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Godschick
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   Posted 6/15/2009 2:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I am New to this....
Ok My Name is Sarah.......
Since I was a child every single winter I get an asthmay/barky/wintery cough....
I turned 20 last year in november.
Well last year on the 2nd of feb I started working as a check-out-chick at a supermarket.
Last year durning winter I got my cough lots of people asked me if I had asthma and have I been checked out.
I said to them I have not been checked out and I don't know......
They said i should get checked out...
I said to the people that i would when I got money out....
Winter went away and Spring came... I get hayfever in Spring and last year in spring I got my cough agian....
And the same people asked me the same question. And I gave them the same answers....
I thought to Myself weather God was wanting me to get checked out...
I would have a lot of coughing fits where my head will just spin around.....
And So last year at the end of october/beigining of November I went to the doctors and got dagugednosed with Mild asthma...
So now I have a blue inhaler and a brown inhaler....
I havn't told much people.... and when I need to use my inhalers I don't like taking it infront of people incase anyone makes fun of me...
Have you got any ideas or useful information...
I am a christian and I don't know why God has let me get Asthma..
From Sarah

Godschick
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   Posted 6/15/2009 5:15 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Shuvvykins...
I have been bullied since i was 5 years of age.... that is Why I am nervous of taking it in front of people....
Are you a christian??
From Sarah

Godschick
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   Posted 6/18/2009 5:03 AM (GMT -6)   
My asthma plays up when " I am Tired, with the cold weather, the smog, with smoke from bonefires and house fires, some deortanens, dancing or doing physicall things, being around people who smoke, when I have colds and escpesilly when I am stressed."
I sometimes get stressed at work..
From Sarah..

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 6/18/2009 3:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Philipians 4:13 "I can do everything through Him who gives me strength." You need to use your inhallers when you have trouble. When you have an attack You DO NOT have enough oxygen and it CAN lead to death. I tell you this because I care. I was like you. I knew I was having an attack, my inhaler wasnt working, I was on a city bus. I dragged myself onto the bus to go to the Hospital. I started blacking out on the bus that goes to the hospital. I knew another one was coming, I was going to pass out and it wasnt going to be good. God watched over me that night. I stumbled into the ER and a guy in scrubs was there. He looked at me and asked if I needed help. God sent him to ask me I swear. I Handed him my inhaler then I blacked out. I am not sure how things went, but I think he caught me (and he was cute uggg). All I know is by the time I came to he was gone, I was in a wheelchair, vitals were already being done at same time by more than one nurse and oxygen was on me. WHen they semi stabilized me they took me to the room and respitory was already there. I was told if I came in 30 minutes later, I would of died and they could not do anything about it cause of how far gone I was. Please dont let it get as bad as I did. I made a mistake, and I share the story so others can realize gambling with asthma is gambling with life.
 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days


Godschick
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   Posted 6/19/2009 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Yea when I have a asthma turn My cough sounds barky and I cant stop coughing and my head spins....
Then I have to use my brown inhaler...
I know that bible verse...
From Sarah

Stari
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   Posted 6/22/2009 9:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Ah come on Sarah, are you really thinking that God let you get asthma?
Look around you how much air pollution do you see or smell? Everything we use is a spray created by man.
Did God create perfume...no man did and i hate it so when I smell a lady before I see her..

But thinking about it it would be easier for me to blame God for my partially blindness, asthma and fibro. But in reality I was born partially blind, my asthma was triggered by a major upper respiratory infection. And the fibro was caused by a stupid, ignorant B!!!!who was talking on the phone and reared ended me going 45mph

But at least my God has allowed me to live and gained from these things.
DX:  Asthma   Fibromyalgia   Partially Blind


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 6/24/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm glad that I passed out in some guys arms that was wearing scrubs! Talk about a fast admit! I think because of how many were around me that they paged a code blue on me. I know they used smelling salts to wake me up. I was that out...I managed to be in a wheelchair, team around me, a nurse for each vital going on, and oxygen being put on. I'm also thankful God watched over me and that I handed the inhaler to the guy right before I passed out. I'm thinking they looked at the inhaler, figured out asthma and went into code blue. All I remember is nurses and doctors around me in a wheelchair smelling salts in a nurses hand. another nurse doing blood pressure, another doing pulse, and another doing oxygen. As soon as I woke up, they whisked me into a room close to the nurses station and it had cameras in there, the critical rooms you know. Respitory was waiting there, they shoved the peace pipe in my mouth as I was on oxygen with my nose. Took a double shot on the peace pipe (ohh nebulizer) and then I was fine. Then I got yelled at, of course after I was normal. I just dont wantt o go through that again

If you cough a lot, use the inhaler. Coughing is a trigger for me.
 
