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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   What can I do to get prescriptions for my back pain and asthma I have to buy over the counter asthma meds and they are no good and nothing works for my back pain
Doctor :   HI
User :   hello
Doctor :   May I ask you few questions to know about you?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Please give your Age, Gender, Location, Occupation, Marital status, Height & Weight
User :   26 years Male XXXI XXX which puts a lot of strain on back and I'm 5'7 218
Doctor :   Since when do you have the current problems?
User :   when I start picken up the tools and using them I have to strap up pallets of steel the tools can be up to 50ibs or more and bending over and other stuff
User :   I also have asthma which is exercise related
Doctor :   Have you been diagnosed to be Asthmatic, if so when? Have you ever been prescribed drugs for this?
User :   yes since I was 5 years old and when I was hit by a drink driver years ago my back has never been the same
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs. If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   no smoke but since I havent had any pain meds I try drinking to take my back pain away
Doctor :   OK, so you do have a prescription which you use to get drugs for asthma, do you? When was this last prescription made?
User :   I use to get alburatal and vicodin but ive been buying primeatine mist which is bad
Doctor :   What other over the counter asthma meds do you buy?
User :   thats it for asthma
User :   i hear that stuff inlarges the heart
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   But are you able to get it
Doctor :   without aprescription?
User :   yea primeatein mist yes thats over the counter
Doctor :   How often do you use it?
Doctor :   I hope you are using it only
Doctor :   when you get an acute attack?
User :   3 to 4 times daily when attacks occure
Doctor :   Not otherwise righht?
User :   right
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   What you have to do is
Doctor :   get an appointment with a pulmonologist
Doctor :   as non of the drugs for
Doctor :   asthma should be prescribed
Doctor :   without taking a detailed history & a thorough physical examination
Doctor :   once you get hold of a prescription, you can use it as per the docs advise without having to visit him regularly
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