I am an experienced marathon runner who is nearly 8 weeks pregnant. I am a severe asthmatic (when I say severe, I mean one lung functions at 26% of what a normal persons does, and the other is at 73%). My asthma has flared including an ER trip last week. As a runner, I have it under as much control as I can.
I need to find a Dr who understands the severity (my new OB told me she would prescribe an inhaler....I use a nebulizer 2-6 times a day) Clearly, she's not understanding this. I am 33, and have had asthma since 3rd grade, so this is not something that showed up with pregnancy, but has certainly worsened.
Does anyone have suggestions or experience with this? Preferably a Dr that might understand this situation?
My asthma specialist has been great in working with me on meds, but can't deliver for me