Fluid on my lungs.

United States
May 7, 2012 8:52pm CST
As most of you may already know, I have allergies and Asthma. I am currently on three medicines: Flonaise, Flovent, and Singulair. I have been doing everything that my doctor has told me to do to keep myself healthy, and now I have fluid on my lungs, and I am even being told that it could be Pulmonary Tuberculosis. What does this mean you all are asking? I had two X-rays done on me, and both found fluid on my lungs. I am now being told by my doctor that I have to go to in for blood test, TB Skin test, and I have to go and see a Pulmonary Lung Specialist. I couldn't me more angry about this right now, and believe me, I am very angry about this.
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6 responses
• United States
8 May 12
How frightening! Is any of this listed in the paperwork as a side affect of the medications? I have a friend who's daughter was on allergy meds and had to see a heart specialist from her allergy meds and she's 7! Scarey stuff, you are damned if you do and damned if you don't take the meds. Keep us updated on what the specialist has to say.
• United States
8 May 12
My medications don't say that this is a side effect. I was sick on March 17th, 2012 with some sort of viral flu. I had it for two weeks. I don't know if that could have caused this. I really do want to hear what the specialist has to say about this because I want answers. I am going in for a blood and skin test tomorrow morning.
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@GardenGerty (99286)
• United States
8 May 12
I am hoping it is not some form of TB because as I understand it it might delay all the wonderful things you have going on in your life. You have such a great future. Disease never strikes at a convenient time and it is good to be angry enough to fight for your health. I am wishing/praying for all the best for you.
• United States
8 May 12
I had a blood test and a TB Test today, so I'll see what happens in a day or two. I am angry enough to fight because I have family to take care of. Thank you for your prayers and thoughts GardenGerty.
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
9 May 12
I feel that many times Doctors even without running proper tests often only guess at things, and really never know what is wrong until they run all the proper tests. I would be a little upset with them as maybe this is something they should have looked at beforehand, but maybe it is also just jumping to conclusions until they get all the Test results back as well. I know here Doctors have no idea what to usually look for, and it takes sometimes months to determine what is really wrong, but I will be Praying and believing that this is not what it is, and that something can be done to help you.
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• United States
15 May 12
Most of the time they are, but so far I do meet the criteria for on condition called: Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis, and because I am a long time Asthmatic it makes a lot of sense. I have an appointment for the 21st of May for the specialist, so I will see what happens then. My blood work came back relatively normal except for one test which was slightly higher than normal, and I am Negative for Tuberculosis, so they have ruled out TB, thank goodness. Well, with Tuberculosis it is pretty common nowadays because so many people are going overseas and they are going to countries where TB runs rampant, and when a person had fluid on their lungs, the doctor naturally assume that it is Pneumonia or Tuberculosis, so they have to run test for that. I have had a Pneumonia shot, so they ruled that one out immediately and I didn't have the symptoms for Pneumonia. I didn't think I had Tuberculosis either because I didn't really have the symptoms for that, and the TB Skin Test showed that I was positive, also, no one in my group of friends and family has is, so where would I get it from? Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis seems to make more since because I have had Allergies and Asthma since birth and I have had a long battle with it to the point where I have been hospitalized for it. I would really love to see an MRI Scan of what is going on in my body that is causing all of this because I really don't want to have this for the rest of my life.
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@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
17 May 12
Well, maybe they need to check for Plueracy, and some of the other things as well. Have they done any Tests to make sure it is not something else like an infection somewhere or something causing all of these problems as well? I do wish you the Best, and will be Praying for good things.
• China
11 Jul 12
We all hate the illness,it let us sadly and painful.But when the illness come,we can't change the fact.We only to struggle with it.You must keep your good mood,for your body,for your health,a good mood will help you to change your health.I think you had see the specialist,what is the recent developments? I hope you have a good body.You should eat more alibility food.Good Luck!
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
8 May 12
I understand how you feel. I know that our doctors knows best but we, the patient, are the ones who can feel the symptoms but further assessment of your condition is needed to rule out any disease.Fluid in someone's lungs can be a medical emergency - so try not to postpone the additional testing ordered by your doctor. If you are not happy with what your MD's orders, I believe, each and every one of us, has the right to find a doctor for a second opinion. Get well.
• United States
8 May 12
Thank you. At the moment, this is not an emergency, but the fact that it is there worries me.
@mikyung (2234)
• Philippines
9 May 12
Hi rogue13xmen13, I believe that our health is the only real wealth we have in this world. A friendly advice, you should see your doctor to the soonest possible time. Take care.
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• United States
15 May 12
I know. I have an appointment for the 21st of May, so I will see what the specialist has to say then.
@bhonti (1247)
• Philippines
8 May 12
May I ask how did you get the fluid in your lungs? You said that you have been trying to keep yourself healthy. Are you smoking or you just have a weak set of lungs? Anyway, just try better to take care of your lungs, if you have a sensitive lungs, try to stay our of things that will irritate them. Stay healthy my friend.
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• United States
8 May 12
No, I don't smoke. I have never smoked in my life. I do have Asthma.
@GardenGerty (99286)
• United States
8 May 12
I am not sure who or what you are angry at, unless it is the disease process. Do keep us posted about what the specialists say. If you were exposed to TB there is no way to prevent it. It sounds like you are having a pretty rough time of things right now and your allergies and asthma make you susceptible to upper respiratory illnesses. Come here and vent whenever you need to, as listening is probablyt eh only way we can help you.
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• United States
8 May 12
I'm angry at the disease process because this could not have come at a worse time. I am graduating college, I just got into Grad School, and I am teaching Foreign Exchange Students this Summer. I don't want this or need this right now.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
8 May 12
You have every right to be angry with the condition. Worst is the fact that those fluids needs to be drawn out and it's a procedure with too much agony. So hold on to that anger and fight! Have a great MyLot experience ahead!
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• United States
8 May 12
Thank you.