Skip to content
Ad

Asthma

Also known as Inhalers for Asthma, Montelukast, Occupational Asthma

Can you help? Discussions needing a reply

  • Asthma in toddlers?

    My daughter is 2.5 years old and from 4 months old she has been in and out of hospital with Broncholotis (excuse the spelling) and chest infections. She often has a dry cough. She was given a blue inhaler a few weeks ago because she has a sustained dry cough with periods of wheezing and the doctor could...

All discussions in this group

Next
  • Asthma in toddlers?

    My daughter is 2.5 years old and from 4 months old she has been in and out of hospital with Broncholotis (excuse the spelling) and chest infections. She often has a dry cough. She was given a blue inhaler a few weeks ago because she has a sustained dry cough with periods of wheezing and the doctor could...

    Posted
  • weight gain

    I am on seretide once in the morning and night and sabutomol when needed. I wos put on singulair a couple of months ago and had side effects so came off it. I have had asthma for about 4 months now and i have put half a stone on and can not shift any weight at all since going on seretide. I know it...

    Last reply
  • Inhalers causing chest pain?

    So I’ve recently been diagnosed with asthma and I’ve been put on Alvesco once in the evening. Two days after starting it I noticed a dull pain in the Center of my chest between my breasts. I also got this pain when I used my Ventolin inhaler when I didn’t really need it. ( I had the ventolin earlier...

    Last reply
  • Asthma questions..

    On Saturday past my fire decided to put the smoke into my living room instead of outside. We cleared the room and I was very tired and was struggling to breath even a few hours after. I took my blue inhaler (I had it from having hooping cough earlier in the year) and felt mildly better. I was still struggling...

    Last reply
  • Ive had a strange cough for 5 weeks.

    5 weeks ago I had a severe allergic reaction and I went to the ER. one day later i got this strange cough and I've had ever since then. I do not feel sick. I have sore throats at night bjt that's been going on for 6 month-1 year. my nose is stuffy sometimes and I sneeze about 40 times a day....

    Last reply
  • Asthma/chest infection/pleurisy

    Started  two weeks ago asthma started to go pear shaped started rescue antibiotics and steroids this. Week pain in chest went to doctors now have pleurisy,now on all meds’ plus painkillers playing havoc with asthma  anybody else suffererd with this how long will it last?

    Last reply
  • Cold sensation when breathing in!

    Hi all PLEASE PLEASE I need some advice if anyone has experienced these symptoms..... For the last 6 months or so I have been coughing more so at night during my sleep and it wakes me up. Initially when I went to the Dr she thought I had acid reflux (which I have suffered from in the past), she put...

    Last reply
  • Ventolin Advair side effects

    I am worried about using Ventolin and advair inhalers. I have to use them when I feel difficulty in breathing but worry about their side effects. Has any one experienced any side effects of using these inhalers?

    Last reply
  • Peak Flow Diary

    I've been asked by the nurse to keep a peak flow diary for 3 weeks, which is straight forward enough - record the highest reading of 3 goes each am/pm. However, because I have a heart condition and other health issues he has told me to only tick the box in the symptoms section if my breathlessness...

    Posted
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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?

    Last reply
  • 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?

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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,...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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....

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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,...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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?

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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...

    Last reply
  • 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

    Posted
  • 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...

    Last reply
Next


We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.