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5/20/10 12:30 P

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I live in the Missouri Boot-heel region and we have nothing BUT humidity in the summer. When it starts up it's time to stay inside with the air on because there's going to be a hard time breathing until it lets up. Allergens are a HUGE factor too. Then again, my list of triggers are a mile long so for you it might just be one or two things so you don't notice it often but for me it's a daily battle. It's different for everyone. You just have to find out what your triggers are and avoid them best you can. Best of luck to you! emoticon

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5/19/10 1:04 P

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Yes, I have the same experience. I think it has to do with what triggers my asthma. Maybe something new is blooming or the humidity has changed. I notice a huge difference in my breathing when the air is humid. I live in Southern Cali and when the wind is off the deserts,my asthma really kicks in from desert pollens. emoticon

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5/19/10 12:45 P

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Can anyone tell me why one day I can work my butt off on the stationary bike and the very next I have to stop 10 times just to regain the strength to continue. I was only diagnosed this past week with asthma and I was hoping some of the Vets out there could tell me if this happens to them and why. It just seems on the good days I push it to the max and then the next day I am so physically drained I literally barely have the strength to do half what I did the day before. It is so frustrating. Thank you :)

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5/13/10 1:01 P

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How did I not notice this team before? Wow. How dense of me. Ok.. well I've had asthma since high school when a freak reaction to tetracycline shut down my airways. The ER Dr insisted that it couldn't be the med since nobody ever had such a reaction and had me continue it causing it to happen again the next morning. So, after collapsing my airways twice in two days.. tada!... breathing problems for life. Yay me. emoticon

My asthma is very severe and is brought on by chemical sensitivities, environmental allergies, seasonal allergies, as well as viruses and illness. I have recently returned home from a 9 day hospitalization in the ICU step-down because I went to the circus with my kid and a woman sat next to me wearing a strong perfume and there was a musty/moldiness in the parking area. Yup.. that's all it took and I flat couldn't breathe to the point that, by the time we got to the hospital, the ER tried a "super treatment" (the hour long deals) and it did nothing. My lungs weren't moving in the lower sections at all for days.

Anyway... I'm home now and things are moving much better but, even a few weeks later, it hurts to breathe and I get tired real easy. I keep pushing myself to do a little more every day and not give up. I live in an area that's very humid in the late spring/summer so I stay in the air conditioning and pray for a cool evening or early morning when I can tend to my plants (love gardening) and just keep going the best I can. It's like I tell my son, you can't live in a bubble and avoid life because it gets a bit difficult sometimes. You have to deal with it the best you can, avoid your triggers as much as you can, and just move on. If you stop living the disease has won and it will NOT win over me.

Best wishes to all of you too!

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4/27/10 11:50 A

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Hi
I am new here and new to Spark. I have had asthma for over 60 years (did I say that number outloud??) That is a long time. I find that weather and what is pollinating makes a HUGE difference in my activity level. Cool crisp air is so much nicer to breathe for me. I grew up not being able to participate in PE classes or any sports so exercise was not ever in my lifestyle.
I am trying to do the 10 minute streaks about 3 times a day. I hope that will help my strength and endurance. I dont enjoy exercise but I see other people have changed and now like it- so I am hoping I might become one of those people.


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4/16/10 11:25 P

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Hi!

I'm new here. I'd love to say how long I've had asthma, but I don't know. I was diagnosed ten years ago by accident. I had been miserably sick for several weeks and wasn't getting better. I was practically living in my doctor's office. I went into one of my coughing fits and he came sprinting in from another room yelling I know what it is (this is after dozens of tests to rule out every crazy thing you can think of). He got an inhaler out of the cabinet, had me take a couple of puffs and I was breathing noticeably better Voila, one diagnosis of cough-variant asthma. It has since confirmed by three asthma specialists.

I'm a typically well-controlled, but during the spring and fall, it's less controlled and more difficult to keep up with. We joined a gym so I could have an air-conditioned space to work out in. I'm going to start swimming again next month. I'm hoping that will work out well.

Nice to meet everyone!

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3/19/10 5:10 P

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Hi all, I'm new here. I've had asthma all my life but after a rough start as a baby I did fine until a few years ago. I've had two really bad winters being ill all the time and have trouble keeping up with the rest of my team, even though theyre not really fit either! I'm now trying to work out what the best medication is but my GP is not very helpful.

