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markyirish09
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   Posted 10/9/2009 11:38 AM (GMT -7)   
hi guys just new to this had a asthma attack and very bad on just want to no how what age anyone have it

Chartreux
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   Posted 10/9/2009 2:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Nice to meet you markyirish09...
I've had Asthma all my life and the cold air up North is a big trigger for me..living in the South has help...
Try to find a good Asthma/Allergy doctor to figure out what happened, for now...The medicines to
treat asthma now are amazing...
soft hugz
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couchtater
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   Posted 10/9/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   
My first asthma attack was when I turned 19. I'm now 41. Mine became terrible about 9 years ago and had to go on year round meds.

Joy

ROXYCHIC07
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   Posted 11/16/2009 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
i have had asthma since i was a baby and it didn't really bother me again until i recently turned 20 and my b/f started smoking around me. i thought my asthma went away seeing as i have had no problems in along time.

Jessibrown
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   Posted 11/19/2009 2:40 AM (GMT -7)   
I came to know about my asthma one year back. My asthma gets worse when I feel stressed. I start wheezing heavily and my breathing starts to get labored. For many days I battled with inhalers, telling myself I could control it. Recently, I haven’t been able to. And more recently, it’s gotten really bad – again. Last week, I got a new inhaler – that’s three in total. This new one gives me palpitations for about 4-5 hours after I take it. I start shaking on the inside and then it reaches my extremities and continues. It’s pretty freaky.

couchtater
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   Posted 11/19/2009 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I know what you mean. My nubulizer makes me shake for about an hour.

Joy

Jessibrown
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   Posted 11/24/2009 3:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Couchtater,

Thanks for the information. What kind of tests are conducted to diagnose asthma? Can anyone help me out?

Zarathustra
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   Posted 11/24/2009 3:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I had my first attack last weekend, aged 32, which came as quite a surprise. All my muscles when into an extreme spasm too as if breathing wasn't already tough enough to control. I now have an inhaler to try for a fortnight, and whilst I'm turning it and inhaling it as I should, it feels like I'm sucking on air. Should there be a small residual taste when you inhale?
Sorry to hear you're suffering a similar fate. I don't know if these attacks can be a one off. I do sympathise with people who suffer on a regular basis.

Lexilou
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   Posted 11/24/2009 10:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my first attacks at 16. I'm 26 now. My asthma has changed a lot in that time. When I fist had it I'd wake up at night with my airway completely blocked. But for years I've just been coughing with no sign of anything so life threatening.

couchtater
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   Posted 11/26/2009 12:03 PM (GMT -7)   
My doctor diagnosed me with asthma with a breathing test, questions, and listening to my lungs.

Joy

Wotan
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   Posted 11/27/2009 6:57 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  Hi Everyone--In an effort to get as much help as possible with my question-I am re-posting my question.....on this thread...as it also deals with Asthma!  Thanks for your help--Robert wink  
 
Posted Today 7:51 PM (GMT -7)    VIEW IMAGEVIEW IMAGE
confused  This coming Thursday--Have to take the "Methacholine challenge" test--my pulmonary Dr suspects (as I suggested)--I MAY have CVA  "Cough Variant Asthma"-! rolleyes
NO "wheezing"...no 'chest tightness"...or any broncospasm...JUST a dry..non productive..tiring ...cough! confused
 
I JUST got over the flu 2 weeks ago--& this cough is still here!   (The cough syrup w codeine helps)--BUT...after researching CVA,,....& its causes & treatment--(it is basically an over sensitive bronchial tree...& an inflammation of bronchi)---I JUST want to treat the .."inflammation"...(steroid inhaler...like Advair ...asmacort etc...NOTHING.,..I mean i want NOTHING to do with ANY of these..."broncodilators!") nono
 
I suffer from frequent.."bouts"...of SVT.....irregular heartbeats etc...& ALL these broncodilators....have these as "possible side effects"- skull    I have enough of a problem controlling these irregular heatbeats..I'll be darned------------------IF i take ANYTHING.....that even remotely COULD...bring them on! mad
 
This Cough Variant asthma-----I've had..."attacks"...of it..FIRST time...in early 1970s.....had a "bad bout "..in 1982..& a very bad one in 1992..(lasted for..like 4 months!)--BUT---see how long..I can go BETWEEN...."bouts"? 
 
I just wanna get this inflammation down-----& have my body heal itself!  I don't mind taking an 'anti-allergy" med..like Zyrtec...etc....& again.....a steroid.....But NO.."broncodilitors"...with their "POSSIBLE serious cardiovascular"....side effects!
 
