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  • 3 days 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....
  • 3 days 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....
  • 3 days 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?
  • 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
  • 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....
  • 9 days 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....
  • 10 days 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
  • 22 days ago

    Wheezing wheezing my lungs!

    Please help! I'm 26 and I've smoked for 6 years. It's been on and off and I averaged about 5 cigarettes a day. About 2-1/2 months ago, I came down with a really bad respiratory infection with wheezing when I exhaled sharply. My Doctor prescribed prednisone and albuterol to help. I was hacking out green phlegm constantly for about 2 weeks. The infection cleared up but the wheezing has remained since and it's been 2-1/2 months now. Sometimes in the morning, I will cough out some grayish....
  • 1 month ago

    Panic attacks caused by emphysema and asthma.

    I suffered in my youth from a social phobia and I used to get panic attacks when I had to deal with people, I could not carry on a normal working career and was put onto a disability pension. Through treatment I was able to overcome the panic attacks, which eventually stopped. Then in my 40's I contracted TB. I had been a heavy smoker. and the TB left me with Asthma and Emphysema. I have a problem with my breathing and am on various pumps and tablets. I find if I try to do too much or get upset....
  • 1 month ago

    Was this prescription/diagnosis something I should address with a licensing body or disciplinary panel?

    Dear whomever may be interested, I went into a Doctor's office earlier today after about 5 days with a low grade fever (99.5 - 101.0), a cough that sometimes I indulged a bit to try to "cough things up" which probably contributed to some of the soreness/swelling, and a sore throat / headache. The last two of the five days, when I've sort of forced air out of my mouth, you hear a little rumbling, but not on a normal, shallower exhalation. I am a non-smoker adult male and live a fairly....