Asthma and Hormone replacement therapy

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kiwi4
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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 1/5/2011 12:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I have been an asthmatic for almost 30 years having started when in my mid thirties. My asthma has progresively got worse and I coughed continually. I have been on 2 preventatives plus Ventolin when needed. I have had continual chest infections and my quality of life has been greatly affected. I have  taken hormone replacement for a number of years but discontinued this 5 months ago. To my amazement my asthma has almost disappeared. I am now only on one preventative and rarely use Ventolin. I am hoping if this continues I may be able to reduce my medication altogether one day. I went to my doctor yesterday and said that I had seen on the internet some time ago that there were links to Asthma could this be why I am so much better. He dismissed this as he had never heard of it. Now after checking I find much more information and I am sure that this is why I have had such a problem. My family cannot believe how much better I am. Has anyone else had the same experience?
                                    Kiwi4

couchtater
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   Posted 1/5/2011 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
The only Hormone I take is a thyroid medicine. I had asthma a lot longer than the thyroid issue.
Joy

kiwi4
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   Posted 1/5/2011 3:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I also had mild asthma for about 10 years before starting hormone replacement. Only had a real problem with asthma after taking hormone replacement. I am concerned that I have been taking asthma preventatives Seratide twice daily and Spriva once daily for many years and now have skin problems. My arms are easily bruised and skin broken very easily my doctor says this will be due to the steroids in my asthma medication. I now only take Spriva once a day and hope that I may return to the days when I only used Ventolin occasionally. I no longer have that continual tight feeling in my chest however and seldom cough much to my husbands relief.Wish one of my doctors had realised that as an asthmatic I should not take HRT. I have been interested to read the comments re asthma on this site.
                                                           kiwi4
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