It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Asthma Message Board

Do I have asthma, and anyone experience this?

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-10-2008, 06:05 AM   #1
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dublin,Ireland
Posts: 6
Trilla HB User
Do I have asthma, and anyone experience this?

Apologies for the layout of this below, its copied and pasted from a log I've been keeping. Finally being sent to specialist at the end of the motnh. Never had asthma or breathing probs until July of last year. Anyone any ideas?


**************************************** ******************

June 2007 – Gave up cigarettes (5-10 a day)

July 2007 – Chest infection, tickly cough with stringy yellow phlegm

Saw 3 doctors, breathing got worse, 3rd doc sent me to hospital

August 28th – 3 day stay in Hospital. given symbicort, ventilin, predisolone (for 24 days 16x3,14x3,12x3,…..,) allergy tablets, antibiotic. X-ray and blood tests clear

Sept 10th – Check-up in Hospital, got all clear

Oct - Bad breathing returned, went to local Doc – sybmicort increased 200/6 & steroids, two different antibiotics again.

Dec 13th – Pain in arms occurred, darting and very sore. First occurrence of such pains. Breathing bad again (10 days off steroid), given more steroids and sent for ECG.

Jan 14th - Breathing again bad, dark green phlegm. Given singular, antibiotics and more symbicort. Lower back and arm pain intermittent.

Feb – breathing improving, first time very good in 7 months. Pains in arm getting worse. ECG & blood tests clear in A&E. Pain eased and didn’t occur for 2/3 weeks again. Changed to Seritide from Symbicort.

March 3rd – Rash on hand, arm pain again. Conjunctivitis, breathing and phlegm probs again!! Steroid cleared rash and breathing eased for 10/14 days. Blood tests reveal possible arthritis, high white blood cells and calcium.

March 22nd – Constant cough and breathing bad (stuck in throat). Given predisolone constant for 5 days (20mgs pd)

April 2nd – Pain in both arms returned. Breathing very well. Producing very little phlegm.

April 8th – Breathing not as good as last week. Coughing up mostly clear phlegm. No Arm pain in 7 days. Lower back pain, hurts when cough.

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 04-14-2008, 05:35 PM   #2
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Diamond, Illinois, USA
Posts: 633
Vanessa74 HB User
Re: Do I have asthma, and anyone experience this?

Hi Trilla,

WOW - I am very sorry for what you are suffering. Sounds like you got some nasty type of lung infection that may have casued some breathing problems to linger.

I am glad that you are going to see a specialist -he or she will do tests to determine what is happening with you.

It does sound like you may be suffering from asthma - possible brought on by the lung infection

Also, please treat yourself for Acid Reflux/GERD (from all the Prednisone you had to take, really upsetting to the stomach) - try over the counhter Prilosec or Pepcid XS - stomach/acid problems can make breathing really bad.

Also, some of your pain and other symptoms may be Prednisone side effects/withdrawl - please take some time to look into that.

Best of luck to you - I hope that you make out well.


Last edited by Vanessa74; 04-14-2008 at 05:36 PM.

Old 04-15-2008, 02:22 AM   #3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dublin,Ireland
Posts: 6
Trilla HB User
Re: Do I have asthma, and anyone experience this?

many thanks for your reply Vanessa. some Docs reckon i dont have asmtha, others reckon that I do! I just hope this specialist can wave his/her magic wand and get me on the right road. thanks again for takin time to read it.


Old 08-17-2008, 10:14 AM   #4
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dublin,Ireland
Posts: 6
Trilla HB User
Re: Do I have asthma, and anyone experience this?

HI all

After another stay in hospital (it got bad again) and some tests, docs are still uncertain but I may have CSS *Churg Strauss Syndrome. I definitely had Eosinophilic Pneumonia...and after two stints of predisolone (one 6 weeks, one 4 weeks) when two weeks pass without it my breathing gets worse, roof of my mouth is very very wet and soft and everything (at night especially) comes down from my nose to my chest. Makes mornings a horrible experience.

The pain i experienced was from bursting eosinophilic cells, and are apparently meant to be very painful...which sounds about right!

Anyone experience something similar? Or recommend anything? The roof of my mouth is horrible and getting really bad sinisis at times.


Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Could I possibly have asthma? marrrasmom Asthma 7 11-01-2009 05:27 PM
Please-anyone else have this? kellysmum Asthma 3 03-26-2008 07:48 AM
I have trouble breathing in humidity VivreEstEsperer Lung & Respiratory Disorders / COPD 6 08-04-2007 04:18 PM
asthma and chest infection - in hospital becks24 Asthma 0 07-08-2007 03:11 AM
my experience with asthma CGA81 Asthma 8 06-17-2007 09:29 PM
newly diagnosed with coughing variant asthma and I have some questions geekgrrl Asthma 5 03-26-2005 11:03 AM
How to tell if I have asthma? lamal3 Asthma 4 03-12-2004 12:37 PM
yeah...I think I have asthma! eemccracken Asthma 6 03-05-2004 12:01 PM
asthma dallasis Asthma 0 01-06-2003 01:31 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Sign Up Today!

Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

I want my free account

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:53 PM.

Site owned and operated by™
© 1998-2018™ All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!