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Old 02-06-2005, 09:38 AM   #1
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harley1217 HB User
New to Asthma

Hi everyone.
I am new to this site and was diagnosed with having asthma two days ago.
It was very unexpected to learn that i had this as well as the fact that every dr that ran tests on me asked if i had a history of asthma in my family, which no one related to me does... odd?
I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction (website or books available) so that I might be able to understand this condition better and if anyone had any suggestions on living with asthma as well.

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Old 02-06-2005, 09:53 AM   #2
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blondy2061h HB User
Re: New to Asthma

Hi and welcome to the boards? What symptoms did you have leading to your diagnosis? What meds are you taking.

I've had asthma for a year now. The best suggestions I have are to make sure you take your meds and be honest with the doctor about how you are feeling. Use a spacer with any aerosal meds- it helps a lot. Did your doctor show you how to take your inhalers? I was doing it incorrectly at first, and it helped a lot once I learned the right way to do it.

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Old 02-06-2005, 12:58 PM   #3
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Midget HB User
Re: New to Asthma

Ditto on the spacer. :-)

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