Asthma

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
Member
10489 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve had fairly bad asthma most of my life.  Only people ignorant to my situation told me I would grow out of it, it was way too severe.  I used to have to use a nebulizer every 4 hours, even at night.  It gets better at times though, the last time when I was going through testing due to other issues according to the PFT I wouldn’t meet the insurance definition for asthma.

I’m on singulair, and it’s helped me out but I use it more for sinus issues than my asthma.  It made a huge difference for me when I was first put on it.  Over time things improved, and I got lazy as it was the only medication I took before bed so eventually I stopped taking it.  Due to the new issues I’m back on it, and haven’t noticed any side effects.

When it comes to health issues, my asthma isn’t the top concern.  Taking inhalers and popping a pill isn’t so bad, and the inhalers are pretty portable.  No extra supplies, ice packs, etc. like another one of my ‘rescue’ meds.

Post # 3
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10489 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

WB won’t let me edit my post.  To the last paragraph, I do want to add that asthma attacks can be serious, I don’t mean to downplay that.

Post # 4
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14 posts
Newbee

I developed asthma in my 20’s, so it’s been quite a few years.  For awhile I took pills and had a rescue inhaler and another one, can’t remember what it was.  These days I just use my inhaler before exercising and I’ve found being active is a huge benefit.  it seems like it gets worse right at the change of the seasons, but over all it’s probably gotten a little better.  As long as I power walk and exercise I seem to stay healthier, but it’ll never go away completely.

Post # 5
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40 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’ve had asthma since I was a kid and it got worse as I got older not better.  In college I was on steroids for 5-6 months one year after that my doctor started me on xolair injections (anti IgE, the injections  stop the immune system from responding to triggers), which I get every 2 weeks and have been able to be taken off of almost all daily medication and I use my rescue inhaler 1-2 a month.  I have now been getting these injections for 6 years and have not had an attack requiring an ER visit in that time, I have only had minor attacks that were controlled by my rescue.  

Post # 6
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8418 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve had athsma since I was a child and have been hospitalized twice for it.  I used to have to use a nebulizer and was on advair, dulera, serevent, xolair, etc.  However, after I moved from southern CA (just outside of LA) to NC, my athsma really improved.  Now I only use my rescue inhaler occasionally (i.e. maybe once a month).

Post # 8
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14 posts
Newbee

Hi Rappig~i don’t get shakey from my inhaler, but use it a little before and not at the last minute.  a nebulizer treatment will make me incredibly shakey tho!

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