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  • 3 months ago

    Asthma flare ups

    I have had asthma for 10 years. It has been under control for most of these years until these past 2 years. It seems to be so much worse, frequent flare ups, trips to the Dr. I have the breathing tests which shows I do have some problems, but they say its not COPD. Never smoked. I actually lose my breath, which causes me to panic. I feel light headed a lot. I am tired all the time. I also have chronic rhinitis which adds to this equation. And have PVC'S OF my heart which makes me lost my breath....
  • 12 days ago

    News Flash: Nearly 600,000 Asthma Inhalers Recalled

    More than 590,000 albuterol inhalers are being recalled by GlaxoSmithKline because there could be problems with the delivery system. Find out if this recall affects you here:
  • Do I Have Asthma?

    Hi, i'm jessica. I'm 16 years old and ever since about 2 years ago I've been having trouble breathing during exercise. Every time I exercise I begin to wheeze and it's embarrassing because everyone on my volleyball team can hear it and they think i'm dieing or something so they offer me a use of their inhalers, but of course I turn down their offer because it is unsanitary. Also, throughout the day I notice that the beds of my fingernails are purple and my hands feel very cold....
  • 19 days ago

    Its a miracle!

    After 16 yrs on advair. I may be free of it last 4 days haven't had to take. Ive tried before, but couldn't. Hope it lasts!
  • 1 month ago

    Post Op Breathing complication

    Hello I am a 27 year old female. I had surgery one month ago to remove a osteochondroma in my left distal femur. They gave me two types of anesthesia, one was through my IV and they injected anesthesia in my left leg as well. The surgery was about 20 min but I woke up 3 1/2 hours later. Ever since my surgery I have been having shortness of breath, chest pressure, hurts a little when breathing. Since my surgery it's getting worse. I went to the hospital a few days ago. They did d dimer blood test....
  • 2 months ago

    Asthma and hospital admissions

    Hi, I am a 55 year old woman who has suffered asthma for 30 years, which means it was adult onset. My question is about being admitted to the hospital due to an acute asthma flare. This is the norm for me, rather than the exception. Once an asthma attack gets hold of me albuterol rescue inhalers don't work... I wheeze so loud you can hear it across the room. I also cough. Shortness of breath is terrifying. I am just done in, generally, and off I go to the ER. Invariably I am admitted because....
  • 1 month ago

    Bronchial Thermoplasty

    Today the doctor said I should consider Bronchial Thermoplasty has anybody had this procedure? Did it work for you? What was your experience?
  • 2 months ago

    Best air purifiers for asthma and animal dander, etc

    My asthma dr says it would help for me to put an air purifier in my bedroom. I do have allergies to dust and dog dander. The higher the CADR ( clean air delivery rate ) the better. Also a HEPA filter. They are not cheap. My bedroom is about 400 sq feet. Does anyone have any experience with these or knowledge you can share. If I am going to spend this kind of money, I want the best one for me. Thanks. Sheree
  • 2 months ago

    severe shortness of breath

    hi i am 25 years old male with 6 years of smoking and also 6 years of working out(im in a good shape). i have a problem during last 6 days that scared me alot. i also live in canada which is really cold now. i havent slept because i woke up every time with shortness of breath. when i sit down it gets better but i cant sleep. i went to a doctor she said my heart and lung is ok with just checking the blood pressure and heart rate and she gave me a puffer (vertolin). when I use this it gets better immediately....
  • 3 months ago

    Asthma medication alternative

    Hello, does anyone know an alternative to taking advair? Not another steroidal drug, but something Natural...homeopathic to replace it? Thanks