Sunday, September 5, 2010
Pulmozyme and P.B.
I have used Pulmozyme since Thursday evening, so far with no noticeable side-effects. I'm surprised, I thought at a minimum my throat would be irritated, but I am feeling pretty good. Sorry you are having cold symptoms. I hope it is not from the Pulmozyme and if it is, your body will over come it. Not that I want you to have a cold, but that would be a better scenario than medication side-effects.
I too feel so lucky that I have such great insurance. I am paying $30.00 for a 60-day supply. Are you using Pulmozyme once or twice a day? Right now I am using it twice, but I need to contact my doctor to make sure that is what she wants. At the office visit she said it would be just once a day. So glad the treatment only takes 5 minutes. It takes more time to clean the mouth piece than to administer the medication.
I still think it is funny we showed each other out P.B. (pot bellies!). Its funny because up until about 6 months ago, I had no idea that a P.B. is a CF trait. I cannot tell you how much grief this thing has caused me over the years. I have the hardest time finding clothes, especially dresses. I'd leave a dressing room in tears because everything I tried on would make me look so fat! It always puzzled me because I have a small frame and then this belly that just didn't fit with the rest of my figure. For example, I am 5'4" and I weigh about 123 pounds. But yet I wear size 9 pants (or 29" waist). Its crazy how big I have to buy to avoid the muffin top. (LOL) Being more educated now about this, I have a better time dealing with it. Plus, over the years, I have just learned what type of clothes to look for. Any ideas why CFers end up with these crazy bellies?