New to Asthma

Posted by mcdc1959 @mcdc1959, Mar 17 4:31pm

I know this is going to sound crazy, but thirty years ago I had really bad allergies. Was in my allergist office starting my allergy shots and had a very bad reaction and was given a needle not a EpiPen to breath. After that injection I never had allergies again, I am now 64 yrs old. I was just diagnosed with asthma last week and was tested for allergies. Come to find out I am still very allergic to lots of things, but had no symptoms.
I got a dog a little over a year ago and started to have a little cough which got worse and turned into asthma. After this prolonged story, my question is, does anyone know what that injection could have been?
About medicine regarding asthma doctor gave me a sample of Trelegy to use for 2 weeks. I think he’s s crazy, just found out if cost $750! What are the usual medications for asthma? Thanks you for any info…

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@loosethread I've had these for many years as recommended by my doctor. They are not fancy, and have no plastic or adhesives to out gas. For the smaller unit, I repack the cylinder myself outside with carbon which is very messy and I wear a respirator so as not to breathe the dust. I also have the larger unit and the carbon filter is a box taht they send, so you don't repack that one and it lasts a few years. You need to change the outer filter (like a furnace filter).

thankyou we will check them out. Do you have one on your heating/air system or just portable units? Thankyou so much for the info.

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