Re: Wheezing is new
I have "had" asthma for many years, and of course wheezing is part of that.
Sjogrens was diagnosed 10 years ago, at age 53, and the rheumatologist didn't mention any connection to wheezing. Now I am on Advair inhaler, which has reduced my wheezing to about zero. My asthma doctor says my lungs are not working up to par, but it is such a relief to be able to breathe reliably...
I wonder if there is a connection? I got asthma symptoms as an adult, age 28 after I had been smoking for a number of years. But not everyone who smokes gets asthma.... I never had it as a child, even though my father smoked in the house until I was about 10.
Sjogrens has seemed a minor part of my problems. The asthma was reallly bad for years as I couldn't afford meds, but now is not much of an issue.
I have pain in my hands arms, shoulders, feet, back, etc. and was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, arthritis and repetitive stress syndrome. So much of my daily concerns are about these things, as it interferes with activities and the pain keeps me awake at times.
Mostly it all makes me tired and overwhelmed. When I first started having pain in my hands I was very upset. Now I know I can reduce the pain by accupressure and stretching, exercises and staying off the keyboard too much, and too much gardening , cooking, etc so it is just a nagging thing that never goes away, but I have learned to live with...
Last edited by Dianescat; 09-07-2009 at 12:09 PM.