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   Posted 8/11/2015 7:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am new to this sight and wonder if anyone has been in my shoes
I been suffering from allergies and asthma for many years but the last five have been very rough. Spring and fall are my roughest times of year and it seems that no matter what i try I cant gain better conttrol of allergy and asthma symptoms. In the last year I have had 2 sinus surgeries, 2 hospitalizations and Several ER trips. I was to the ER twice yesterday, first time I waited 2 hours to be seen and they did nothing and my peak meter did not change and yet they discharged me. 2nd trip they took me in right away did chest x ray which was normal said I have a viral chest infection triggering asthma and sent me home. Still not getting over 300 on peak when I am normally 525-550. my peak is staying at 250-275 even with neb treatments
I am a little frustrated and just want to feel better
Any responses would be appreciated
Return to doctor tomorrow

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   Posted 8/11/2015 8:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum, jewel.

So sorry you are going through this. I don't have asthma, but I had 1 sinus surgery, and it was no picnic.

There's probably not much we can recommend overnight. We're not doctors, just patients telling our experiences. There are a lot of people who care.

I'm glad you are seeing your doctor tomorrow. That's usually much better than going to the ER where they don't know you and are supposed to just get you out as fast as possible. They don't really help much with anxiety, do they.

I hope you will post again after you see your doctor.
Best wishes!

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   Posted 10/7/2015 10:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jewel
I started using 5-HTP and it has been a nothing short of a miracle for me. You can get it off Amazon. I think I have even seen it at Wallsmarts.
Go to and look into th2 and th1 balance. Evidently, lowering th2 and th17 really helps with asthma and allergies. I beleive it has helped me.

Joan M
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   Posted 11/4/2015 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I think singulaire has helped me but it could be just a "I sure need some help" type of thing. I had over 10 years of allergy shots and changed a lot of habits.

It is a very complicated problem and it read books about it from the library which were of great help.

best wishes,

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   Posted 11/4/2015 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Joan Jewel, I have been there. I have had severe allergies and chronic asthma all my life. I have lived long enough to remember a time when there were no allergists and antihistamines were fairly new.
I am now 58 and have severe COPD yet never smoked. Take it seriously. Chronic asthma can jack up your long term health. I retired at 50 due to health complications related to airborne allergies and chronic asthma. I am now on oxygen 24x7.
I have spent a lifetime searching for something that might help.
I have found a few herbs that have helped; gaduchi, nettle, and quercetin. Fish oil also helps with asthma. If you take vitamin E only take alpha. Keep up on your b vitamins particularly b1,5,6, and 12. I just take a complex.
I do encourage you to research cytokines and try to reduce your Th2 and th17. Th means T-Helper Cells. The sight selfhacked is a good place to start. There are things you can do to reduce inflammatory cytokines.

I would suggest that for any supplement you take to do a google search. Put the supplement name in and th1 th2. Many websites say this works or that works. But if you follow them without knowing you may be elevating th2 and reducing th1. Thus supplements can work against one another.
A couple other supplements I take for asthma inflammation is rhumanni and schizandra.
I wish I would have taken this much more seriousely when I was in my twenties and thirties.
I also highly suggest that you have a blood test done for Celiac disease. It is an autoimmune disease that is highly related to asthma. It is the one where you have to go wheat/gluten free. I was diagnosed at 54 years old. I blame it for some of my allergy/asthma issues. You might also want to be tested for Alpha-a Antitrypsin which is also related to asthma. Your general practitioner will probably not be very knowledgeable of either. Push them. They are a high paid consultant. Make sure they work for you rather than you working for someone else and just giving them your hard earned money.
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