Hi, I typically read and post on the fibro site as my asthma ususally stays pretty well under control with singulair, advair and occasional albuterol. However like everyone else it seems I am still trying to get over a bout of brochitis. Asthma can be a very scary thing. I have had it since birth (39 yrs old) and the treatments have come a long way. I too spent weeks in hospital as a child living in an oxygen tent and have also lost a family member (44 year old sister in law) to asthma. It can kind of sneak up on you. I know I have started feeling bad in the am and been in intensive care by that night. The main thing is too not wait too long to get help (easier said than done in my case). I was wondering if anyone else gets alot of chest pain for a while after bronchitis and asthma attack. Not sure if this is due to my fibro or what is called chostrochondritis (spelling?). Just wondered if anyone else gets this terrible chest ache. Take care.
Lucky mb in Sunny AZ
Your comment about thinking it was a "side effect of Prednisone" is scary as I was wondering if that is what is going on. It seems like every time I take Prednisone, I wind up with a lot of chest pain, skin is sore, esophagus feels raw inside. Afraid to tell Dr's as I know I need to be able to take the Prednisone as it is about the only thing that really helps when my asthma really kicks in. Maybe I will discuss on my next regular appt with Dr. Thanks for the input.
Lucky mb in sunny AZ