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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 1/12/2007 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
I was just wondering what causes asthma to randomly flare?  I got my allergy shots last night and this morning I woke up wheezing and coughing.  It never got to severe although I did use my nebulizer a couple of hours ago and really have not noticed much change.  I was also wondering if maybe I could be sick since everyone around me is getting that bad cold going around.  I always have stuffy sinuses and I work with animals (yes allergic to them too).  Being that I am on meds for Crohn's disease I wonder if I am only experiencing part of a cold or bronchitis yet I was okay until this morning.  I always feel wheezing in my lower part of my left lung they even checked to see if the crohn's spread there but it was clear.  I was going to call my Dr. today but his office is closed on Fridays and I figured since I am not gasping for breath I can wait to call to see how things go but if I get any worse I plan on going to the walk in clinic.
Does anyone know if it could be me getting sick or is it more likely just the asthma acting up?
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984. Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
Entocort 9mg, Pentasa 2.5 g, Remicade every 8 weeks, miralax, metamucil capsules, Elavil 100 mg, Zanaflex 4 mg, asmanex, singulair, foltix, probiotics
As needed: Albuterol inhaler, relpax, nebulizer (albuterol ), have an Epi-pen but hope I never have to use one.

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 401
   Posted 1/13/2007 1:24 AM (GMT -6)   
My husband got that nasty cold going around. It lasts 3-4 weeks and is a nasty virus. Ofcourse, he was nice enough to share it with me. My asthma really flared up so bad with it I had to go to the ER and go on prednisone. It has been 5 weeks and I still don't feel so well and my asthma flares up every day. Many things can make asthma flare up without warning. Please don't wait as long as I did and end up at the hospital. Good luck.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 178
   Posted 1/16/2007 2:51 PM (GMT -6)   
There are many things that can bring on a Asthma flare. Allergens, irritants, Viral infections, Not taking medications as described.
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 257
   Posted 1/16/2007 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Dragonfly: One reason there are so many flareups during the cold months, is that more people stay indoors. The more people in an area, the more germs are spread throughout the room, picked up by the heat system & spread by vents to all other parts of the bldg. You can spread germs to your body by touching your eyes & nose ... worse than touching mouth. Use the hand sanitizers and products such as lysol, etc. The lysol wipes are good to keep at work for your telephone, computer keyboard, & desk. Don't foget your cellphones & the bottom of purses & briefcases. Controlling germs will inturn control your asthma exacerbations. Hope you feel better soon!

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 178
   Posted 1/18/2007 2:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been having Asthma flares at night lately. I need some advice about ways to control that? Thankyou, Brandi.. sad
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