Trying to understand asthma

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scottish-smurf
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   Posted 7/4/2005 7:57 AM (GMT -7)   

Hiya, I'm new to this and new to asthma..

I cannot get the hang of things yet but like every thing I just have to get on with it I know but it’s so hard as some of yous will know..

I feel very panicky all the time and when my 2 kids start to go wild I start to get panicky all the time I cant seem to get things under control, I'm also pregnant with my thred child which I do not think is helping my anxiety plus this bad pollen we have been having..

Can anyone give me any tips on how to try and chill my self out a bit so I do not take so many panic attacks and have to take my inhalers so much?

Please and thanks

Nicola


NicholsTears
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   Posted 7/4/2005 8:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello and welcome to Healing Well! It sounds like you have the same thing as me. Are you claustrophobic by any chance? I am and that helps trigger anxiety attacks. Also, when you have one, do you get dizzy, short of breath, and/or do your limbs start to get shaky? That happens to me when I am around alot of people or when I get nervous. I also get like that when I do exercising too. What I do is sit down somewhere and take deep breaths. Usually after about 5 or 10 mins. tops, the feeling goes away. I hope this helps you!!
 
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scottish-smurf
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   Posted 7/4/2005 8:08 AM (GMT -7)   

Hiya and thank you for the welcome.

Yeas to all that you have just said I have never in my life been claustrophobic

Till about 5mounth ago which I think triggered of my asthma in the first place.


Nicola


Teri16
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   Posted 7/4/2005 11:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and Welcome to HealingWell, Nicola!! yeah
 
There is some corrolation between anxiety and asthma and I'd started a post re that somewhere here tongue ~ Especially in younger people.
 
" Individuals with asthma appear to have an increased risk of developing panic disorder, and the presence of panic disorder predicts subsequent asthma activity, according to a new report."
 
SOURCE: American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, June 2005.
 
I'm glad you've found us and I hope we can help!!  tongue Do your children have allergies as well?
 
We also have an Anxiety - Panic Disorder Forum here on HW that you might want to check out as well!!  As a member, you are entitled to use all the forums here, so remember to take advantage of it!
 
My Best Wishes to you, Hugs, Teri tongue
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   Posted 7/4/2005 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi NicholsTears!! tongue
 
Are you doing anthing special today?!  I'm going into the Pet Shop that I volunteer at and work with the exotic birds - though, I do seem to have enough of them here at home with me! lol
 
I have cockatiels and now a baby cockatoo called Baby Too!! tongue
 
We celebrated my son's 31st BD yesterday, so it seemed more like the holiday was yesterday to me!!  I'm still fighting my asthma and see a pulmonologist tomorrow for it!
 
Have a great day, Hugs, Teri tongue
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   Posted 7/5/2005 9:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Nicola, hoping today finds you feeling a little better...Hugs, Teri :)
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SnowyLynne
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   Posted 7/6/2005 1:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I was born with Asthma.I learned as a child NOT to panic when I had trouble breathing.I still do not panic,& use my inhaler as I'm supposed to.
SnowyLynne


Teri16
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   Posted 7/6/2005 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi SnowyLynne!! tongue
 
You were sure one of the unlucky ones - my daughter's allergies started at birth too, along with asthma...you could hear her wheezing as she slept.  sad
 
How are you doing now?  Please stop back by and keep me updated!! yeah
 
Hugs, tongue Teri
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cathyj714
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   Posted 7/6/2005 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   

 

Hi Scottish Smurf,

Were you diagnosed with asthma? Have you always had it, or just recently diagnosed with this pregnancy? Are you having shortness of breath with the panic attacks, or prior to? You say you are using an inhaler. Are you using Albuterol? If you are, make sure you have a spacer to go along with it. It provides a space so you get more of your medication in your lungs instead of depositing in your mouth or going out in the air. You should wait 1 minute between puffs. This allows the first puff to start working and the 2nd can deposit deeper in your lungs. If you are taking an inhaler that is a streriod,(steriods reduce the inflamation on the lung tissue) make sure you rinse your mouth after. If you don't, you can get mouth sores or thrush. Remember don't abuse your inhaler. If it is not helping, and you can't breathe, see your doctor, or go to the hospital. 

Hope this helps tongue

 

cathyj


SnowyLynne
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   Posted 7/6/2005 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm doing fine.
SnowyLynne


Teri16
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   Posted 7/6/2005 4:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Cathy, thanks for that info! - you are right on! yeah When I was using another med. besides my Advair Discus, I started using the spacer - and it did work a lot better!
 
Thanks for the reminder.
 
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   Posted 7/6/2005 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   

SnowyLynne, I am really glad to hear that! yeah   But I had one question for you.  Your name is almost like a balm to me to read, since it's over 100 degrees here in Texas, I wondered where it came from?  I'm supposing you live in the land of snow and ice in winter? tongue

Take care.

Hugs, Teri tongue


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scottish-smurf
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   Posted 7/7/2005 12:25 AM (GMT -7)   

Thanks every one that are helping.

I was diagnosed with asthma with it about 12years ago but it was never bad and it seamed to pass.. Then 12years later I was feeling funny one day and could not breath started to panic, as I did not know what was wrong with me.. Now when I get like this I start to panic and when te kids are going crazy around me I start too panic a little more as I’m trying to get then to calm down abit.

With being pregnant no its not helping much as every thing gets pushed up..I have anopontmeant to see the doctor so all should go well.


Nicola


Teri16
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   Posted 7/7/2005 11:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Nicola, much good luck to you and please let us know what happens after seeing your Dr.!!
 
Hugs, Teri tongue
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