asthma gets worse in heat and humidity, anybody else

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Joan M
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   Posted 6/29/2008 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
eyes   eyes my asthma gets bad in the heat and humidity and i become very tired and find it hard to do things.  i start wheezing alot and can hardly keep my eyes open. when the weather lifts, i am able to go on at a slow pace.  anybody else have this? 

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   Posted 6/29/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -6)   
The exact same thing happens to me. The other factor is air quality and level of tree polin. On code red air quality days I can't breathe well and just take these little panting breaths. The next day it will have rained and we will have code green and I can breathe well.
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   Posted 6/29/2008 9:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the same problem with the heat and humidity.  I basically stay inside unless I absolutely have to get out, per my allergist's instructions.  It does make a big difference.

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thp636
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   Posted 6/29/2008 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in St.Louis and it gets hot and steamy here in the summer. Smetimes when I step out in the summer it's like hitting a wall. I spend a lpt of time indoors during July and August.

Joan M
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   Posted 7/1/2008 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for your replies...it sure is a drag and some days in the heat waves i need two naps. notice my breathing is much better in the winter but it is very icey here then. nobody will put out salt in the shops or anywhere and i am afraid to have a fall. it seems like you just can't win sometimes.

Allisonc78
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   Posted 7/11/2008 3:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Not to mention its hard to breath in the heat. I live in TX and there is constant heat and humidity. I try and stay in a/c all the time.

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   Posted 7/11/2008 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I also have the same problem.You live with it like it or not.Even with meds.I have the problem.........
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Joan M
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   Posted 7/20/2008 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
boy today was the limit in heat and humidity in the northeast. i took a nap after our church picnic (which was fun) because i am so tired.

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   Posted 7/20/2008 8:19 PM (GMT -6)   

 The same feeling comes over me.  Today, I was unstable on my feet.  I was tight in the chest and very tired all day out in the heat and humidity.  How do some of you handle this?

I keep getting the feeling that I am going to faint or pass out once the heat starts to get to me.


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thp636
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   Posted 7/22/2008 10:26 PM (GMT -6)   
You must be very careful on hot humid days and on bad air days. Sunday I went out in the early evening, thinking that would be safe. Unfortunately it hadn't cooled down enough yet and I had a severe attack. I wound up in the ER. I was not the only asthmatic there. 4 others were already there. The nurse that checked me in said that people had been coming in with breathing problems all day. I got off easy with just blood gas testing,xrays, oxygen and breathing treatments. After 7 hours, my O2 levels were acceptable and I was discharged.
I was surprised at how quickly I wound up in trouble with just moderate activity. The heat can jump up and bite you.

Be careful,
Tom

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   Posted 7/24/2008 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
i deal with it also. i live in virginia so it's hot a lot. so i can't go run a lot in the summer,spring or fall.

Joan M
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   Posted 7/25/2008 8:07 PM (GMT -6)   
it is important to rest often in the heat and drink LOTS of water. sorry you landed up in the ER, tom...what a drag. i find that swimming is the best for me especially during the heat. i do not walk in the heat or in the icey weather only during the breezy days of fall and spring. i also make sure to carry water with me on my short walks.

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   Posted 7/27/2008 12:40 AM (GMT 0)   
Most common believe is that certain condition is triggered by immediate exposure to outside elements whereas in most cases body reacts from the triggers which are generated indoor (indoor polution, mold), and than symptoms surface upon exposure to different elements such as heat, sun, pollen, etc. Our visit with new allergy doctor changed our lives. We left asthma in dust by changing our living environment; reducing drastically indoor pollutants and changing our diet. It worked for both my son and my husband. Last doctor's exam showed boost of their immune system to the level not seen for the longest time. Start from your home that makes you well or not well. My other child still gets sinus reactions every time she goes in our garage or basement, the only place we did not paint with Caliwel, which we will do next for sure. We carry out what we generate in house and than we put through the test and get surprised.

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   Posted 7/26/2008 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Carol@Lilly said...
Most common believe is that certain condition is triggered by immediate exposure to outside elements whereas in most cases body reacts from the triggers which are generated indoor (indoor polution, mold), and than symptoms surface upon exposure to different elements such as heat, sun, pollen, etc. Our visit with new allergy doctor changed our lives. We left asthma in dust by changing our living environment; reducing drastically indoor pollutants and changing our diet. It worked for both my son and my husband. Last doctor's exam showed boost of their immune system to the level not seen for the longest time. Start from your home that makes you well or not well. My other child still gets sinus reactions every time she goes in our garage or basement, the only place we did not paint with Caliwel, which we will do next for sure. We carry out what we generate in house and than we put through the test and get surprised.
Glad that worked for you but it didn't for me.  I get asthma bad in the summer and weezing gets worse in high-humidity.  This is a legit symptom of the body overreacting to something mundane.
 
BTW - Advair and Pulmicort rarely help the 'heat asthma' as I call it...

macrip3
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   Posted 7/27/2008 7:41 AM (GMT -6)   

  I have noticed I get symptoms even when I have a spell of Hiccups.  The humdity and heat really bad.  Can anyone else feel the tightness and inflammation when they place their hand on the chest?



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   Posted 7/27/2008 7:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I would like to welcome the new members I see who have joined while I have been trying to recover from a couple of different illnesses.  I'm not all the way there yet, but working real hard on it.
 
Welcome to HealingWell to Tom, Allison, Pins, Carol and deploy.  We learn so much from each other on this forum.  It's great to have you all with us.
 
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Joan M
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   Posted 7/28/2008 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
glad you are feeling a bit better carla....go slow and steady and soon you will be doing great!

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   Posted 7/28/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Joan.  That's what I am going to try to do.  I start water aerobics for the fibro tomorrow.  I appreciate you looking out for me.
 
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thp636
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   Posted 7/30/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what the weather is like elsewhere, but the long term forecast in Missouri call for triple digit heat early next week. Be very careful.

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   Posted 8/1/2008 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Mina, usually happens in the first few weeks as far as I am aware. My sister have great results and so as some of my friends and other members of my family. I know how the inhalers function and I am aware of many of the common complains, which is part through my personal research and my professional work. I will send you the link separately. My sincere hopes that it works for you.

Joan M
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   Posted 8/3/2008 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
carla i hope you like your aqua life half as much as i love mine. it is definitely the best part of my life now.

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   Posted 9/7/2008 7:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Ive had severe asthma for the past year and the heat and humidity makes it worse.  I have even had problems breathing to the point I want to pass out which my dr at the va has threatened to put me on a respirator for if it happens.  They have been trying to put me on that zolaire shot when I my asthma gets bad I always lose my voice.  I do security for Ford and I am so busy at times I cant afford to let it interfere with my job. 
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