you have breathing?
DO you have sleep apnea?
I have asthma
But yesterday and the day before I felt like I was having a prolonged attack and couldnt breathe
Albuterol didnt help
Went to my physician and he said i had no wheezing or anything
And believes part of the issue is anxiety
Yes im taking beclomethosone
i asked my doc about it
he said he didnt think it was necessary
why is that?
it's not that im breathing 'fast'
I just have tightness of chest and feel like im not able to get a deep breath
my doctor wanted to try 2 days on the xanax
see if it had any impact
and then refer me to pulmonologist
i only took 1/8th of a mg last night and i felt better
but i also had a massage
and relaxing evening
Well, generally the procedure is to make sure this is NOT asthma before giving you the xanax
And referral to the pulmonary doc should have been first
because if this is untreated or undertreated asthma, the last thing you want to give is the xanax?
well i believe he made that recommendation
based on the fact that i had taken beclomethosone
and the albuterol
no wheezing but still had tightness of chest
you can have tightness of the chest in an asthma attack too
thereby suggesting stress/anxiety as a major driver
youre saying just because he heard no wheezing or anything
doesnt mean i wasnt having an attack?
well im not sure what to do then
im OK as of right now
and i definitely felt better after coming home from the doc
and not becoming anxious over it
yes tomorrow i have an appt with my physician for follow up
and i will tell him id like to be referred to pulmonologist
yes sounds good
also quick question
at 155lbs what is the minimum effective dose?
like i took 1/2 of a 0.25mg xanax
i honestly could not say i felt much different
but became tired a bit earlier than normal
thanks so much for your help and analysis
i will follow up if necessary
enjoy your day