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  • 2 days 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.
  • 2 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
  • 19 days 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....
  • 1 month 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....
  • 2 months ago

    Asthma and Tylenol Cold Nighttime

    I have asthma but it only gets bad when I do heavy excersize or get sick, I have a cold and want to sleep at night but I can't because I am always waking up from cold symptoms and coughing (from my asthma). I really want to get a good nights rest so would it be dangerous if I took some Tylonal cold nighttime or would that be dangerous and prevent me from waking up when I need to take my inhaler?
  • 2 months ago

    trigger prevention

    A friend has recently been diagnosed with Asthma, triggered by smells. She feels secluded, unable to go to church or anywhere with many people, due to the perfumes and lotions. Is there any mask that prevents smells from entering her nose? Or would mouth only breathing prevent an attack? Any information would be appreciated so that I could help my friend. Thank you.
  • 2 months ago

    Can spirometer tests be inaccurate?

    I took a spirometer test last week to see if I have asthma from having bronchitis a couple of times when I was younger, and the results came back at my lung function is 62%. She said it was a low number and I do, but it's "controlled". The nurse that gave the test seemed pretty careless and I didn't understand as she kept changing her instructions and was pushing all kinds of buttons on the machine. She said to exhale as fast and as hard as I could within the beeps, but I didn't....
  • 2 months ago

    Do You Know the Signs of an Asthma Attack?

    Coughing, wheezing, trouble breathing? Asthma attacks rarely happen without warning. Rate and track your asthma symptoms here for better asthma control: Join the conversation! How do you know when you’re about to have an asthma attack?

  • 3 months ago

    Asthma Management

    I've had asthma for 27 years and been on a slew of medications. I've learned to live with symptoms no matter where or what I'm doing. Unfortunately it's become my normal and I'm just now wanting to put a stop to all my daily flare ups. I find it very hard to avoid triggers and medications only do so much for me. Anyone else feel in such a fog?