Posted 1/31/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -7)
Hello, i have had asthma in the past but now it has returned. I am 23 weeks pregnant and i am having really bad breathing problems mainly when i lay down to sleep. i have been to my doctors and they have given me salamol and steroids but the dont seem to help me, i have to take the steroids in the morning and night and the salamol every 4 hrs (4 puffs) and 2 puffs inbetween if i need it. I have an attack about every 3 to 4 hrs everyday and its annoying me lol. Also if i have been ok within the 4 hours i still have to take the inhaler but when i do take it it starts it off and i dont know why this is.
This has been going on for about 6 weeks now and i cannot sleep at all. i have tried raising pillows and using a wet towel in my room at night but still have no luck. it starts off by a strange feeling in the back of my throat followed by constant coughing and i cannot get my breath.
Is there anyone eles who has had this problem? Did you find a way around it?