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Razzle
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   Posted 11/16/2007 2:36 AM (GMT -7)   
My doctor wants me to get a nebulizer, because my inhaler isn't working since the drug company changed the dose so they could extend their patent.  So he hands me a catalogue with some nebulizer & compressor circled.  But he said the nebulizer type is what he cares more about (specific brand and model) than the type of compressor I get.  So for those of you who have a nebulizer, what brand/type of compressor do you prefer?
 
Thanks,
-Razzle
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Multiple Food & Inhalant & Medication Allergies, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Very Low Lymphocyte Counts (T-Cells & B-Cells), malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.
Meds:  Pulmicort, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Essential Oils, Homeopathy.


groovey
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   Posted 11/16/2007 8:47 AM (GMT -7)   
hi razzle...have been using a nebuliser for 14 years...have one for at home the afp medical and one when we go on holiday lite tourer which works on battety and cigarette lighter. Try my friend to use the nebi as little as possible.I reached a stage where I was using it every day because I was frightened of my asthma and its effects on me physically and mentally.I since started to take control of my asthma and incresed my walking and breathing exercises and I am taking contrlol and rarely using my nebuliser....want any support with breathing exercises,diet and relaxation tips for asthma ...give me a call...be happy groovey

Razzle
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   Posted 11/16/2007 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Groovey,

My Asthma is cough-variant and seems to be seasonal (Autumn/Winter only). I also have year-round nasal allergy symptoms that were well controlled until the drug company changed the inhaler dose (I was using Pulmicort inhaled up my nose). My doctor said a nebulizer could be used to treat both my allergy sinus issues and my Asthma.

What specific exercises diet etc. do you do to help with your Asthma?

Thanks,
-Razzle
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Multiple Food & Inhalant & Medication Allergies, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Very Low Lymphocyte Counts (T-Cells & B-Cells), malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.
Meds:  Pulmicort, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Essential Oils, Homeopathy.


groovey
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   Posted 1/9/2008 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
hi razzle i havent heard of a nebuliser being used for allergy sinus issues...only lung conditions......but here in uk the doctors dont like daily use of nebulisers as you can become immune..but dont worry there are so many other ways of easing asthmA SYMPTOMS.My doc sent me for allergy tests and i was amazed at results...pork, apricots,cheese[except goats] wheat ,bran,milk[except goats] butter, cream,all household cleaning products[now use ecofriendly].i dont use any perfumed products on my body and the results after a month were amazing.As for exercise..i was a champion swimmer until asthma started at 40 [after a serious allergic reaction to a hornet sting]and i couldnt swim a length without wheezing.Did very little for years cause i was afraid of having a bad attack put weight on and got really bogged down with asthma.Joined a discussion group/exercise class and have over last year made big strides in getting fit.Now walk 2 miles every day and swim 1/2 mile 3/week...still get wheezie but not afraid any more..stress and worry can cause asthma so try and stay cool.just do a little exercise as often as possible..just walking around the block will do..build up not by distance but by the speed you walk.if its cold cover face with a scarf and if very hot drink ice cold water.Try and breathe from way down in the tummy...hold for 5 seconds exhale for 5 seconds..repeat 5 times...slowly increase to holding breathe for 10 seconds and exhaling for 10 secs repeat up to 10 times...you must take your time and not rush because if you start to struggle you will become even more anxious...just do what you can.I eat plenty of veg in many delicious forms..make own soup...watercress, red pepper and chill, butter squash..you name it i make it..full of antioxidants that clear the sysyem..try roasting vegs with garlic and honey delicious and good for clearing the lungs and sinuses and eat lots of white meat...turkey, chicken and keep off fast foods.cranberries,blueberries,strawberries...in fact any dark coloured berries are fantastic in detoxing the body...only need 10 berries to do the job..cant get it fresh use concentrated fruit juice diluted with water..try a facial stem for sinuses...boiling water in a boil..add menthol crystals...allow to dissolve ..stick head over bowl and cover head with towel...keep eyes shut...breathe fumes for as long as is comfortable...hope i have been of help..if you want soup recipes or a more comprehensive exercise breathing plan let me know tell me age ,weight/height ratio will mail them....be healthy and happy ...groovey.

