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h2381
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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 7/7/2010 7:41 PM (GMT -6)   
 I have been dealing with asthma for about 2 yrs now, and i seem to have it under control, unless it is very hot and humid, or extreamly cold. i work in a factory and this can be a problem during the summer months, and i tend to miss work. I am currious about my symptoms, I do not have any weezing (which I hear is common), but I have trouble getting air in,  I try and take deep breaths to get air in and of course i can't. This leads to me becoming extreamly tired, light headed, I tend to have panic attacks & my throat tightens making it even more difficult to breath, i also notice that I yawn alot when I start to have trouble breathing. I have recently started getting migrains, and i am not one to get headaches. I take my symbicort regularly, and use my emergancy inhaler when i need to. However, sometimes it does not work-ususally when it is extreamly hot & humid.  and i am not always sure what to do when i have an attack.
 
I guess i was wondering if this is what it is like for everyone else?  does everyone experience it differently? And what do people do when they have an attack? What am I suppose to do? (My dr. was not very clear about these things) 
 
Thanks!! confused

couchtater
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   Posted 7/7/2010 9:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Go ahead and take your spray when you start to yawn, since you say that's your cue of an attack. Maybe it will head off an attack before it gets too bad. Discuss with your doctor about your allergy triggers. See if it's something you need to avoid or need extra medications for. If he's not willing to work with you on it find a pulmologist.

My cue is coughing very hard. I take Ventolin for emergencies and Advair for maintance. Sometimes I use an albuterol nubulizer for really bad times.

I take my emergency inhaler this way:
1. Shake container
2. remove cap
3. Place container close to mouth, aiming for back of throat
4. Blow all air out of lungs hard
5. Mash inhaler down as I breath in deeply
6. Hold breath and slowly exhale
7. Wait a minute and repeat one more time


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