Smurfy Shadow/Desirèe 
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications:  Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops  PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days


Chartreux
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   Posted 7/3/2009 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Please when you need to use your inhalers, please use them, it's a medicine to help you.
I use mine out in public when I need to as it would be better than being in the
emergency room. cold air and smoke will usually trigger my asthma as well,
ask your doctor about how to use these inhalers properly..
You got lucky to make it thru last winter...
Hope this helps and lots of soft hugz...
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yeovandZ
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   Posted 7/8/2009 3:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone I'm new to this community....,,I want to know if what are the symptoms of having nickel allergy,,...what are the sources of having this kind of allergy..
Thanks..



Post Edited By Moderator (Red_34) : 7/15/2009 6:21:27 AM (GMT-6)


Jessibrown
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   Posted 7/10/2009 4:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey yeovandZ,

I am also new to this Forum and I'm really glad to be a part of this as I can get many helpful informations related to asthma. I am an asthma patient and I can really understand the consequences of this nasty disease. Asthma really sucks. I started researching on asthma so that I can learn more about asthma and also share information with people so that it's helpful for everyone suffering from asthma. During my research I came across the nickel allergy which you have asked.

Nickel allergy is one of the most common causes of allergic contact dermatitis — an itchy rash that appears when your skin touches a normally harmless substance.

Nickel allergy is commonly associated with earrings and jewelry for other body piercings. But nickel can be found in many everyday items — from coins to necklace clasps, from watchbands to eyeglass frames.

Nickel allergy can affect people of all ages. You may develop nickel allergy after a single exposure to nickel or after repeated or prolonged exposure. Treatments can reduce the symptoms of nickel allergy. Once you develop nickel allergy, however, you will always be sensitive to the metal and should avoid contact.

If you have nickel allergy, an allergic reaction usually begins within 12 to 48 hours after exposure to a nickel-containing item and may persist for two to four weeks. The features of contact dermatitis usually appear only where your skin came into contact with nickel, but they may appear elsewhere on your body. Signs and symptoms of contact dermatitis caused by a nickel allergy include:

* Rash or bumps on the skin
* Itching, which may be severe
* Redness or changes in skin color
* Dry patches of skin that may resemble a burn
* Blisters and draining fluid in severe cases

Sweating at the point of contact with nickel may worsen the symptoms.

An Excerpt from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nickel-allergy/ds00826/dsection=symptoms

Jessibrown
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   Posted 7/10/2009 4:31 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sarah,

I am new to this Forum and I read all your posts in this Forum. There are so many people in this world suffering from asthma and don't feel low that you are the only person suffering from it. Even I have asthma and I know that asthma really sucks. But with proper medication you can manage asthma better. I've discovered that certain vitamin and mineral supplements have help me over the years. And, eating a healthy diet also helps. Years ago I was a junk food junkie and sick all the time. Each day I look for ways to improve my health---------I'll always have asthma but I believe with a healthy body I'll be able to handle this disease a little better.

Godschick
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   Posted 7/15/2009 4:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow......
hEY Jessie.... I like eating junk food as well....
It is so amazing that there are so many people here that are so encograging and helpful to me....
Thank you so much.....
My asthma cough as been playing up so mum has told me to take my inhalers......
I thank God for you all....
It is like we are in the same boat togeather...
From Sarah
((((((((HUGS)))))))

couchtater
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   Posted 7/15/2009 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had seasonal since I was 18 (I'm 41). sad Six years ago I started having trouble year round. I went to a specialist who started me on Advair. yeah YEAH!!!! I am now limited to two attacks a year yeah . They are whoppers though, Stronger doses of steroids, nebulizer, and shots! smhair
Don't worry about letting others know you have Asthma and that you use an inhaler. Many people I have come across after asking a couple of questions seem fine. confused Some even apologize for their colognes causing my attack and move away from me for my comfort.
 
