Asthma and storms

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   Posted 8/22/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I have read some stuff saying that storms can bring on Asthma Attacks. Well I believe it now. I have had problems ever since Fay has decided to make its 3rd landfall of my part of Florida. I have had a lot of chest tightness and some wheezing, coughing and just having the feeling of not being able to breath. I have been taking my daily med but having to use my rescue inhaler a few times a day and thats a lot for me. I just cant seem to catch my breath. And Fay is taking her sweet time over Florida. Has anyone else experienced problems with storms?
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   Posted 8/23/2008 6:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Why do you suppose that is? Is it the humidity or a barometric drop that triggers an asthma attack?
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   Posted 8/23/2008 12:31 PM (GMT -6)   
if you can see an allergist, you might have allergies. with this long lasting storm, molds must have hit the roof. molds are a common allergen. good luck to you. i am glad not to be in florida as heat and humidity work havoc on my breathing. take care and slow down...drinking lots of liquids might help a bit.

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   Posted 8/23/2008 7:54 PM (GMT -6)   
The heat and humidity bother my lungs greatly.  I mistakingly had a hot blast in the shower this morning before work, I had problems breathing.  Feeling like I am going to pass out and weakness all morning. 

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   Posted 8/23/2008 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Heat and humidity really kick up my asthma as well as mold and dust.  You are probably experiencing more breathing problems due to the storms.  The storms  release a lot of very bad particles into the air and that is what may be causing your chest to tighten up.  I have had terrible asthma problems the past month.  I live in the midwest and it gets very humid here and the weather news always shows the mold counts which have been very high recently. I have been using my rescue inhaler(albuterol) sometimes 4X a day this past month.  I also have a steroid inhaler which I use 2X a day.  That one keeps the inflamation down and the inflamation is what causes your lungs to close up.  So don't feel bad about using your rescue inhaler.  Just be sure to use a spacer with it.  I found out the hard way that without the spacer the med wasn't getting in my lungs completely and would sit in the back of my throat.  I got so hoarse I couldn't even talk.  What I wonder is why the pharmacist or my dr. didn't tell me I should use the rescue with a spacer.  It would have saved me a trip to the ER.  Hope things improve for you soon.

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   Posted 8/27/2008 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
There are reports that vitamin E can help your asthma. It is a cheap thing to try and unless you have bleeding problems, it is pretty safe.
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