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Chartreux
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   Posted 10/3/2006 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Does Anyone else get back pain with flair ups of Asthma? Would like to know I'm not alone in this...
Also, needed some advise I was exposed to something I'm allergic to on Sunday (dogs) a couple of hours later the chest tightness started, so I took my clarinex then a puff of xopenex when I got home. What do you all do when you get exposed to something your allergic to (by accident)? I was okay on Monday and this was a mild flair. But what should I do next time, the clarinex first or the xopenex first? I'm not usually around dogs and could this lead to a bigger flair up next time?
Any help would be greatly appreciated....
And is Clarinex the same as Claritin? My insurance will not cover the Clarinex and it over $100. a pill.
Thanks y'all

Super Skater!
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 10/15/2006 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I really can't help you with the Clarinex/Xopenex/Claritin, sorry to say. They're all the same to me! But you aren't alone; I have a lot of back pains. I'm not sure if it's asthma-related, but I'm assuming it is. Today I was playing basketball at the local gym, and my back got really sore, and I had to take a break. It's still sore, actually. Maybe it has something to do with the muscles though, too. And as for the dogs, I'm allergic to them as well, and I often babysit a young boy who owns one who just won't leave my side! I just always make sure to bring medication with me, in case. It's best to bring it everywhere possible. Better be safe than sorry. But you'd better ask your doctor about those meds, or possibly do a bit of research. Good luck finding answers!
 


lyonheart
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/20/2006 6:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I get a lot of back pain attributable to my asthma, usually on one or other side and often when I have a chest infection.

debimum
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   Posted 10/20/2006 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   

I am sorry your having such a problem.  I usually carry benedryl with me.  That helps the allergic reaction.  I am allergic to dogs also and now need to find a home for my two year old sheltie.  It will cause some emotiona stress him leaving, but I have to think of my health. 

  You have been so kind to me to answer questions.  I hope this has helped. I know it's not good to take a lot of meds, but the benedryl helps.  I  am allergic to Kiwi too. yeah weird.   I tried it years ago and was ok with it, love the fruit.  But then the next time I ate it, my eyes started swelling, my throat and eats tingled.  I thought this was ridiculous being allergic to this.  My husband and I thought it was the spray they put on the fruit, so the next year I bought some more, my family loves it and I washed it good. I tried it again and well this time the same thing happened.   So I don't eat anything with kiwi in it. I don't even drink teas or things with the flavoring in. MY friend actually got upset that I didn't eat her fruit salad one time.  My husband came to the rescue on that.

  thank you again for all the kindness you gave to me this week.  I did go see the allergy asthma doc yesterday, he was of no help except he called the family doc and wanted me to be checked out for heart problems, well I had two stress tests done withint the last three years and it showed nothing. I also went to the ENT about my throat and he wasn't much help either.  But he is checking my thyroid levels.  But I am afraid if it shows low normal again they won't persue it at all. 

I did however read that infectious esophogitis will  give chest pain and throat problems if left untreated.  Sadly I had an endoscope done and I have it, but the gastro doc told me when I woke up that he didn't need to see me again.  Now I am afraid this could be the problem.  The pain in my chest and into my back are very bad today.  It started Wednesday.

  Thank you again Chartreux

Blessings

Deb


back to square #1- off meds for now-Not been diagnosed as of yet.  Have a positive ANA. . Pain reliever. sublingual B-12 , Chronic sinus infections.  Asthma.
 
 

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