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  • 3 days ago


    I'm a 13/yr female and I was diagnosed with bronchitis (idk if that's what it's called but it's like asthma but not as bad) a couple years ago, and just recently my doctor said we can now say I have asthma. But a couple months ago my nose was stuffy on a daily basis but it was really runny at the same time and I sneeze at least twice every day. I have 2 dogs, I don't go near anyone who smokes , and my house is probably a little dusty... but could I be slightly allergic to my dogs....
  • 4 days ago

    Is this Athma??

    Its a bit of a story, if anyone has had something slimier I would love to hear about it. I hope there is a light at the end of this tunnel. At the end of December I caught a nasty Bronchitis cold, it was a horrific 3 weeks of being unable to breath and tons of ER visits with breathing treatments. Ever since then my breathing has never been the same as it was befor. I am constantly struggling to breath its a fight ever single moment and even with qvar, rescue inhailer, neutralizer with albuterol sulfate....
  • 4 days ago


    I have a sinus infection and bronchitis. This has caused my asthma to go into a major tailspin. I went to the emergency Wednesday night (it's now Thursday night). I have taken 2 prednisone pills both 50mg. I don't feel like it's doing anything. I am still taking my Ventolin via an aero chamber as well as my Pulimort. I'm not feeling like any headway is being made. I know that I have only taken two pills of a 5 day dosage, I just get really nervous when my asthma is this bad. Should....
  • 16 days ago


    So what IGE mean? What is the 79 mean? I don't understand.
  • Abdominal pain running with asthma

    Current asthma meds: *twice every 12 hours: salmeterol 25 mcg + fluticasonoa propionato 250 mcg *before exercise: salbutamol 200 mcg Bipolar meds: *before bed: Quetiapine 200 mg *every 12 hours: Lamotrigine 150 mg Bio: I've had asthma since age 12. I'm 26 now. It's been a huge pain in many ways. I've been jogging and running for a long time, I even do 10k and 15k races. I've been doing treatment for years. I don't think it has ever helped my performance, it just makes the....
  • 24 days ago

    Toddler breathing

    My 3 1/2 year old has been taking deep breaths for the last couple of days every 30 seconds . She is happy, playing normal . But taking deep breaths that seem uncomfortable . She’s to your to explain what she’s feeling . I told her to urgent care , her oxygen levels were fine and chest x Ray came out clear . Followed up with her pediatrician and she said she sounded fine, had no idea what could be wrong . I’m desperate to find a solution . Would love opions on what over test could be ran to help....
  • 25 days ago

    Cough that does not go away - could it be candida????

    I have an issue with a cough and runny sinus drainage all day ... on and off. It started in 1994. I was on this board starting around 2000 for many years. I was really bad with severe coughing .. non stop for 24-36 hours at a time. And I was told I was a medical challenge. I went to National Jewish Hospital in Denver in 2003 and they did not really have any answers. I was and have been recently tested for asthma, but I do not have asthma. And I found doctors who would work with me and we would bounce....
  • 26 days ago

    Shortness of breath

    31 y/o female, 7 months postpartum, 3rd child, SOB with normal pulse, Pulse oximetry, normal heart sounds, no wet lung sounds, persistent dry cough, since 1 month postpartum. Stress related? Heart related? Help :( family physician and pulmonologist no help. This has never been an issue before, no fam hx of asthma but I did have a greater than 20% drop on my methacoline test at the 10mg mark, I have been healthy my entire life. It's driving me crazy and making me a nervous wreck.
  • 1 month ago

    Lung Scarring

    I am a 26-year-old male. I recently went to the emergency for chest pain. After an EKG and a chest x-ray, I was told that the pain was probably due to musculoskeletal strain. However, after leaving I noticed that the findings from my chest x-ray included the following: "Biapical pleural/parenchymal scarring is noted." I assume that this is not very serious, since no one mentioned it to me at the emergency room. Can anyone shed some light on what this means and whether I should be concerned....
  • 1 month ago

    Lifelong chronic symptoms rapidly reduced after taking potassium. Unknown cause. Would appreciate any theories or ideas!

    I’m very interested in your theories for my undiagnosed condition. I’m a 30 year old male that has suffered from a long list of chronic severe symptoms for most of my life. Dozens of specialists consultations and different tests and treatments have yielded no results. Recently, I tried a potassium gluconate supplement. I experienced rapid and dramatic reduction in all of my symptoms. This effect has been repeatable for 2 months. If I stop the supplementation, the symptoms return within a day. Severe....