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3/15/10 4:03 P

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Hi Everyone! This is my first day with this team!
I was just diagnosed with Asthmatic Bronchitis last week! All new to me, reading everything I can get my hands on about the disease on Mayo Clinic website and geez, all the years of 'walking pneumonia', constant mucus, constantly clearing my throat, coughing and gagging, all makes sense now! At the moment I am using 2 inhalers, Singulair, Prednisone and cough syrup with codeine and have a followup appointment this Thursday. Hope to know more then:)

UPDATE: Off the Prednisone and cough syrup...told to continue inhalers and Singular along with MuscinexDM...Have a coated tongue which is driving me CRAZY...yuck! Does that EVER get any better?


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Hi, I'm Peggy and I live in Tamarac, Florida!

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3/13/10 9:57 P

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i have to agree, if you don't take care of yourself how can you take care of your family? find out what you need to do to carry on and go from there!

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KBMOMMA24 Posts: 146
3/13/10 10:31 A

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Thanks Missmelody1,

I know I have to take it slow. It's just frustrating, that and total rest isn't an option when you have 2 little ones at home. My appointment is next week... hopefully things will look better. I certainly don't ever want to experience that again.

"even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there!"



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3/10/10 1:33 P

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Erin, just continue all your treatments...this was a VERY SEVERE HOSPITALIZATION....just take one thing at a time. You have to get better first. I had a severe respiratory hospitalization Jan09. It took a few months till I could do anything.

YOU HAVE GOT TO TAKE CARE FIRST AND FOREMOST, I know this is all so overwelming, scarry and depressing. My mother had to stay with us for a few weeks to help with me.

You are in my prayers...Just get better first..don't worry about exercise right now. emoticon

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KBMOMMA24 Posts: 146
3/10/10 7:28 A

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Hello,

I'm Erin and I searched out this group for a little encouragement that I desperately need right now.

I have recently been released from the hospital (I was there for 10 days!) for severe asthmaticus, my right lung had partially collapsed after an attack and I was in critical care. It all came about after I had several lung infections one after another (the flu, bronchitis, pneumonia) and then a trigger set me off.

Now I'm on SOOOO much meds. Symbicort, singulair, albuterol and ipatropium nebs, prednisone, a pointless antibiotic, and protonics to keep the acid reflux from all this crap, at bay. I don't feel like myself at all. Just a shaky blur during the day, and retaining water like crazy... which doesn't help the scale.

I have not been cleared to continue exercising again, yet. I'm not sure what to even expect when exercising, since my asthma has NEVER been this bad. Up until November, I was running on the treadmill in hopes to run a 5k in this coming August. Now I can barley walk across my kitchen.

I just don't know how I'm going to do it.

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"even if you are on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there!"



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2/18/10 6:10 P

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That is the beauty of this site: we are here for each other, warts and all!! Those steroids amke it so darned difficult to lose weight,, we just ahve to add to our ecercise regime and be more careful with calories... Getting healthier is the main focus, ,,

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2/9/10 12:20 A

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Hey WOWA people, you are all wonderful, reading all the introductions. I have been a pitiful smoker for many years. Like someone else spoke on, it never bothered me till 4 years ago, when I had the respirtatory infection from he_ _ ! My husband quit smoking on his birthday 4 months ago. Funny thing, I thought I was always going to have to suffer with his second hand smoke. I can't even be in an isolated area where there is smoke, BBQ grill, or the smoke that comes from frying meat on the stove, it just chokes me half to death. Yet when I do smoke I go outside.

I am lucky that the out of doors, is refreshing to my lungs, and breathing so wonderfully is like receiving a gift from the lord. I am very conscience of the fact that I need to, and must quit soon..coming to the threshold of making that happen.

Like others with Prednisone, I blew up 60 pounds last yr after a respiratory excerabation, being hospitalized for 9 days, going home on oxygen. At 5'10 1/2 tall I could be 240 and carry it well..But blooming up to 306 is another matter. My god I feel like the behemuth..(sp?) Michelin tire woman? I will say this, I can now walk up to 2 1/2 miles on a good day. THe walking is taking away my depression, although I continue to take antidepressents, at least I am now "happy" to be able to move about...

I hope my friends here can accept me for my flaws, and hopefully I can change that too.

Bless you all!

