Seeking Doctor in Michigan (Detroit area)
Hi forum members,
In September of 2010, I had a somewhat sudden onset of breathing problems. I've never had an allergy in my life or any breathing problems that I remember. I've spent the last year seeing doctors, trying to nail down exactly what my diagnosis is. So far, I've been diagnosed with asthmaii and COPD (Haven't smoked a day in my life!).
I sang from grade school to college and had picked it up again in my late 30's. As soon as this breathing problem started, I couldn't even sing a note (and still can't). I've worked out regularly since I was 18, and now doing regular cardio/aerobic workouts is extremely difficult. This has been a difficult year for me (understatement). I am not prepared to accept the loss of singing and the loss of activity level that these symptoms have caused.
Medications do not TOUCH the breathing problems I have had (Flovent, ProAir, Singulair, Spiriva; Tried Advair for a bit).
My hope soared as I read more and more about possible treatment with antibioticsii for my symptoms. I don't know how unlikely it is that this treatment could help. . . and I hate pinning my hopes on something that might not work in the end. However, I do not want to live the rest of my life like this.
At this point, I have not found a doctor willing to treat me with antibiotics for possible infection with Chlamydophilia Pneumoniae (even though a couple of the pulmonologists I've seen are very highly regarded). My primary reason for posting is to ask if anyone is aware of a doctor(s) in Michigan (Detroit area, specifically) willing to treat with antibiotics for possible Chlamydiophilia Pneumoniae infection. I am anxious to talk to a doctor (or medical professional) knowledgeable about this bacteria and/or its treatment.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. Would appreciate any info (especially related to asthma and COPD) forum members could provide.
"Desperate for Breathing Problems to Go Away"