I ASK---for some...ADVICE!    Any people out there have "cough variant asthma"?  IF so.......have you gotten it 'under control'...with a minimum of meds..(Like a "steroid inhaler"...& antihistamine?  Please---let me know----- :-) -----------ALSO...is the .."Methacholine challenge",....difficult?  I won't.."choke"...or anything...will I? sad  
 Also----my wife getting me for Christmas......an AIR PURIFIER..(HEPA filter.....removes dust...pollen...etc)-- :-)     btw...What is a "good one"-!?
 
-Thanks to EVERYONE!   You have NO idea of what a great sense of...."strength...hope & encouragment...you've been!  yeah I believe we patients MUST be..our own advocates!-------------------Looking forward to hearing from all of you with CVA.......& your experiences with it...& meds! Thanks--regards...Robert....(Hoping you all had a nice Thanksgiving)-- cool

phoozah
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   Posted 11/29/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I remember being given a test when I was young to see what I was allergic to. They removed small circles of skin and put allergens on the circles to see what I would react to. Now they can do a simple blood test that see back 90 days at what your body has reacted to. Like dust, pollen, DANDER, and all other allergens. Everyone here should seek to get this test to be treated correctly. I have suffered with asthma all my life, 43 years. Some things I have noticed some asthmatics have pets and deny that the pet is the problem or smoke and deny ciggarettes are causing a problem. I have gotten the biggest help for my problem by exercising. I jog 10-12 miles a week on treadmill or outside. I must use a rescue inhaler BEFORE I run so as not to have exercised induced asthma attack. I no longer have daily problem, like waking up at night with an attack, or waking up in the morning with an attack. I just cant be around furry pets with lots of DANDER. The misconception about pets is that the hair or skin is the problem. Its actually a protein made from the pets saliva or urine. DANDER is a microparticle that i am allergic to. GET TESTED for what you are allergic to.

couchtater
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   Posted 11/29/2009 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes! I've gone through testing. I responded to everything he tested on me except the beech tree.

Joy

Jessibrown
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   Posted 12/2/2009 5:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey All,

Thanks for your information. Recently I have come across a new test called eNO test which is used to monitor asthma level in patients. I just need to know whether this test is helpful in monitoring asthma and also wish to know if this test has been used frequently by physicians to monitor the asthma level of patients. Can you get some information about this.

Jessi

couchtater
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   Posted 12/2/2009 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I haven't heard of the eNO test. If my allergist does it he hasn't used it on me. I just blow out virtural candles on a computer screen. If I can't blow them out my asthma is messing up.

Joy

Jessibrown
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   Posted 12/3/2009 3:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Joy,

Thanks for your swift reply. Even I have not come across eNO test so far. I am doing a research on asthma and hence I came to know about eNO test which is quiet interesting. Also I came to know that, the largest health care insurer in the Mid-Atlantic has adopted a policy stating that measurement of exhaled nitric oxide is considered medically necessary in the management of asthma patients. After that I was interested so much in investigating about this eNO test and I wish to gather more information on this. I am also planning to talk to my doctor about eNO. If you come across any information on eNO test and about the devices which is used for eNO measurement, please do let me know.

Check out this link......

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

Thanks in advance for your help.

Jessi

sitco24
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   Posted 12/3/2009 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Please read the forum rules on posting. We do not give medical advice on this forum, only support and to share our personal experience.

Post Edited By Moderator (Chutz) : 12/4/2009 10:07:48 AM (GMT-7)


Jessibrown
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   Posted 12/7/2009 3:26 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry if I have posted something against the Forum rules. I didn't ask for any medical advice. I have just requested Joy to share with me if he come across any information about the eNO test. Because I am researching on asthma and I came across this eNO test which sounds interesting. After reading few articles about eNO I thought that eNO measurement helps in improving asthma control. That's why I have posted about eNO in this Forum so that it's helpful for all asthma patients.

Regards,
Jessi

Jessibrown
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 12/11/2009 1:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey All,

Came across a medical Journal (Primary Care Respiratory Journal - 2009 ) which states that using a device which monitors eNO such as NIOX MINO analyser had frequent technical failures and significant sensor inaccuracy issues causing the researcher to apply a manual correction factor and/or rely on the expensive NIOX lab instrument as a backup.

Doesn't this device sounds cumbersome to use it?

Jessibrown
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 12/14/2009 2:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey All,

Came across this link on web. I hope it is of some use.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/22/asthma-problems-linked-with-weather-changes/?hp

Jessibrown
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 12/16/2009 6:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey All,

How'z your asthma? Is it under control?
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