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Have had asthma, gotten worse. Hands turned purple, tiredness and weakness. What can I try?

Hi, I am 19 yrs old and have had asthma for 6 years. However for the past month things have gotten far worse. My doctor increased my medicine and has ordered some extras. These are not working, and the doctor will not listen to the issue. I am continiously tired, and weak. My hands turn a purplish color, to the point where my mom got concerned. I will do nothing and feel like i just ran a mile. Im not sure what to do, but I need to breath. I take all medications like I should but they are of no use. I need help,can you help?
Asked On : Sat, 29 Dec 2012
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you have not mentioned what medicine your taking or any other details, all the symptoms you are having is due to asthma only .in asthma current treatment is inhalers which are adjusted according to the patients need. these inhalers work very there are steroid inhalers which also work with minimun side effect. but in severe cases injection has to be taken with admission in the hospital. also there are newer treatment options like mono clonal antibodies.
i think you need to go to a reputed hospital or pulmonologist and get a spirometry done for your lungs.
they vl guide you further for treatment. also if it is associated with allergy then take immunotherapy. along with your asthma treatment . it will surly help you in reducing your asthma

thank you
dr. mukesh
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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