Hello Sonya, ooohhh asthma is just one of many health issues I have. The older I get, the more I fall apart.
Ive been doing the breathing treatments about 2-4 hours, depending on how Im feeling. Also I have the heat turned up, steam going in my bedroom so that it doesnt get too dry, taking Musinex, allergy pills, other meds for asthma and allergies and I have the heating pad against my chest. For some reason, the heating pad seems to help, but it could be my imagination. Ive been in bed for two days now. uuuggghhh. Thats a big problem because I have chronic neck and back pain and sitting in bed just makes it worse. I cant take my Hydrocodone for the pain because it causes breathing difficulties. I feel like I just cant win.
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Hello to the wheezers out there. Im taking Predizone for the third time in one month. I was wondering how safe it is to take it for that long?
My asthma was too awful bad yesterday, but wasnt too awful good either. I slept well until 4:00 am this morning, then had to do a breathing treatment and couldnt go back to sleep. Today, Im in bed doing nothing. If I just sit there then its not so bad, but the moment I get up for any reason, I start coughing again. Im just so afraid that if I dont move around, then my asthma will only get worse or I may develop pneumonia.
I have yet another apt. to see another Dr. tomorrow.
I hope everyone is breathing easy and hugs to those who need them.View Thread
Hello Aqua, my Dr. gave me Omneris nasal spray. I will have to look into zyrtec, because the allergy med. Im taking now just doesnt work.
Lately it has been cold here and we are expecting another freeze. Which is odd because I live in Az. I went to the ER last night, they gave me an IV with a big boost of steroid, I was feeling pretty good, but once I walked outside to get into the car, it was soooo cold, that I started coughing all over again. Also I am trying to keep my chest warm, i dont know if it will help, but hey, Im willing to try anything at this point. Thanks so much.View Thread
Hello Love, Ive never had allergy shots done, but Im sure they would help. Also I saw a Pulmonologist recently and I was not impress by him at all. He said that my asthma was extensive, but yet he sent me on my merry way although I was suffering. He told me to come back in a month and maybe, if my ins. would cover it, then he would start the Xolair shots. I do have acid reflux and a hyedal (sp) hernia but I take meds for it. I suspect that half of the problem is the post nasal drip. I went to the ER last night and he gave me an IV with a big boost of steroid. It helped a bit, enough to allow me to sleep last night. Also, he told me to take Musinex, I have been taking an expectorant but it was a store brand, and probably not as good.
I take singular, symbacort, ventalin inhaler, pro-air inhaler and I do albuterol breathing treatments. Also I have been on two steroid packs and am now on my third.
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So sorry to hear about your husband. My asthma can flair up for crazy reasons. If Im under stress, if I laugh too much, if I cry and then the other reasons like pollen, dust, grass, mold, some foods, the list goes on.
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JS007 LOL re been there done that and got the T-shirt.
I do have food allergies that usually dont bother me if I take allergy meds, but lately Im almost afraid to eat anything. I def. cant drink milk which makes things a bit difficult for me because Im supposed to be eating Yogurt.
I have been drinking ginger ale, I had no idea it might have been causing me problems.
Im thinking that I am developing allergies to new things, just like you. I have never been allergic to Ranch Dressing and now I guess I am.
Also, I am on sooooo many different meds for so many different health problems, that maybe one of the meds is causing me problems also. The only med. I have added with in the last few months was Methocarbamol, its a muscle relaxer. I will have to do some investigation on that drug and see if perhaps its one of the culprits.
Thank you for the prayers, I really really need them. Sometimes I feel like Im just gonna die. Hope your well.View Thread
Hello Laura, I take Singular and Symbacort and also Omeprazole for the acid refulx.
I havent been tested for Influenza, but I havent had it for many many years. I dont have any of the typical symptoms.
I ended up going to the ER last night. My asthma was really really bad all day yesterday and no matter how many breathing treatments I did, it didnt help. My oxygen level always shows up at 100%, but I still have problems breathing. The Dr. at the ER gave me a big boost of steroids through an IV and it seemed to help enough that I was able to fall asleep.
I really really appreciate your help. Hope your doing well.View Thread