asthma and talking

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Aurora60
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   Posted 7/27/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope this doesn't sound too strange but when I am suffering from asthma I have a hard time talking for any period of time.  The more I talk the tighter my chest gets and my breathing becomes difficult.  Is this something that is just a problem for me or do others have this happen to them?  It makes for difficulty in social situations when you know you can't talk much. I feel like a bump on a log. Is it because I am trying to breathe harder when I talk and then my lungs close up?  Any advice is greatly appreciated.
 
Aurora

couchtater
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   Posted 7/27/2009 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
HMMMMM. Do you have COPD? My friend has it and she loses her breath while talking. Just a thought.
Joy

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   Posted 7/27/2009 3:57 PM (GMT -6)   
when my asthma flairs I get Hoarseness and sometimes loss my voise but not usually for
very long, try warm salt water gargles to see if they help! along with trying warm liquids
other than coffee, teas can help...
good luck too you...
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Aurora60
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   Posted 7/27/2009 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Thanks Joy and Chartreaux. I do not have COPD, just asthma.  I do get hoarse and always seem to have phlegm to cough up.  I will try the hot liquids.  I do drink hot tea with honey and that helps the hoarsness but I don't know why I tighten up when I talk. Maybe I am just getting too rattled over the conversation. I don't ever drink coffee but will also try warm milk.

Aurora


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 7/27/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I have problems getting enough air to talk too.....
SnowyLynne


Stari
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   Posted 7/27/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Me too I can't get enough air in the lungs to talk. I have to conduct meetings that can be 1 to 2 hours long and do most of the talking. At times I have had to ask someone to read the material instead of me. The only relief I get is when I drink water, lots of water.

Aurora do you take a preventative medication?

Stari
 


Aurora60
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   Posted 7/27/2009 7:58 PM (GMT -6)   

Stari, I am on symbicort for maintenance, albuterol as needed, pulmicort for a short time now and have prednisone when I get a bad attack.  I also take zyrtec for allergies.  I tried singulair but it didn't help me at all. The problems with talking come from when I get upset about something and then I don't remain calm and my chest tightens up.  Key to my issue is staying calm which is very hard for me to do.

Aurora


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   Posted 7/28/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
yep keeping calm can be very hard..

Hope your improving Aurora...
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couchtater
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   Posted 7/28/2009 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have Gerd? confused
It could do like it does for me: flares up, spills over and affect your lungs. mad
If you have "silent GERD" you always feel like gunk is in your throat. shakehead
You cough up sticky phlem and you have no wheeze in your lungs. Asthma meds seldom seem to help. cry
Sometimes in the mornings your mouth tastes just plain nasty! devil
You tongue has a coating on it that doesn't seem to go away even with brushing.
 
Think about it.
 
Joy yeah
 

thp636
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   Posted 7/28/2009 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a lot of trouble with talking for any period of time. I have cough variant asthma and talking just seems to irritate my airways so much that I begin coughing severely. Like you, I am on symbicort, and I try to keep my conversations short. I have a pulmonologist, an asthma specialist at the local university and I have seen an ENT doc. After 2 years it seems that this is as good as it gets.
I am also on zyflo CR, protonix, zyrtec, and nasonex as well as rescue meds when needed. It just seems to be something I have to live with. On the plus side, people think that I'm a marvelous listener now.

Tom

Aurora60
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   Posted 7/30/2009 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   

Tom. don't feel bad about not tallking much.  Everyone loves a good listener.  Since my bad asthma attack a few weeks ago I have improved greatly.  I am off prednisone but still using a pulmicort inhaler which is a powder.  I never feel like I have inhaled it but it must be working because I am better and not hoarse and can talk again. You might want to question your pulmonologist further because I have done so much better, in fact feel very clear when it is not allergy season.  It is possible to get back to normal but your dr would have to determine what is the proper treatment.  Wishing you the best.

Aurora

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