On neb every 4 hrs HELP

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   Posted 11/19/2006 1:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am a new be, I have had two ER attacks the last ending in a 4 day hospital stay. I am now home. But am on every 4hr nebulizer treatment, oral sterioda and inhaled also. The doc says the aattacks have left my lungs weak and I will be on these a while! Has anyone delt with this?  The attacks came on very quickly, My asthma was controled with inhalers and rarley a problem. Mom says it was this bad 2 other  times in  youth, But got better and was no problem. Now I am vey ill with this and frustrated. I feel very alone. If anyone has delt with this and recoved, Let me know.   Sincerly  Kris

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   Posted 11/19/2006 6:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kris, welcome to HW. I'm so sorry you having a rough time right now. I know that asthma is scary; I don't have it but my son does and it scares me anyway! I'm sure someone will come along soon to help you but I just wanted to welcome you to Healingwell :)
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   Posted 11/19/2006 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kris sorry your having to go through with that, I have been were you are.. And doing Neb every 4 hours now due to Asthma attacks. They do run down lungs and you.. Keep it up it does get better!

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   Posted 11/20/2006 1:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to hear that you have to use your nebulizer so much. My son, right now is using his nebulizer more often. I think it is due to a new floor cleaner I was using the otherday cause he started coughing afterwards. I am not too sure though. Keep up the work with the nebulizer, and things will get better. Best Wishes! Have a great Thanksgiving. Brandi.

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   Posted 11/20/2006 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Zoegirl: May I ask how old are you? It sounds as if you were exposed to a new trigger or one you haven't been exposed to in years. Have you had an allergy test? Do you have a peak flow meter? This meter enables a person w/asthma to daily monitor his/her airway constriction. Asthmatics tend to have air trapping which causes the shortness of breath. Since I am on e-mail & cannot demonstrate for you, please call the American Lung Assoc to request info. This is a very simple technique which can help reduce the SOB. Also, if you use a MDI (puffer), make sure you have a holding chamber ... if not, you could lose up to 40% of your tx, therefore, not relieving your attack. Good luck!

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