You can't blame God or Satan for a problem caused by weak genes and sorry environment. nono He told us to take care of the Earth, but we seem to be doing a sorry job lately.
 
Hang in there, my mother had asthma for 40 years then suddenly it stopped. She hadn't needed Meds for 32 years now wink .
 
Joy
 
 
Asthma, GERD, Hypothroidism, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Sleep apnea, Glaucoma, Multiple Drug allergies, and allergic to everything.
 
"I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every moment of it."
 

Jessibrown
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   Posted 7/28/2009 6:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sarah,

How'z your cough now? Feeling better? Very true, all of us are sailing in the same boat :)
Let's not lose our heart. This is nothing. There are so many people on this earth who's suffering more than us. Compared to them we should thank god that we are able to manage with our asthma.
Let's share more tips and suggestions to bring our asthma in control. Even I am suffering from cough for last one week. That's the reason why I could not reply to your post immediately. But I'm feeling better now. Thank God :)

Godschick
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   Posted 9/15/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jessibrown
Well My cough is bad as I have larinjities at the moment so I am taking my inhalers still....
I went up to Auckland for a christian confrences called sistas and for a holiday... I brought my inhalers with me up to Auckland...
I did a bit of coughing up there too.....
Well hope you are doing well.
God bless from Sarah.

couchtater
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   Posted 9/16/2009 6:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Sarah, do you have alot of heartburn?
My asthma is irritated by my acid reflux. I have severe GERD and acid spills over into my lungs causing asthma and laryngitis.
My main symtom is a cough that won't go away even if I use my inhaler, nebulizer, or steroid pill.
I have a nasty taste in my mouth most of the time and several cavities filled due to acid eating up my teeth.
It's just a thought... but if this sounds like you please get checked by a GI.

Joy

Godschick
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   Posted 9/18/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Joy.
No I don't have hartburn, never have had hartburn before.
I still have not much voice and my cough.
From Sarah.

Godschick
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   Posted 9/22/2009 2:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey ok that is intersting to know.....
Thanks...
From Sarah

Jessibrown
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   Posted 10/6/2009 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sarah,

How'z your asthma. My Asthma is under control now.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/asthma-treatment/AS00011

markyirish09
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   Posted 10/9/2009 1:45 PM (GMT -6)   
hi sarch i have asthma when i was 3 years of age just in thursday have a very bad attack and off to hosptal and i tryed useing my inhalers did not work was in hosptel over nite still in shock after it bk at home now from mark

Jessibrown
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   Posted 10/13/2009 2:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Mark,

Sorry to hear that you had an attack. How are you feeling now?

Godschick
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   Posted 11/18/2009 9:24 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey my asthma is ok at the moment.......

Except for yestorday at dancing.... My thort was a bit tight and I was just about going to use my blue inhaler but I decied to have a drink of my water first...... and my water helped....

I am still taking my brown inhaler and I am still carrying them arround with me where ever I go.....

about 1 month ago I went up to wellington for a dance revison camp and we went over some of the old dances and lernt about 9 new dances......

I brought my inhalers with me when I went up to wellington.... I had to use my blue inhaler once when I was at the dance camp......

My friend gave me one of her peak flows to keep so I can keep an eye on my breathing......

Well I am going to go now....

Love Sarah


Jessibrown
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   Posted 11/19/2009 4:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Sarah,

Nice to hear that your asthma is under control. Even I was prescribed a brown inhaler and a blue inhaler and instructed to the use brown inhaler daily, morning and night, 2 puffs each time and to use the blue inhaler when needed. Take Care.

http://www.asthma.org.uk/all_about_asthma/medicines_treatments/preventer.html

Godschick
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   Posted 11/24/2009 3:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jessiebrown...
 That is the same with my inhalers....
Yea it is good at the moment...
I have got bad hayfever at the moment...
 
Love Sarah(Birthday girl 2morrow, new Zealand date)
 

couchtater
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   Posted 11/26/2009 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Happy birthday, Sarah!

Joy
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