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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  • deleted_user

    Lung pain in back

    I am currently in the middle of a terrible flare up, no medicine is working, not even prednisone and my back (where my lungs are) is in a lot of pain so much so that I can't sleep on my back and most of the time can't think straight during the day.Does anybody have any advice or anything that worked?Thanks,TracieHere's praying we all get the relief we need somehow?
  • Hi guys, Are there parents of kids with asthma? My younger (5yo) brother's astma got a lot more severe lately, and my mother is obsessed with all time contact and having an eye on him. Could you tell me how are you dealing with their asthma attacks especially when you are not around? What is the hardest and why? Do you have some method of knowing what is the condition of your child? Maybe she...
  • Yesterday when I was walking back from the grocery store I breathed in thick smoke from a dumpster fire. The fire was out but the dumpster lid was completely black. I started coughing and felt my chest tighten. My chest was sore and tight after I went back home. I used ventolin, took my usual dose symbicort, alvesco and my steroid nasal spray. I used expectorant syrup and saline in my nebulizer....
  • Hi everyone-I'm a full-time student at tryDesignLab.com, 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...
  • hello,first for some background:i didn't develop asthma symptoms until college ( currently going into my senior year now). It started out as just being a little hard to breath when it was humid and I working out (3 years Ago). Since then it has grown worse. I never had an asthma attack. But I get very bad exercise induced asthma now. I even just have trouble walking around outside sometimes when...
  • dar2044

    This may be a stupid question...

    Hello. I am new to these boards and new to asthma. I have been diagnosed in May and recently had a methacholine challenge test that indicated I am in the moderate range. Because I am new to all of this, I have a question. I just moved to a new city where they have really great opportunities (compared to what I am used to) to be active such as tons of nature trails, and gym programs like...
  • Today is my last dose of prednisone and azithromycin. I saw my family doctor who said to just use saline nebules in my nebulizer more often. That I wasn't wheezing so more prednisone wouldn't help. I hardly ever wheeze. I'm having a really hard time with chest congestion, chest soreness, and shortness of breath. I wish this flare/ cold would just go away!
  • When my asthma is acting up I sometimes get swelling in my sternum/breastbone area making it hard to cough up phlegm and making my chest hurt. Does anyone else get this and if so what helps it? So far I've only had to wait for it to go away on its own. I don't know if it's lymph nodes or waht causes it. I'm having it right now.
  • eashline92

    Despite all my medication...

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    My asthma is not well controlled. I went to the doctors today and he listened to my lungs. There was wheezing despite using my rescue inhaler, my controller inhaler and my Singulair. We are thinking the next step is a nebulizer. I never had asthma as a kid but I developed Moderate Persistent Asthma last year. I am sick of it. I've spent plenty of time in the ER for severe asthma attacks this...
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  • zzzgirl

    Asthmatic

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    Hi.. I am new to the asthma thing..2 days ago I got another bad attack and and doctors have asked me to rest after giving me some meds. MedixonZeos and TurbuteBut the doctor told me i cannot be fully cured.. that this can keep happening to me..Is that true??But this means my daily actiity gets distrupted.. i had to take 3 days offf from work.. but i still feel breathless and weak. is anyone...
  • Hi... I've never been on a forum like this, but I'm desperate for other people's experiences or tips on freaking dealing with asthma and cat allergies. Fd up thing is I've dealt with asthma for like 30 years, and I've always had cats, horses and also work in Veterinary medicine. I've taken allergy shots, every antihistamine and many inhalers. So, long story short, my cats (18 and 19 yr old)...
  • Hi All, I'm working on a project to understand how other people live with asthma. it's completely confidential.  If you have 5-10minutes to answer this survey I would greatly appreciate it. http://goo.gl/forms/fgtS0bYs5gdihkGI3 if you have any questions, feel free to reply. Cheers, Jolene 
  • sneezinggirl

    Does bamboo mattress help?

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    I have been suffering from Asthma since childhood. I am under treatment and since many years my asthma had been lying low without much troubles. But sometimes I have trouble while sleeping which is probably is due to the dust in the bed or the pillows. I clean the bed everyday but still somedays I wake up due to persistent cough. My husband recently saw an ad about a bamboo mattress (...
  • Source:- http://www.belmarrahealth.com/asthma-attack-risk-reduced-by-green-dry-cleaning-using-co2-vapor/Interesting Read.... Need your opinion guys??If you have breathing problems or asthma, some household cleaning products can really bother you and irritate your breathing passages. But theres hope. New products to help clean the homes of allergy sufferers could one day make their way to the...