Asthma Support Group

Asthma is a disease of the human respiratory system where the airways narrow, often in response to a "trigger" such as exposure to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress. This airway narrowing causes symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing, which respond to bronchodilators.

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  • medic2012

    Can anyone help with some questions!!

    Hi,I'm new to the site so here's hoping I can get some really good feedback. I have adult onset asthma. But my asthma isn't like the asthma cases I read about. I never wheeze, I don't cough that much, I'm never SOB. At first I thought it might be vocal cord dysfunction. Had that checked out though. I get this strange feeling in my throat and then all of a sudden my heart starts racing and of...
  • bayrabbit01

    Kind of concerned.

    My pulse is at 79 bpm, which is a lot loer than it used to be, but my O2 level is only 80% which i know is low.  On my action plan there are three zones green = good, yellow = not perfect but ok and just to keep an eye on it, and red = bad score.  I've also been congested in my question is that is thiz a time when i should go to the hospita?What do you guyz think?Wh
  • 007bionicalman

    new to site and group

    im looking to find people who understand asthma
  • Pricey but looks very interesting
  • Ghostdancer

    Hard To Breathe

    I use inhalers for COPD and another for asthma. Currently neither seem effective and all air conditioned air smells dirty, dusty. It's harvest time here so yes lots of airborne particulates but honestly I feel like I'm breathing and driving a tractor plowing disking etc. VA triage nurse says go to ER as most do when my breathing gets this bad.
  • masseffectN7

    New to the club

    hey everyone! I'm new to the club I just joined because I feel I need to meet some like minded souls. Struggled with depression around 11 years and anxiety alongside it. I'm on meds was on fluoxetine but started to get down bad so had to change currently on citalopram and doing better. Only problem is I've recently been diagnosed with asthma and it's absolutely terrifying me and of course...
  • Ghostdancer

    Time for???

    So it's not often but occasionally coughing spells happen that must make me black out temporarily. It's like my whole body goes into a paralysis and then I'll fade back in. Worst is if it happens while driving and yes I have an upcoming doctors appointment that this will be on the agenda for discussion. Really not looking forward to that talk but better to know than wonder till it's too late.
  • ac168

    Asthma Care Project: Creating a Mobile App

    Hi everyone-I'm a full-time student at, studying User Experience Design.  My portfolio project is to design a mobile app that would help monitor and track asthma symptoms, triggers, and medication usage.I'm reaching out to anyone that has moderate to severe asthma (or cares for someone with asthma), and asking you to take 5-10 minute survey.  It would really help me understand...
  • We would like to invite you to take part in a study exploring how parenting practices such as feeding, eating and exercise are related to a child's eating behaviour, weight and health. In particular, this study is exploring how living with asthma impacts upon eating and exercise in children, however, your child does not have to have asthma for you to take part.We need parents of children who are...
  • Are there many out there who have asthma and have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Mixed Connective Tissue Disease? 
  • Fee

    Asthma and Xolair

    Hi I am new to this group and I was wondering if anyone has any experience with Xolair and its common side effects. I take the shot every two weeks for my asthma and this is my 4th shot. I am putting two and two together and believe the shot is responsible for some mild dehydration and dizziness or making me off balance. Anyone else experiencing side effects? How long do they last. I have...
  • joybell43

    New to group

    Hello everyone, I am new to this group and pretty new to asthma.  My first indication that something was wrong was in October when I started coughing and the cough never went away.  I then started getting short of breath and chest tightness.  I broke down and went to the dr in Nov and they of course did a chest ex-ray that indicated that was not expelling all the air out of my lungs and...
  • Ghostdancer


    VA commands I return at two today for another exam to listen to the rice crispies in my lungs. They want to admit me but being caregiver for adult son with Down's syndrome doesn't leave a lot of options there. Beyond that two cats, two dogs, eight fish
  • Good2balive


    I have chemical induced asthma which is a work related injury that has gradually worsened over the 6 years I have had it. I am totally disabled from the condition which has completely altered my life. I just need to talk to others who experience the everyday depression of being on extreme amount of medicine,  people not understanding your situation, not being able to live a so called normal life...
  • agwtam

    Participate in a Clinical Trial for Asthma

    Help us discover a new way to manage asthma with Breathesmart, amobile application that sends daily reminders to take your asthma medication andautomatically keeps track of your medication usage with Bluetooth straps to improve yourasthma.Compensation up to $150.00Visit