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Date Joined Sep 2006
Total Posts : 2527
   Posted 1/21/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello all,
about a week ago I got that bad cold thats going around.  My asthma flares every time I get a cold.  I went to my Dr. he put me on antibiotics and 60 mg of pred and has me tapering 10 mg every 5 days.  In addition I am using my nebulizer, asmanex, and singulair.  I called my pulmomologist on Friday since every time I breathe I wheeze.  He put me on tussinex cough syrup.  That at least has helped me to sleep but I am still wheezing what can I do?
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984. Ovarian cysts dx 1994, migraines dx 1996, allergies (including food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (sligtly different than true food allergies), Astham dx 1984, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia Sx 1987
Entocort 9mg, Pentasa 2.5 g, Remicade every 8 weeks, miralax, metamucil capsules, Elavil 100 mg, Zanaflex 4 mg, asmanex, singulair, foltix, probiotics
As needed: Albuterol inhaler, relpax, nebulizer (albuterol ), have an Epi-pen but hope I never have to use one.

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 257
   Posted 1/23/2007 12:16 PM (GMT -7)   
In combination w/MDs tx, you need to keep your secretions as thin as possible ... drink plenty of fluids, run a humidifier, and use a saline nasal spray 3 times a day to keep the ciliary cleansed. This should help. Also, keep your head elevated about 30 degrees. Hope you feel better soon!

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 178
   Posted 1/23/2007 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hope you start feeling well soon. I know what you mean my asthma flares also with viral infections. Pegleg, has some good suggestions. Best Wishes! Brandi.. :-)
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