Fairly New to Asthma

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latina_chic84
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   Posted 11/14/2007 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm 23 yrs old and I was diagnosed with asthma about 6 months ago.  I had lots of problems with it at first due to having bronchitis for 2 months and then it took a while for my lungs to heal. The last 2 months it would not really bother me other then when it stormed outside. Now the weather is turning cold and I am noticing it more and more. I start to feel a slight tightness in my chest and a little out of breath and it usually last about 30 mins to about an hour a couple times a day. I try to hold off on using my inhaler...am I doing harm by not using it? I usually only use it if I start coughing uncontrolably.

Red_34
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   Posted 11/15/2007 6:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to Healingwell :) I'm not sure if you're doing any harm to your lungs by holding off on your inhaler but it's there for a reason. How often do you have to use your rescue inhaler? If you are using it more then twice a week then your asthma may not be properly controlled. Are you on any daily medication to help you with it? If not, you can ask your doctor for either Singulair or Asmanex - these can help you control your asthma a bit better. There are other things on the market but you can ask your doctor about them. A little tip, when you go outside in the colder weather, try wrapping a scarf around your mouth. This might help you a bit from becoming breathless.
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latina_chic84
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   Posted 11/15/2007 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. I'm not on any daily medications. If I used my inhaler everytime I had tightness in my chest or felt out of breath I would use it 2 or more times a week and then some weeks I go without any problems.
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Red_34
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   Posted 11/15/2007 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
Asthma can be a very serious thing to have and if you need to use your inhaler then by all means please do so. By not using your medication, it can possibly increase your problems down the line. Please check on going on a daily maintenance medication. Singulair is a good start and is easy on the system. My son used Singulair when he was first diagnosed with asthma and it really did help him with his coughing.
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Left sided Uc -'92 - Colazal, 6mp, Prilosec, Biotin, Forvia, Pro-Bio 
Allergies - Singulair, Astelin(got the script - just haven't tried it yet!)
Secondary Reynauds Syndrome - '04 - Norvasc
Fibromyalgia - '06 
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latina_chic84
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   Posted 11/15/2007 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you!
~latinachic84~

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