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Asthma

Also known as Inhalers for Asthma, Montelukast, Occupational Asthma

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  • My chest infection has triggered asthma

    HI all, In my twenties I did have some hay asthma but it went away. I am fit at 69 years old, normally playing squash etc. but in mid April I caught a cough infection which wouldn't go away after 3 courses of antibiotics and 2 courses of steroids (predisnolone). I was producing incessant white or...

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  • Symbicort side effects

    Ive been taking Symbicort 40mg twice a day since October and I suffer with horrendous foot and leg cramps nearly every night that go on and off all night. Im taking Magnesium tablets which do help but was wondering if anyone else suffers and what they do to help it?

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  • If your partner cheats try this

    Despite the fact that I discouraged my friends severally about hiring hackers to catch their cheating partners, I resorted to hiring a private investigator during my divorce. My husband hid his affair too well and I had no evidence to prove his infidelity to the court so I went on Craigslist to hire...

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  • I dont know if i have athma or not

    so my daughter did long distance today and her chest is still hurting, and although the shortness in breath has decreased and normal but the feeling of pain when breathing is still there, this happens often when she does sport, its been 4 hours. Is it ath a or normal fitness stuff?

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  • Metacholine Challenge

    Just wondering if anyone has any idea what the Metacholine Challenge​ will prove in a long term asthmatic? ​I've had chronic asthma for over 25 years and I've had problems with my throat since June,  It was put down to vocal cord dysfunction but while it has improved somewhat I'm...

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  • Is this asthma?

    Hi About 2 years ago, I picked up a viral cold. After 3 or 4 days, I developed a nuisance cough that became almost constant for about 16 weeks. Nothing seemed to improve it and believe me, I tried everything! Saw GP at least 4 times because I also had wheezing on many occasions (both breathing in and...

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  • Progression of severity, what would be next?

    To shine some light on my background relating to my asthma: I'm almost 18, this was going to be my final school year but my asthma has taken 10+ weeks out of my attendance, so I'm in school next year as my final year. My athsma was fairly mild most of my life and began progressing early 2016,...

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  • Peak flow good but SpO2 at 94?

    I'm having a really bad time with asthma lately, I've been to A&E a few times but they havne't done much about it. The thing is I don't have the classic wheezing symptoms, but I do feel short of breath, with pain and pressure in my chest. I use my peak meter and pulse oximeter to...

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  • Do I have asthma?

    I'm new to this forum and need some help. I'm 21 years old and see an allergist for food allergies and sports induced asthma. When I was younger I was constantly getting sick and on nebulizer treatments for coughing and wheezing but it was always pneumonia and never heard it could be asthma....

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  • Asthma or Anxiety

    Hey Guys,    I have asthma and anxiety. Whenever, I have an anxiety attack. I get scared, have shortness of breath, can't even speak much, sweaty palms. I sometimes have this sensation, even after I used my inhaler.    However, during my asthma attack, I mostly feel the...

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  • Sudden exercise-induced Asthma

    Hi, it's been quite a while since I've addressed this problem, and I have been ignoring it, but I really want to go back to the quality of life I had before.  I've had asthma for a my whole life, very mild, easily controlled with a daily inhaler and an emergency, along with xyzal, zyrtec,...

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  • Asthma from tetnus vaccine?

    I had tetnus vaccine last month. Started having breathing problem and high blood pressure out of nowhere from 2 weeks of taking it even when I exercise regularly. I have had breathing issue since 10 years but never took medicines I managed it myself lucky enough to Neve have asthma attack. I just could...

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  • I have Asthma

    I was diagnosed with COP 2 years ago.  I was prescribed a Spiriva inhaler now changed to a Bratus inhaler as cheaper.  Also a reliever inhaler Salbutamol.  Last year I was very ill and in hospital as I couldn't breath and had very little oxygen in my blood.  After further investigations...

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  • Jelly like transparent mucus

    I need your help on a problem that I haven't checked with the doctor yet hoping that it's not serious. For last a few years I have a jelly like transparent, sticky mucus in my chest. I never felt any pain thereby, nor does it make me cough, but I do cough or spit that mucus out advertently. That...

