I am looking for parents who would like to discuss their concerns and stories about their child/ren with asthma. My son is almost two, but was diagnosed with asthma as a young infant. He has spent many days in the hospital for it (due to simple colds flaring his asthma). There are so many people in my family who just do not understand what I go through as the mother of a toddler with asthma. It is hard to not let him go to certain parties or events where other children have colds etc for fear of him catching it and ending up in the ED. Please talk with me about what you have been through or are going through. I have so many stories I could share about my little one's asthma experiences and he isn't even two yet (will be in a month). I would love to have others to talk with who can relate to what I go through and what my son goes through. It is scary sometimes. Thank you!View Thread
I am a 22year old, relatively fit male. Two weeks ago I went to my doctor with shortness of breath and the feeling of pressure on my chest. She suspected asthma and sent me to the hospital for tests. They carried out numerous tests and came to the same conclusion as my doctor. I was given an inhaler for my asthma. A few days later I returned to my doctor with a chest infection, I was given a seven day course of steroids and antibiotics. The course of antibiotics finishes tomorrow but I am still having the same asthma symptoms, which are tight chest and shortness of breath, even though I have an inhaler is it normal for these systems to still be persistent almost two weeks later.View Thread
I've been tired for 30 years. I am 55 years old and was diagnosed with asthma 6 months ago. I am now taking symbicort and allergy meds. It has helped tremendously but I am still tired most of the time. Can anyone advise me?View Thread
After two years and 14 doctors, I've been diagnosed with Vocal Cord Dysfunction that doesn't fit the protocol. I've had speech therapy, which helps somewhat, but what really helps is a low .5 mg. dose of Klonopin. My doctors are concerned that I need to take it every day--is there anything safer and natural I can take? Is Picamilon or Phenibut safe? I'm so desperate.View Thread
I was diagnosed when I was 15 with Asthma have managed it with very little medications and have not had many issues, all of a sudden this week I got real short of breath and tight in my chest, I couldn't find my rescue inhaler so I had a dr apt and went in and they said I had very little air moving in and was taking very short breaths, they gave me a quick acting steroid shot and a long acting steroid shot and went to get my inhaler. I felt like when I did the breathing treatment it wasn't get down to the lungs, I feel like my mucus is all think in the back of my throat, I called back to the hospital since it was after office hours, they had me come back in, do a different breathing treatment and then the Dr came in and said I was moving more air then I had been but needed another steroid shot and Xanax to help with the anxiety. I have done nothing all day and if I do I get tight in my chest, short of breath and start coughing. I am still doing the breathing treatments and zyertec. I also have a very horse voice.View Thread
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