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Old 12-31-2009, 02:47 PM   #1
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Asthma- No Allergies - Just sensitive to everything

In my 5 year struggle to understand my late life onset asthma, I was told that I have no allergies, but I am sensitive to everything. Just wanted to know if there are others like me and if so what are you doing that has helped the asthma.

 
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Re: Asthma- No Allergies - Just sensitive to everything

You don't have to have allergies to have asthma. My allergies have rarely ever had anything to do with any asthma attack I may have had. I ended up with asthma at age 50 after a bout of walking pneumonia. The last asthma attack I had was over 2 years ago when we had 2 weeks of over 100 degree weather. That coupled with the humidity we have here caused shortness of breath. I upped my Flovent to 2 puff per day from the regular 1 puff, added a puff of albuterol before bedtime (laying down can cause SOB) and went back to normal routine when the weather broke. All was fine.

What is your medication routine? Are you very compliant about it? And do you have an action plan for flare ups?

 
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I have switched doctors recently. My family doctor was giving me medication for my asthma for 4 years but it was never under control. Since it was never life threatening controlling it seemed like a low priority - but I was miserable. The new doctor has tried 3 different medications and with the 3rd try I am now feeling much better. I do two meds in a nebulizer twice a day. The cough is almost gone. There is no long term plan yet since we are still in the trial and error phase. I'm a teacher and this holiday break is so great because I can stop talking. Thanks for your interest.

 
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Re: Asthma- No Allergies - Just sensitive to everything

Oh gosh...yes, you need to see a pulmonologist for your asthma. It's really best to see a specialist as there are so many options for treatment. It took a while to get my meds right so that I could jog...glad I had someone who could work with me. Hope you get to feeling better soon. Happy New Year!

 
Old 12-31-2009, 05:15 PM   #5
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I agree - go see a pulmonologist!

 
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