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Old 04-08-2005, 10:30 AM   #1
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Hi can anyone help with my asthma???

Hi.....i been to the nurse/doctor etc my treatment is a puff of ventolin twice aday and one puff a day with becotide250(was on 2 puffs but it didnt make any difference)...after ventolin i hit the 800 stop on the nurses peak flow meter (35year male) but this gradually goes down thru out the day to 600 in which i feel tight and then take ventolin...all in all the treatment i am on is just right imo.....BUT i am aware i should be around 650 for my age/sex but to me i feel wheezy at that???I never let it go below 580 (around 80%).

BUT my 2 questions are:-

1...If a normal person without asthma took ventolin would they record a higher peak flow?

2...I never cough This confuses me as i thought asthma was mucous which blocks the airways and then forces you to cough to expell it???What form of asthma could i have or is it just my anxiety problem doin this???


Thanks for your time..i know i aint a serious sufferer but it still does feel unpleasant.

 
Old 04-08-2005, 11:18 AM   #2
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Re: Hi can anyone help with my asthma???

I personally never heard of it being Asthma and never any coughing. Do you get short of breath, or feel breathless at times?
See I am different, I don't wheeze that often, but I get short of breath, I cough, and my chest gets really tight majority of the time, I even feel weak and at times lightheaded.
Asthma can be kind of difficult to detect at times. It does sound like anxiety to me, but I am not a doctor. Is chest tightness the only symptom you get?

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Old 04-08-2005, 03:14 PM   #3
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Re: Hi can anyone help with my asthma???

I don't cough much either, and usually when I do cough it's just in the shower or other humid places. Often times, I just get short of breath/tight chest feeling...and I don't wheeze (least I've never heard myself wheeze).

 
Old 04-08-2005, 07:09 PM   #4
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Re: Hi can anyone help with my asthma???

I think asthma is very different for people. I never dreamed I had asthma because I never wheeze, never had an asthma attack, cold air doesn't bother me (in fact I feel better when its cold outside), and only cough when I am sick with a cold or bronchitis. But I do get short of breath when I exert myself. But I have had two specialists diagnose me with asthma. I am a 48 year old female, 5'3", and my normal peak flow is 470-500. That is really a high normal for my age and height. I am on Advair twice a day and nothing else. Albuterol doesn't really help me. I do have hayfever and sinus problems. The only reason I went back to the doctor was I had a feeling I couldn't get a good breath, but nothing major. I thought it was anxiety as I was going through a really tough time with my son then. I still think it was anxiety. I was worried I had emphysema since my father died with it . But I have never smoked and the doctor said it would be very rare. But I am improving with Advair. I have been on it a year almost and my peak flow has gone from 400 to almost 500 and I can exercise better than ever.

 
Old 04-18-2005, 03:01 PM   #5
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Re: Hi can anyone help with my asthma???

My peak flow at its best is about 350. YOu are really getting alot of air.

 
Old 04-19-2005, 12:34 PM   #6
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My peak flow is great, but my small airways aren't too good. They are about 50% of normal. That is what the spirometry test showed, but I don't really notice it. I am building up my lungs by exercise. I can now walk/run two miles in 30 minutes. I really need to lose weight also. I am about 70 lbs overweight.

 
Old 04-19-2005, 08:02 PM   #7
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Re: Hi can anyone help with my asthma???

diff people have diff type of conditions. I knew a doctor who himself only had asthma
at the age of 25 which is unlike most who had it since young. But he managed to cure himself back to normal level.

 
Old 01-02-2008, 01:43 AM   #8
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Re: Hi can anyone help with my asthma???

i have cough problem, i have this problem from 19 years old.i have been to many doctors. at last , they told becuase of sinus , i am getting this cough so i had a surgery(sinus) in my nose. but after 1 month , it become worse ....i cough daily even continuosly more than 3 hours...it worsening ....i take ventorlin salbutamol inhaler for controlling my cough ( for 2 months)... but i scarred to continue .. if i continue this,will it be affect my health. please help me to control my cough

 
Old 01-02-2008, 04:49 AM   #9
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Re: Hi can anyone help with my asthma???

Treat Asthma with Indian Goose berry as well as honey. How to make: Indian gooseberry has also proved precious in asthma. Five Gms of gooseberry mix with one tablespoon of honey is useful in the treatment of this disease. It must be taken every morning for one month. The symptoms of asthma are resolve in a month.

 
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