I am 16 years old and I suffered from severe asthma until the age of four. When I was 2 1/2, I had a massive...
Posted by An_256900
I am 16 years old and I suffered from severe asthma until the age of four. When I was 2 1/2, I had a massive asthma attack which lead me to the ER. When I was four, I was told my asthma had gone away. For 12 years everything was fine. Now 16, I have had the same symptoms as when I was younger. Wheezing, extreme shortness of breath, cough and discomfort in my chest and sharp pains. I am becoming increasingly worried about these symptoms as they are identical to previously. As triggers usually cause the return for asthma, I guess it could be the fact that I walk 1 hour a day in a highly pollutioned area (I recently started walking to school). Do you think my asthma is back and any advice is appreciated.View Thread
hi my name is tina, i live in nc , i developed severe asthma about 15 years ago which lasted about 4 years, i was on 3 inhalers a day and still could not breathe, then i moved to the mountains in nc, whithin 6 months i was taking no medicine i moved back home 9 years ago no problems with anything till about 2 months ago, now its back full force, the advair was working some but now i don't think it really is.. and you can't combat what you cant see or know triggers you, someone suggested seeing a asthma specialist for skin testing ..has anyone had that work? i've read many many post here and they all seem neg,has anyone has things that actually helped their asthma?View Thread
I've had chest pain for as long as I can remember. As a child, I thought it was normal to randomly hurt after no physical strain whatsoever. The pain radiates from beneath my breast to my back and feels very restricting. When I breathe deeply, it hurts so badly that I can't help but gasp. I feel short of breath, but that's probably just because it hurts too damn bad to breathe any way but shallowly. It comes and goes, sometimes only lasting for a few seconds, but hurting so badly I can't move my upper torso. Other times, it lasts for hours, and can be extremely painful or just a dull irritation.
I do have asthma, exercise, allergy, and stress induced, because my lungs hate me. I take precautions when I exercise, slowing down the second I hear wheezing. I had sinus surgery to help with my breathing, which has been absolutely amazing, but it doesn't help with any of the lung stuff. It tends to surface with just shortness of breath and a tiny bit of wheezing, with the attacks being few and far between. I take Advair and Claritin/Zyrtec, which seems to reduce my symptoms each year by about half, but my chest pain still makes me miserable.
I have been hospitalized, examined by several very good doctors, and put through multiple tests. No one can figure out the source of the problem. One of my doctors believed that I had pleurisy from an asthma cough, but my cough is not often enough to cause this much chest pain. My most recent asthma doctor told me it doesn't sound like asthma and told me to tell my PCP. My PCP got worried I had a clot and sent me to the hospital. My lungs looked fine through all the tests. The only test they worried about was the lung function test, which I failed miserably. When they couldn't get a good reading, the nurse just told me that I probably don't have much in the way of lung capacity.
I was just curious if anyone was experiencing what I am, and if they have any suggestions. I'm not going back to the doctor, since 5 doctors couldn't find anything and I'm still stuck paying the bills. Please, any suggestions would be great.View Thread
I work at a state agency in SC (SCVRD) that has an anti-fragrance policy that they will not enforce. I have a...
Posted by An_256682
I work at a state agency in SC (SCVRD) that has an anti-fragrance policy that they will not enforce. I have a bad asthma attack at least once a week. Now they are causing serious SLE/Lupus flares. I have had to go home, to the doctor, be put on prednisone, etc. Several asthma attacks have caused sinusitis. Some cause swelling all over my body-the full Lupus reaction with swollen glands, pain in my kidneys and lungs, etc. I have brought in all my medical documentation and have been told to avoid these perfumed people. But, they jump on the elevator or get in a stall next to me in the bathroom, and I am trapped in a small enclosed space. I carry an inhaler that is little help. It opens the airway some, but the reaction will happen. I have a honeycomb mask with carbon insert/filter, but I have been told this scares people. The supervisors I have talked to are hostile. They resent being asked to speak to their staff and don't, because the same people keep hitting me with their perfume. Why have a policy nobody follows. I am one of 4 or 5 people just on the local campus with these issues...but I am treated like the only one.View Thread
Hello. I have had exercise-induced asthma all my life, but only was diagnosed a few years ago. I currently...
Posted by An_256619
Hello. I have had exercise-induced asthma all my life, but only was diagnosed a few years ago. I currently take Dulera twice a day and an albuterol inhaler 30 minutes before exercise. However, I still wheeze when I really exert myself, and I am training for some long cycling rides that involve hills. Whenever I have a big hill, I end up wheezing and have to get off of my bike. I am so frustrated and don't know what to do. My doctor suggested adding a leukotriene inhibitor, but I feel like it's all a shot in the dark.View Thread
Hi guys! Having skin asthma is detrimental for me. I have dry skin, can't even wear the dress that I want, can't eat dairy foods. I have low self-esteem. I've been using a lot of ointments like dermovate and antihistamine. As of now, I'm really depressed because I have allergies on my face since January 2014. I'm so worried and lonely.View Thread
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