Preparing for Your Appointment
After you make your appointment with a healthcare provider, take the following steps to help the doctor better determine if you have asthma or another condition:
- Write down your symptoms, including any that may seem unrelated to the reason for your appointment.
- Note when your symptoms occur. For example, if your symptoms tend to get worse at certain times of the day; during certain seasons; or when you're exposed to cold air, pollen or other triggers, highlight it.
- Write down key personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes.
- Make a list of all medications, vitamins and supplements that you're taking. Include the dosage for each.