Chest tightness

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   Posted 12/11/2006 9:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok guys, I have been home for over a month, I am able to go5to6 hrs at night with no chest tightness. But I have chest tightnessm burning in my lungs and shortness of breath. I am still on the 4hr nebulizer treatments. Is the albuteral habit forming? Should I be worried? Or is this normal? Thanks for any replys. Talk at yall Thursday.  Kris

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   Posted 12/11/2006 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I use albuterol when I have trouble breating and have had no problems with it being habit forming at all.

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   Posted 12/12/2006 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   

Wow, do I know how you feel right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had that all last week and I still don't feel 100% but my appt is today. As far as I know the Albuterol is not habit forming. It wasn't helping me much last week though. The breathing exersizes I was told to do did help some. Take a deep breath in , then purse your lips (like you're going to whistle) and slowly exhale. I googled "trapped air and asthma" and was amazed at how much I found and this is exactly what they have you do.

Good Luck and we'll talk Thursday, I'll let you know how I come out at the docs!



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   Posted 12/14/2006 11:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone! how is everyone doing? Ya, I know how you feel about the chest tightness. I have been experiencing it tonight a bit, and some mild wheezing. Then I took my Albuterol with spacer and it all went away. As far as i know Albuterol isn't habit forming. It works for me. I have extra's around to stay on the safe side. Today is the first time I have had to use my albuterol in weeks. Best Wishes! Happy Holidays!


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   Posted 12/19/2006 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Breathing exercises is great to do when feeling chest tightness. FANTASTIC TO HEAR THAT SOME OF YA'LL ARE USING IT!!! Air trapping occurs in all asthmatics to some degree. The American Lung Association has an education program called Krames on Demand. They have excellent step-by-step instructions for pursed lip breathing exercises & controlled coughing techniques.

Hope you're feeling better!
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