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  • Asthma vs anxiety

    Sorry if this sounds stupid but how can I tell the different between having an asthma attack and having an anxiety/panic attack?

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  • Managing asthma

    Hello, after being recently being diagnosed with asthma I'm finding it hard to manage as my previous mental health issues also complicate things. 😕 To give you a rough idea my peak flow is 690-720 always, ventolin takes me to 750 🙂 After my spirometry which was normal I was diagnosed...

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  • So struggling right now....

    Hi all My GP has put me on a blue inhaler and now a brown preventer inhaler for the next 6 weeks. To cut a long story short I have been coughing during the night (waking my self up) with a dry cough, I have a constant (underline constant) blocked wheezing sound that comes from my voicebox are and my...

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  • Could I have mild asthma or allergies?

    Since last year, I've had this feeling like my lungs get kind of tight but then when I take a deep breath, it relieves it and when I breathe out I get this feeling in my chest like I need to cough afterwards, but I feel like I can't really cough properly cause my lungs feel sort of tight. No...

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  • When is Asthma an Emergency

    I visited the asthma nurse Thursday morning as I was having trouble breathing and kept coughing and she suggested I double my dose of fostair inhaler and gave me 5 days of high dose (8 daily tablets 5mg) of steroids I'm now on day 3 of taking them and I still feel dreadful still coughing, breathing...

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  • Concerns about asthma diagnosis.

    I have been seeing doctors continuously for the last six months due to a worsening feeling of shortness of breath accompanied by various digestive symptoms, throat clearing, catarrh.  The breathing problems started very mild and infrequent at the end of December last year and have progressed to...

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  • Can't control

    I can't seem to find the right combination of meds to get this under control. So tired of not being able to join in fun outdoor activities

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  • I wonder if I have a milde type of "silent" asthma?

    I know some of you are going to hate my peak flow scores :-) but I need to post since I need some help.  I peak out around 810 when I'm 100% clear and the stars align, despite being in late 40s.  Average for my height/weight/age is 620.  I have history of endurance sports and still...

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  • treated for asthma, still extremely anxious

    i am a 19 yr old girl. about a week ago i had a pretty bad asthma attack, started with chest tightness, then coughing etc. i took my inhaler and coughed a bit more then went to sleep. a few days later i went to the doctor and was diagnosed with mild persistent asthma. (was originally told moderate but...

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  • Side effects are killing me! Need advice..

    I'm not sure if there is a way to control the side effects I'm experiencing from my medications, but if anyone has advice, I'd love to hear it! I should mention: I'm 17 years old, I've been hospitalised 4 times this year because of asthma, twice in the ICU on bi-pap. So I don't...

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  • Inhaler affects my vocal chords

    Hey all,  I've been an asthmatic for over 40 years.  For the last I don't know how long (15 - 20 years) I've been taking Symbicort with a very occasional burst of Ventolin (maybe once a month).  Symbicort once or twice a day has been perfect for many years.  No side effects...

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  • Scared over side effects of a new inhaler!!

    Hey, so I changed my inhaler from Fostair to Relvar Ellipta 92/22 Fluticasone furoate/vilantero. Apart from the fact that I'm scared that I have something more than asthma, like OCPD, I'm scared cause I think this is much heavier than Fostair baring in mind I should only do one puff per day....

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  • Asthma/anxiety/EIA

    Hello all, I'm a serve anxiety sufferer and have been for years. It's started off as breathing anxiety and then became more about my head and heart, up until a few month ago I had never any symptoms unusual of some with anxiety until after a 20 minutes jump about in a new house I began wheezing,...

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  • 3 Hospitalisations this year, what should I do now?

    In January I had an overnight stay in the resp ward for a moderate asthma exacerbation. Then about 5 weeks ago I had a severe attack, landing me in the ICU and on non-invasive ventilation support for 3 days, they were going to intubate me yet decided it wouldn't help the situation any more than...

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  • Good athlete but have had stamina problems since childhood.

    Male, North America, 6'3" 200 lbs. athletic build, non-smoker. I have always been a very good athlete. Baseball, basketball, football, etc. I was always the second fastest kid in school, in sprints. But, even in elementary school, i could not run with any sort of endurance. In the 70s, in (U.S.)...

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