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macrip3
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   Posted 12/12/2010 7:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, All:

I lost my job along with the job went my health insurance.  I haven't been feeling too good to do much looking for work.  I finally got a doctor's appoinment.  I almost fainted in Big Lots in my area.  I also experience bouncing vision and extreme tiredness which must be part of this Asthma.

Any advice?

couchtater
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   Posted 12/13/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't know that bouncing vision is part of asthma.
Tiredness and short of breath causing faintness can be part of asthma.
Do you have a free clinic in your area? Some clinics do a reduced price for people with no insurance.
Joy

macrip3
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   Posted 12/13/2010 2:40 PM (GMT -7)   

I know I have got Asthma.  I have been feeling soo sick since the loss of my occupation.

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   Posted 12/13/2010 6:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, this is a bad time to lose a job. Maybe you can find something part-time in a department store? They are always hiring extra help during the Christmas rush and if you do a good impression they might keep you afterwards.
Good luck in the job hunt.
Joy

Joan M
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   Posted 12/13/2010 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
if you feel dizzy...then that is a treatable problem. i get it sometimes. if all else fails go to the emergency room. you should be getting medical help before you look for work if you are feeling so poorly.

good vibs are being sent to you.

macrip3
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   Posted 12/13/2010 7:22 PM (GMT -7)   

My sentiments exactly, Joan...I don't want to have an Asthma attack on the job. I will get some medical advice.

I also have experienced mucus in my lungs.  It builds up in there and my chest feels heavy and then I really feel sick.  Do I have an infection? 

couchtater
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   Posted 12/14/2010 2:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have a fever? Fever is usually signs of infection.
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   Posted 12/14/2010 4:37 PM (GMT -7)   

A slight fever.  I will probably will be on Antibiotics.  I hope I don't have Penumonia.

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   Posted 12/15/2010 7:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I would find a local clinic and find out, although pneumonia usually knocks you down pretty hard, so it may not be that yet. But, have someone check it out.

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   Posted 12/15/2010 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
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macrip3
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   Posted Today 4:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, again:

I have been to the doctors. I have been having problems breathing all weekend. I will be back on all my medication soon. I hope I don't have a serious Asthma Attack. Someone describe to me what it is like "recovering" from a severe or moderate Asthma Attack.

I know this sounds weird. I just wish to understand.

macrip3
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   Posted 12/19/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks... I will try that. This morning has been rough on me so far. I am not going to do too much
running around today as I have been coughing mucus up.

couchtater
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   Posted 12/19/2010 1:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Try hot drinks to thin the mucus.
Coffee works best since it's a broncodiolator.
Joy

macrip3
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   Posted 12/19/2010 2:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't like coffee. I have been resting on the couch. I hate being sick around Christmas.

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   Posted 12/22/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -7)   
water is ok, or tea, or herbal tea, hot chocolate. all thin the mucus. juice is another good idea. why not add more water to the juice? or have a milk (milk is NOT a mucus maker) and it has protein and calcium. don't forget sodas...they can be very soothing if your throat is not sore.

resting is the best. relax about christmas. maybe there is a nice show on the tube. take care of yourself. maybe read, or do some handiwork. be careful about paints and stuff like that.

take a long shower or bath. the humidity will do you good.

peace on

Tinkerbell6330
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   Posted 12/22/2010 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I am still weak with tightness in the chest. I have missed class all week. I have been soo dizzy. I hate being sick for the holidays.

Rest and Relaxation is what the ER doctor said after my attack Monday night.

Joan M
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   Posted 12/22/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -7)   
o tinkerbell...please do rest...heaven loves us best who suffer most.

did you know that there is a pill for dizziness called antivert. it does come in generic too. you can be tested for this condition. many doctors know how to do it, not just specialists. it is called inner ear dysfunction and it can be controlled.

peace on

Tinkerbell6330
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   Posted 12/22/2010 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks...Joan...I have never had an attack like this in some time. How long will this continue? I hope that macrip3 feels better as well. I had my attack in Wal-mart fighting this holiday surge of customers. My lungs feel like they are on fire.

Any more tips, Joan?

Joan M
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   Posted 12/23/2010 9:41 AM (GMT -7)   
i may sound like the oldest person on earth but i plan ahead and usually buy consumables for all holidays and as gifts. this way you can keep them in the house....ideas are gourmet coffees and teas, there is also gourmet sparkling juice and liquors ... wine and other items such as coffee liquor, almond liquor or bailey's irish creme (this last one is quite expensive).

fancy soaps and stuff like that is also a nice thought and you don't have to rush out to get it...it is sold year round. or last minute, head to the florist or pick up a plant.

don't rush around in walmarts at all for the holidays. take care of yourself.

Tinkerbell6330
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   Posted 12/23/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I understand. I am not running around...I still do not feel too well. Very hard to breathe. To make matters worse, my

roommate (Michelle) has a bad cold as well. I will probably end up catching that too. Fancy Soaps set me off so I

won't be buying that.

macrip3
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   Posted 12/23/2010 9:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks...tinkerbelle and Joan:

I got out of the hospital at 6AM this morning with an Asthma Episode. I am not doing too much...Very tired, dizzy, and weak. I hope you don't catch that cold as well, Tinkerbelle.

I am going to lay down for now. Any tips for me anyone?

couchtater
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   Posted 12/23/2010 1:02 PM (GMT -7)   
What kind of medicines are you both on?
I take Advair and ventolen.
Joy

Joan M
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   Posted 12/25/2010 9:28 AM (GMT -7)   
another inexpensive tip is to walk...if it is not real cold or real hot. go someplace peaceful outside and take a little stroll. make sure your breathing isn't real strained.

this is good for when you get completely over an attack, virus, cold, coughing fit, etc,

macrip3
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   Posted 12/25/2010 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I take Singulair and Pulmicort. Thanks. I will walk as soon as I am better.

couchtater
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   Posted 12/25/2010 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
You may need a double acting medicine. You know the kind with two different kinds of medicine in it like symbacort or Advair.
It's the only thing that got mine under control.
Joy
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