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  • 9 days ago

    Long term lung issues

    I was born with mucous in my lungs after my mother smoked during her pregnancy. I eventually improved, but years later on and off, I'd have issues pop up. Breathing difficulties that would stem from being around potent chemicals and pushing myself too far physically. I would wake up short of breath afterwards, and this would continue until I took liquid sleeping medication and I could feel my lungs calm, and I could breathe easier. I have no idea what to call this... what I deal with. It's....
  • Could my asthma be back? Or is it anxiety?

    Hi all! I just need some insight, because I am getting a bit freaked out! When I was a baby, I had an asthma attack that triggered the fear of not being able to breathe. Until about middle school, I had mild asthma so I had an inhaler that I would use when need be. It has been many years since I have had an asthma attack, and I don't even have an inhaler anymore. I have mild anxiety as well that has not been diagnosed by a medical professional, but I know it exists in my life. I do not take medication....
  • 14 days ago

    Could it be asthma

    I have lot of allergies. I had asthma test when I was a young adult and I was told to practice breathe . I can't breathe when the wind is blowing lot and I have cough attack lot . Could I have asthma ? When I laugh I feel like I can't breathe . Need help
  • 14 days ago

    Increased resp symptoms after quitting

    One thing that ex-smokers have often experienced is that their respiratory symptoms, especially cough, actually get worse for awhile after quitting (as well I know). Your body is trying to get rid of all that gunk in your lungs and grow back the cilia that line your bronchi and help to sweep out contaminants. I would definitely see a doctor, but be aware that it may take a month or more as this healing takes place. But hold on! You will feel so much better as a nonsmoker. Please allow me to put in....
  • Asthma Help for Person Allergic to Sulfur

    My sister is allergic to all medications that are sulfer based and as far as we've found, the only inhalers are sulfer based. She needs the inhaler, but they're not very helpful with her allergies considering. Does anybody know of any asthma pills or inhalers that don't contain albuterol or ventolin?
  • Asthma problems not helped by steroid shot?

    My asthma has been getting worse over the last few months. well, both my mother and I get this horrific cough every single time the seasons change. I don't know what to call it. All I know is that its related to my asthma, and it mimics bronchitis, but its not bronchitis. when I'm dealing with it, I'm much more prone to having an asthma attack, too. I'm short of breath constantly, and when I cough it hurts deep in my lungs. In the past, a steroid shot and occasionally some antibiotics....
  • 1 month ago

    Symptoms not going away

    I have exercise induced asthma and am a recent ex-smoker (for like the 6th time, after 9 years). Until the past year my symptoms only fared up about once a week or less but has been getting more and more frequent and then today, about 3 days after quitting I have mild symptoms that have not gone away even after using my inhaler and it came on for seemingly no reason.
  • 1 month ago

    Asthma and VCD

    I am a military veteran. While on active duty, I was diagnosed with Exercise Induced Asthma and used an albuterol inhaler for several years which seemed to diminish the effects somewhat. Upon retirement, I received VA benefits commensurate to that disability. A few years ago, the VA conducted a follow-on test and determined that I no longer had asthma. After several months and visits to the pulmonologist, it was determined that I actually have VCD and not asthma as originally diagnosed. My claim....
  • 2 months ago

    Weird symptoms

    Hi there. I had asthma when I was young(triggered by allergies). I smoked for the past 4 years, up to this day without any health problems. After this winter, which was marked by 2 or 3 colds(very unusual for me to get a cold more than once a year), I found myself coughing up tonsil stones. This spring, I started noticing pain in my chest(not localised in one place) while bending over and breathing deeply(sometimes). Another thing that made me question my health is that my smoker's cough changed....
  • Do you know Jesus Christ?

    Hi guys. I don't know where to post this, but the Lord has been laying it on my heart for the past few days to tell people about Jesus. This burden is so strong that I have felt sick and very desperate to reach out to others and tell them about Jesus. I asked my Pastor if there were any ministries I could do through my church to serve God, but all he said to me was that if there was anything, he'd let me know. God has been driving me to serve Him so bad that I don't think I can wait much....