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Jessibrown
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   Posted 7/9/2009 4:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everybody ,

I have been suffering from asthma for last 2 years and asthma really sucks. The other night, i couldn't seem to breathe right. My friend kept making me laugh a lot. i took too much of my inhaler, and got the shakes, and had a hard time sleeping.

Just thought i would share...most of the time my asthma is under control but it reared its ugly head in the last few days... Can anyone help me with useful tips and suggestions to keep asthma in control.

Jessibrown
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   Posted 7/9/2009 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

Thank you so much for your swift reply.Sorry to hear that you too are suffering from asthma. Help me with some useful tips and suggestions on asthma and I will also share the same with you.

couchtater
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   Posted 7/15/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had asthma off and on 20 years. Yes, it will rear it's ugly head at times. The most important thing is to get on a maintance medicine. Then see a pulmonologist on a regular bases. Mine watches me carefully for problems and gives me lung function tests on a steady bases. She has kept me limited to two-count them two yeah attacks a year.
 
Good luck!
Joy wink

couchtater
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   Posted 7/16/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I take Zyertec, Advair 250/50, and used to do Nasonex ( got sores so had to stop). These help me and I'm allergic to everything imaginable.
Joy

couchtater
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   Posted 7/19/2009 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I LOVE my Advair. I used to be on Asthmacort years ago, but was always have trouble. I've been on Advair for 6 years now. I've had no troubles with it.
Joy

Jessibrown
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   Posted 7/28/2009 5:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Joy,

Thank you so much for sharing such an interesting piece of information on Asthma medication. Even I am using Advair for last 2 years now and I don't have any issues. Also I visit pulmonologist on a regular bases and get advices from him. Share more tips and suggestions you come across so that it will be helpful for people like us to control our asthma.

Chartreux
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   Posted 8/16/2009 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
It's good you have a pulmonologist, but maybe it's time to consider going to an asthma/allergy clinic/doctor for a
follow up..sometimes our bodies need a break period from our medicines in which they just don't work as good
anymore, so maybe a new asthma medicine could help you...So go in to your doctor...
keep us posted as to how it goes for you...
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Jessibrown
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   Posted 8/18/2009 2:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Chartreux,

Thanks for your concern. You are right. If we take the similar medication for a long time, our body gets immune to that medicine and therefore it doesn’t work effectively. I consulted a doctor recently and he diagnosed my asthma level. He changed my medicines and at present my asthma is under control.
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naturman
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   Posted 8/18/2009 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi sorry to hear you are having problems with asthma. I have had asthma all my life and in the early days there where no inhalers. However now I use the preventertive inhaler, which I would hope your doctor will have given to you. You need to take that every day to ensure it builds up so that you do not need the other inhaler you take when you have an attack.

kind regards

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Jessibrown
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   Posted 8/19/2009 5:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey naturman,

It's really sad to hear that you don't have inhaler in early days. What medication you took those days to control your asthma?

Jessibrown
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   Posted 8/26/2009 4:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey All,

What kind of tests are conducted to diagnose asthma? Can anyone help me out?

Thanks for your help.

couchtater
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   Posted 9/5/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to a pulmonologist who had me sit in a small enclosure breathing in and out through a small tube. There were 5 different tests performed during that sitting. You get a little winded, but there's not much to it.

Joy

couchtater
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   Posted 9/7/2009 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I haven't heard of that. It will probably be alot easier test.

Joy

Jessibrown
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   Posted 9/16/2009 5:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey All,

I started taking advair a little over a week ago and I didn't like it at all. It made me feel dizzy and I have anxiety disorder with panic attacks so when I heard about advair causing sudden death in some asthmatics it made me very nervous. My doctor gave me singular and I don't start it until tonight. Is anyone else taking singular? Just wanting to know if others have taken advair or singular and what side effects it gave them

Jessibrown
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   Posted 9/24/2009 6:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey All,

I asked my allergist about taking Advair, and she replied that the warning was misleading -- she said that the deaths occurred in a few patients taking a long-acting bronchodilator (like Salmeterol, which is in Advair) "unopposed" by an anti-inflammatory (the steroid component included in Advair). My mind was eased somewhat, although it seems you see "life-threatening" warnings like this on just about every new drug they introduce these days.

Hope this information is helpful to all of you.

couchtater
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   Posted 9/26/2009 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I think there is a risk for everything in life.

I've been on Advair for 5 years now and have had no trouble.
I've done singular but it didn't seem to help me.

Joy

Jessibrown
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   Posted 9/29/2009 4:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Couchlater,

Thanks for the information. Found it helpful.

Jessibrown
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   Posted 10/5/2009 5:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey All,

Check this link..........

http://utdol.com/patients/content/topic.do?topicKey=~P33aJ4TN8/xTf&selectedTitle=37~66&source=search_result

Wellness Gal
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   Posted 10/27/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

I have had allergic asthma now for over 20 years. The most important thing to do is to rid your home of all of the toxic chemicals. I know that household cleaners, laundry detergents, perfumes, etc. flare up my asthma. I started using these great products that are totally toxin free. I also make sure that my immune system is at its best by taking antioxidants too. I've also rid my body of excessive sugars. Sugars break down your immune system and then your body's natural defenses are weakened. If you are interested in learning more about how to rid your home of these toxins try going to this web site. http://www.ahealthcafe.com/karennyland. I have felt so much better since I'm not breathing in all of these poisons. I hope this helps.

Wellness Gal.

Jessibrown
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   Posted 10/29/2009 3:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Wellness Gal,

Thanks for the information. Found it helpful. Came across this link on my asthma research. Just take a look at it. It's very informative and helpful.

http://www.apieron.com/asthma-information-downloads/Exhaled-Nitric-Oxide-Resource-Kit.pdf

Jessibrown
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   Posted 11/9/2009 7:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey All,

Came across this link on web. Found it informative and helpful.

http://bx.businessweek.com/medical-devices/view?url=http%3A%2F%2Fblue.regence.com%2Ftrgmedpol%2Fmedicine%2Fmed108.html

Jessibrown
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   Posted 11/17/2009 6:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey All.

Women With Asthma Feel Worse

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/170444.php

Jessibrown
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   Posted 11/24/2009 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey All,

Check this out.......

http://www.nationaljewish.org/about/mediacenter/pressreleases/2009/unique-features-of-asthma-in-women.aspx

Jessibrown
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   Posted 12/3/2009 5:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey All,

Came across this link on web. Found it helpful. Just take a look at it.

http://asthma.about.com/b/2009/08/22/carefirst-bluecross-blueshield-exhaled-nitric-oxide-medically-necessary.htm

Jessibrown
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   Posted 1/12/2010 4:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey All,

Check this link. Found it informative and helpful.

http://www.myasthma.net/blog/A-new-noninvasive-asthma-management-tool-acts-like-a-window-into-the-bronchial-tubes
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