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   Posted 2/1/2010 10:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this site. I have a 5 year old son with allergies and asthma and husband with severe allergies. My son was hospitalized for 3 days a couple weeks ago because of his issues with asthma.
I hope to find support and helpful information on this site.

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   Posted 2/2/2010 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, welcome to Healingwell. It is very scary when your child gets sick with an invisible illness. I know, I've been there myself. My son too had allergies and asthma for many many years. He is 18 now and I think he still has allergies but I believe he has outgrown his childhood asthma. He has never been hospitalized for his though, however he has always been pretty sick growing up. What sort of medications do you have your son on?

Btw, I edited out your signature because it has your full name. We HIGHLY discourage the use of last names on this site due to security reasons.
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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 2/2/2010 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear your child has this frustrating problem.
Have you prepared his room for his asthma problems?
allergy covers on pillow and mattress
Remove all fuzzy items from room
Hepa filter in bedroom
prevent pets from entering the bedroom
no smoking in the house
Watch his dairy consumption (it builds up mucus)
No perfumes or colognes

The fewer irritants the better.


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Date Joined Feb 2010
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   Posted 2/9/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I'm a new member, too, from Akron, Ohio. I've been a severe asthmatic since 1997 (even though I've never smoked), and am on Prednisone maintenance along with the usual bunch of drugs. I've tried IVI immunoglobulin infusions (I took three, but between making me very sick from the treatment and now my insurance won't pay for the last infusion), I've discontinued those. My pulmonologist throws up his hands and says he doesn't know what to do with me except up my prednisone when I have exacerbations which are more and more frequent. My biggest problem is breathlessness and lack of energy, I find it hard to do anything, from shopping (I now use a riding cart if I can) to cooking. I'm at my wits ends, and I'm only 58 years old (I did work 34 years and my company .... where I worked in a sick building for 7 years), retired me early four years ago. I couldn't work, anyway. I have no energy.

Anyone experiencing this and have any suggestions? I have had my heart checked out with an echo cardiogram as well as a catherization (50 percent blocked, nothing they do for this percentage).

It's like I feel I'm circling the drain here. I'd like to have some sort of a life if I could round up some energy.

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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 14475
   Posted 2/9/2010 6:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Do you have any acid reflux? Sometimes the acid gets into your lungs and causes breathing problems.

I'm surprised they did not put a stent in your heart for that blockage. My father had a 49% blockage and they put it in for him. Heart problems can cause breathing problems.

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