Last night was rough. I woke up wheezing several times (wasn’t doing that before) and had a hard time catching my breath. I felt horrible all morning because I was gasping for air. And nothing I tried made breathing any easier.
Since wheezing is often a sign of asthma, I suppose this could be a good thing. My sister has allergy-related asthma at times, and I’ve had asthmatic bronchitis before, so maybe it’s not as bad as the doctors think?
I went up to CVS to see if there was an allergy medication the pharmacist could recommend that was good for wheezing. She told me there was nothing over-the-counter and that I needed to go to the ER (fat chance). So I tried Walgreen’s. The pharmacist there told me to try Primatene, so I bought some. The label said not to take it unless you’d been diagnosed with asthma, but since I knew I needed to open my airways, I took one anyway.
It seems to have helped some, but it’s also making my heart race, and as anxious as I already am, that’s about the last thing I need. But I am breathing easier, so I’m just going to try to make it until tomorrow when I’ll at least know what the doctor found on my CT scan (if anything) and will have an idea of where to go from there. On the one hand, I want to know what’s going on so I’ll know if there’s even anything I can do about it. On the other hand, I don’t want to be told I have lung cancer, so I’m definitely scared.
In any case, I can’t continue to live without being able to breathe, so let’s get this show on the road!