I have had excellent results with taking Vit. D-3 for the past 4-5 years....and have only had two respiratory episodes in the past 4 years; however, when I do have a lower respiratory problem, my asthma then gets very difficult to manage (wheezing, mucus, coughing, etc. and I cannot lie down for many nights and have to sleep in a recliner). I usually use nebulizer treatments every 4-6 hours, sometimes take antibiotics, and prednisone (which is about only thing that eventually resolves the inflammation). I am not very anxious to use inhalers on a regular basis since my problems only are serious if I get a respiratory infection and those have been so infrequent now that I'm on Vit. D-3. I know there are side effects to some of the asthma medicines (actually can cause respiratory infection) and I'm not sure I want to increase my risk! What is the your suggestion for this type of asthma? I also have allergies so they can be a trigger, but my problems are only serious with infections. I have bare floors, very little upholstered furniture; change my pillows every year and I stay away from animals that bother my allergies (cats and certain dogs). I have two large dogs, but have never had any reaction to them, even if in a car for 12 hours at a time.View Thread
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