Razzle
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   Posted 1/10/2008 4:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi groovey,

I don't know how to contact you other than through this online message forum. I am interested in the more specific exercises. My weight is 108 lbs. and my height is 5 feet 3.5 inches (+/- 0.25 inches - depending on who measures!).
Thanks for all the other information. I wish I could eat like that, I love berries, but my gut problems are forcing me to live on an elemental formula exclusively (no food at all) right now. Being quite sensitive to many things, I do not use harsh chemical cleaning products (I use environmentally friendly products only, most of which are "unscented") and never use perfumes (the smell makes me very, very sick). The only things I use with a scent have essential plant oils as the source of the scent, not artificial perfumes or fragrances. I think I need to ask my doctor about the issue of developing immunity to nebulizer treatment - he didn't say anything about that at my last appointment.

Thanks again,
-Razzle
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Very Low Lymphocyte Counts (T-Cells & B-Cells), malabsorption/malnutrition, possible Lyme Disease (Igenex Lab IgM WesternBlot positive), etc.
Meds:  Pulmicort, MaxAir, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Essential Oils, Homeopathy.


Another Day
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   Posted 1/10/2008 9:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been using the Omron Com Air Elite Nebulizer System for about five years.  I am actually on my second one, I broke my first one after a couple of years.  It is the small compact one that you can plug in and use in the car and it also has a battery back.  It works much faster than the old, larger one that I had in the beginning.  They sell for less than $100.00.  I've been very pleased with this system.  It gives me a very secure feeling knowing that I can use it anywhere.
 
Good luck!
 
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groovey
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   Posted 1/13/2008 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
hi razzle, if you would like me to send you a more comprehensive set of breathing exercises let me know....i will post them here...just need a few days to put a suitable programme together..take care groovey

Razzle
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   Posted 1/13/2008 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   

Groovey,

Yes, that would be great - I'd love to learn some specific exercises to help my Asthma.  Thanks,


-Razzle
Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD (Lupus?), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Very Low Lymphocyte Counts (T-Cells & B-Cells), malabsorption/malnutrition, possible Lyme Disease (Igenex Lab IgM WesternBlot positive), etc.
Meds:  Pulmicort, MaxAir, Injectable Vitamin B12, Herbs, Nutritional Supplements, Essential Oils, Homeopathy.


Another Day
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   Posted 1/13/2008 7:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Razzle,
 
If it makes you feel any better, I've never been told that you can develop an immunity to a nebulizer either.  I guess it's just the difference in doctors.  I would not hesitate to use your nebulizer when you need it, just don't over use it to the point where you get your heart rate up too high.  You will know if that happens.
 
Take care!
 
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groovey
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   Posted 1/17/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -7)   
hi razzle...sorry if i worried you about over using nebuliser.here in uk doctors are very strict with the use of nebs and steroids and monitor patients very closely and look to using massage and physio to ease symptoms.....which we asthma sufferers can get for free on the nhs[national health system] we are so luck in uk. use your nebby if you get into real difficulty but try and partner it with daily breathing exercises which i will send soon...be happy groovey

kclay0840
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   Posted 1/30/2008 7:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Razzle said...
My doctor wants me to get a nebulizer, because my inhaler isn't working since the drug company changed the dose so they could extend their patent. So he hands me a catalogue with some nebulizer & compressor circled. But he said the nebulizer type is what he cares more about (specific brand and model) than the type of compressor I get. So for those of you who have a nebulizer, what brand/type of compressor do you prefer?


Thanks,




Hey Razzle, we're new to the nebulizer too. Just bought one from drugstore.com for much less than we would have paid at a medical supply co. I seem to remember they had reviews on the site too, which was helpful.

Chartreux
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   Posted 1/30/2008 9:33 PM (GMT -7)   
A very good question Razzle and I'm glad you had the courage to ask. I'm thinking about getting a new more portable nebulizer myself and there are quite a lot out there! and your doctor was right some are better than others as in the old saying. Hope your doing better Razzle and my prayers and well wishes to you...........
Keep us posted razzle.............
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