My husband came home with a BAD cold, like I have never seen before, I actually said to myself, boy I hope I don't get that. Well I did, I can remember as it was August 19, 2005. I was dealing with the cold, and after a few days I could not breathe. I went to the emergency room and this is when it all started.
It took about
3 Months until I could breathe a bit better, and only a bit. I could not laugh, eat very well, without being out of breath. It was terrible. I was in bed for a couple months. Yes, a couple Months. it was that bad. I have never in my life done drugs or smoked. I am not 48 but was 43 years old at the time.
My lungs Improved but have not returned to good breathing as of yet. They had improved some, so we finally wanted to get out of the house, took a drive out to east county, we stopped to eat at a casino, the next day I could not breathe again, it was BAD again, well, there was cigarette smoke in the casino. Never before was I sensitive to smoke. It pretty much re aggravated the inflammation.
That is pretty much the beginning of this for me. I now have Your exact symptoms. Everyday, all day, I generally can not breath correctly. The cold caused inflammation that has apparently not cleared up. Yes I have tried Advair, for me it gave me a horrible, horrible headache, but it is so individual for everyone. I was on Asmanex, Singuliar, and still have albuterol. The doctor has now, taken me off all the meds. Except I have albuterol in my purse. I hardly ever use, it, I told him I could use it every day, but is that a good idea, he said I should use it only when really frustrated.
I have tried, a GREAT healthy diet, I eat very well, I drink tons of water, I have tried different breathing techniques. There is no rhyme or reason, at this time, why I am having these problems breathing.
I can sleep well, I don't have any coughing. It seems to generally have no rhyme or reason, for being there or Yes, some days it gets worse. In the humid summer, it seems to get worse. I now avoid smoke. I don't have a stressful life. Its there all the time. The breathing problem. My doctors describe it as not being able to get a "satisfied breath" the break over, I call it that you inhale, and then it gets stuck, you can't get that satisfied breath. It is so annoying as so many here know.
However, I have been on this forum, reading, and signed in yesterday, because when i saw that you have the exact symptoms, others writings each one was different with symptoms. I am hoping that there is maybe something we can figure out to help each other with something some bit of helpful information to be of help with this. Hopefully the Advair will clear it up for you. That would be great.
I know what you are living with. The good sign, for me is that is does get somewhat better, not all the way, but of course, I am hoping that it will get better and not return. I have a good doctor a specialist. I do trust his judgement. He was correct about
taking me off the meds, as they did not eliminate the symptoms. So there was no reason to be on them. His feeling is time will hopefully heal this, as I have made improvements from where I started as you can see, but not there yet.
We have clear air here. I actually know what started this for me. It is interesting that we both are experiencing the same thing.
Thank you for replying. It is a frustrating thing. I can tell you for me, you have already helped, by reading your symptoms, meaning, now I feel that this exists so there must be someway to help us, as we are not the only ones. I am sorry you are dealing with this also, but there must be some additional explanation for us, and to find help.
Again, hopefully the advair will clear it up, please keep me posted. I have a doctor appot. on the 19th of next week, a follow up I go every 6 months unless I would like to come in sooner.
Try this is you like, sometimes it works for me. If you can't take a deep breath, to get the satisfied breath, try sitting up straight and taking the breath, or walk around the room or do some twists, to push air into your lungs. I know what a thing to do just to try to get a breath, but this is actually a clue for me. It sometimes seems that I need to push air to fill my lungs. Its almost like I need more air to fill my lungs to get that deep breath. Believe me I have tried so many different things.
Another thing I just thought of is I did have blood taken to do a full allergy test. I am not allergic to anything. You may want to try having an allergy test.
have a wonderful fresh air day to you all here in this forum
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