mystery asthma only at night

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CrazyHarry
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   Posted 11/16/2009 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
i was curious if anybody suffers from this or knows about this. i only get asthma at night, sometimes slight other times so bad i cannot sleep cos my bronchial tubes are so constricted i can hardly breathe. i dont want to be a slave to an inhaler as imho that only treats a symptom and not the cause. i have noticed that on occasion coffee or wormwood/black walnut extract help if i take it before bed when i feel my chest tightening. i've seen a naturopath and had breathing treatments done which helped alleviate the severity of the asthma, but did not make it go away. quercitin did not help either. when i have a bad case of it during the night, the next morning i am constantly blowing my nose. no cough or head cold symptoms, just a severe runny nose for a few hours.

so did i inhale something that got deep into my lungs that causes me problems only at night? could this be a mold/fungus? should i have a mold inspection at my house? and it is not only when i sleep at my place - other peoples houses, hotels, camping, etc. and like i said, sometimes it is bad, sometimes mild. i've had a course of antibiotics and used collodial silver in case it was bacterial but since it did not go away i doubt it was bacterial in nature/cause.

i am fine during physical activity (weight training, surfing, tai chi, walks); however i am not a runner or cyclist so i do not know if it would appear if i did some heavy aerobic activity (i keep my exercise to anaerobic).

any help or suggestions would be great. i am at a total loss and so are my doctors.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


couchtater
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   Posted 11/16/2009 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have GERD? Could acid be back flowing into your sinuses and lungs?
Just a suggestion.

Joy
Health problems: sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, GERD, glaucoma, OA, environmental, food, and drug allergies, asthma, high cholesterol, pre-diabetic
Medications:Nexium 2X a day, 300mg Zantac, K-Dur, Lasix 2X a day, Zyrtec, Zocor, Lumigan, fish oil, B12, Substex, calcium + D, Advair, Albuteral, nebulizer
 
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CrazyHarry
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   Posted 11/16/2009 10:15 PM (GMT -7)   
nope - no GERD. i would think with GERD i'd be tasting something or having a burning in my throat. this is a tightness in the lungs/chest accompanied with a lot of wheezing making deep breathing impossible.
Crazy Harry

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Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


couchtater
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   Posted 11/17/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
There must be an allergen that is with you only at night that you take with you when you go places. Pillow? Certain PJs? Something you put on you at night? Night cream? Lotion?

Joy
Health problems: sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, GERD, glaucoma, OA, environmental, food, and drug allergies, asthma, high cholesterol, pre-diabetic
Medications:Nexium 2X a day, 300mg Zantac, K-Dur, Lasix 2X a day, Zyrtec, Zocor, Lumigan, fish oil, B12, Substex, calcium + D, Advair, Albuteral, nebulizer
 
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!
 
 


CrazyHarry
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   Posted 11/17/2009 9:05 PM (GMT -7)   
that is what i was thinking too, but those things havent changed in years. all i can think of is mold in my house or i have a deep lung infection of some sort. the last 2 nights i had no problems and slept well. that was nice. i hope get more of those.
Crazy Harry

---------------------------------------------
Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07


couchtater
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   Posted 11/18/2009 4:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Mold growth could be it.

Joy
Health problems: sleep apnea, hypothyroidism, GERD, glaucoma, OA, environmental, food, and drug allergies, asthma, high cholesterol, pre-diabetic
Medications:Nexium 2X a day, 300mg Zantac, K-Dur, Lasix 2X a day, Zyrtec, Zocor, Lumigan, fish oil, B12, Substex, calcium + D, Advair, Albuteral, nebulizer
 
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it!
 
 


Wotan
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   Posted 12/2/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Coughing at night is a classic symptom of .."Cough Variant Asthma"-!

Ever had that looked into? Robert

~Bethany~
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   Posted 12/5/2009 4:30 PM (GMT -7)   
if u have allergies, it can cause the attacks too... i get attacks at night due to cold air and allergies... you can maybe try a humidifier... it has helped me....

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 12/7/2009 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
See a pulmonologist, and get a referral for a sleep study and an allergest. It could be allergies, sleep apena, sinus, etc. Only way to track down your mystery is doing tests. A sleep study is odd. But worth it. You sleep with a ton of wires on you and goo in your hair. But it tells you if you cant get enough oxygen when your sleeping. Sometimes it can be mistaken as "night asthma"
 
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couchtater
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   Posted 12/8/2009 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah, I went through the sleep apnea test twice. I felt like I didn't sleep at all, but it was enough for them to know I would stop breathing every 2 minutes.
I had wires two places on my upper chest, one on my diaphgram, and one on each calf. They then glued wires all over my head and face. They put two monitors under my nose, a pulse OX on my finger, followed by a belt with more wires around my upper chest, and one around my lower chest. I looked wired for sound. :)
They then told me to get a good night sleep. :P

Good luck!

Joy

SnowyLynne
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   Posted 12/8/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Nights were alway the worst for me then be all choked up in the am......
SnowyLynne

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