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Old 06-15-2001, 06:48 AM   #1
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Unhappy Difficulty breathing in hot weather,,,

Hello. I too have asthma. I use Flovent and Atrovent. What I have "real" trouble with is when it gets very hot and the air is so thick it feels like I have a bag over my head. Even my medicines only help so much then. I was wondering if anyone else experiences this problem, and what do you do for relief. I know staying inside helps, but we can't always be indoors. I had a bad bout with pneumonia and since then my breathing has suffered for it. Anyway, any suggestions will be most appreciated. Thank You.

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Old 06-15-2001, 08:15 AM   #2
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Faith, sweetie hot weather is just sometimes we can't do anything about. I have had asthma now for about 10 years and I am in the hospital at least once a year with pneumonia. Air condioners are our friends!!!
At night when my lungs fill up I will sit up and sleep on my recliner sofa. I love when winter comes along so I can breathe. This weekend is hot and steamy so I know I am in for it. Take care and stay on your med's and stay inside.

Old 06-15-2001, 12:47 PM   #3
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I find humid weather any time of the year bothers my asthma. Sometimes some Vicks on my chest at night (along with my prescription meds) give some extra relief.

Old 07-08-2001, 09:16 AM   #4
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HI Folks,
I live in Los Angeles. This past week has been real hell. We are normaly realllly dry but we've been getting the AZ monsoon storms. like 75% humidty. Been killing me. But you know what I do and it realllly seems to help. I have a fan going 24/7. Not sure if it's just in my mind but it helps me breath. shrug. I even have a fan going in the winter. I have a real aversion to not having a fan going all the time.

Old 07-14-2001, 04:46 AM   #5
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I too have troubles in the summer, i find also the best bet is a fan or A/C..if you need to be up right at night. check with medical supply company there is a special form that you put under your pillow or mattress and it will keep your head raised, i've had one now for 4 mths and find that it helps alot at night,(stopped me from sleeping in a chair)

Old 07-28-2001, 10:53 PM   #6
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Humidity is the worst. I was using my inhalers at least 10 times a day for asthma attacks for a few of those really humid days. You should carry a paper fan, like one of those compact kind that wraps into a small rectangle or something.

Recently, fanning myself with a brochure helped me when I got into a little lift car that was poorly ventilated and there was not enough air flow.

Just an idea. It helps.
Take Care now.

Old 07-29-2001, 12:53 PM   #7
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I don't have asthma, but I do have lung problems and am on ihaler; servent, pulmacort(and aburtotal when needed) and I also have a hard time in hot humid weather but also when it gets really cold out-does others have the same problem?
God Bless.

Old 07-30-2001, 08:24 AM   #8
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Hello Cutenbrat: Oh yes cold weather is difficult for me also. I have to cover my mouth to warm the air when I breathe sometimes. Living here where it can get very cold in the winter certainly causes me some problems at times. Good-luck to you and all who have kindly responded to my original post.

Old 08-01-2001, 04:24 PM   #9
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yeppers, Hot weather is hard on me too. I have to sleep with the ceiling fan all the time. Even in the winter. The air has to be moving. My eyes sure pay for it. Now I sleep with a sock filled with rice over my eyes to keep them from drying out. And for an added touch at times I warm the sock in the mircoware for 30 seconds. Oh heaven that is on the eyes. At least something can feel good when I have a hard time breathing. A/C is my friend. I managed to get hold of a couple of old ones that friends were throwing away. I only use them when I am in the room, have to save money. I don't need them to cool the place just to breath. Now if only I can get the cars a/c fixed.


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