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1/5/10 3:52 P

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rjgoldens thanks for reply all i have been told is that when it comes to exercise to have my inhaler before i do it and take plenty of rest gaps if i feel tight chested.im not a expert but works for me

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Yorkiebear - Sounds like the doctors have hit the right spot. The same with me only they haven't told me so. I have newly diagnosed exercise-induced asthma. I thought I might get some pointers on how to handle the asthma.
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1/4/10 3:25 P

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hello all well back on the diet again my adventure starts here again at the doctors new doc young lady very direct lose the weight help the asthma like i dont know but yet again i have to admit the lady is right. Seems like iv'e been here before ah thats it last conversation i had with wife emoticon well i hope to get my asthma better cold been playing havoc with it. in house to hot out of house to cold ?????.but it wont beat me well talk soon good luck to all
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I am the only person in my family with allergies/asthma,,exept my daughter, posting below here,, I was diagnosed with asthma about 17 years ago, stress-induced,, Tm really cuts down on my resue inhaler time,, I do it daily..for at least 15 minutes.
Knowledge is key to this , patience and knowledge,, This is not a test you can blow off like in school: the egghead , brain will be able to control this with all the tools available to us. Insist your medical caretakers listen to you, and take care of yourself.!

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12/26/09 2:38 P

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Hi, I'm new and so amazingly glad this forum exists because many of my peers/friends do not understand that even though [someoneyouknow] has asthma and can run a 5KM race does not mean all asthmatics can. Which also frustrates me when some people have been diagnosed with 'asthma' when it was merely allergies with a cold or another respiratory problem and they only need that controlled or rescue inhaler that one time. And this people turn on me when I am having an asthma attack exercise induced or not. They say I am faking or over exaggerating. [Yes, I love when my neck muscles hurt so bad because I am using them to try and breathe, since I am faking it.]

I am sorry about that tangent, a co-worker a few days ago flipped on me for that scenario, except it was because I inhaled too much of corn niblets. I worked in a deli until the other day. Sooo..

Hi, my name is Re, I have had asthma for 20 years, since I was 6 years old. I think the roller coaster of asthma the past 20 years have been more of the people around me not understanding or not wanting to understand more than my specific symptons and attacks. Only two full hospitalizations my whole life! Granted the last time they were thisclose to intebating me. The was the last time I let myself ignore my asthma and stopped being non-compliant.

Anyway, this summer I hiked and could not breathe but it was because I was so out of shape. I was able to calm my breathe, drink water and didn't have to use my inhaler! I vowed that I would get to the point that my asthma is why I can't breathe and not because of the massive fat around my heart and lungs! It will be a proud accomplishment. And I am NOT saying I want an attack AT ALL. It's more of a fake goal.

again, Hi. I talk/type a lot. :)

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12/15/09 9:18 P

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Hi, I'm Vicki. Pretty new to this website. I've had asthma since childhood with a recent flare-up in the past couple of years (pneumonia, bronchitis, prolonged shortness of breath, etc). I struggle with getting back to exercise after a flare-up. When is a good time to return? Does anybody have any tips for that?

Great to be here!

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11/18/09 5:26 P

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Hi, I'm Laurie and I'm ssoo excited that this group is here. I have had asthma all my life and have it under control most of the time, with flovent and the rescue inhale when needed. This year has been very hard thou and I am on max does of both with prednisone on top of it. It seems that I am afaird to do anything now and an looking for low stress work out and hoping this will pass soon. THX

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hey there everybody!! tryind to keep up with all my groups, but it's not always easy. just got on advair, i think it's that disk inhaler. that has really helped ALOT. it cut down on my rescue inhaler like there is no tomorrow! hope everyone breaths a little better this spook day and don't forget to turn you clocks back for DL savings time sunday night!!

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HI My name is Tracy and I've been on Spark people since April, but wasn't really active within the groups. As the summer came I sort of got off track with the site. Now I'm back in the game and found this group. I've had asthma ever since I can remember, and dont know what life is like without it. Exercising has always been tough for me but I've remained active anyway, Id like to use this group as inspiration as well as for education in learning how others deal with the same issues I encounter.

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9/29/09 10:49 P

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I'm sorry i'm a little late for this post. I am an old member but wasn't really active on the boards but I want to be again. I was Diagnosed with Chronic Asthma almost 15 years ago. Back then there was only ventolin and albuterol avalible to me. I now take Adavir(work really well for me), singulair, and albuterol when I need it. I also take omeprozol which is for my acid reflux but it is also good for the asthma too. The only thing I really struggle with is the tightening feeling I get in my upper chest when I excercise. Welcome to all the new members.

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9/7/09 3:03 P

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Hi everyone!

I have newly-diagnosed exercise-induced asthma. I suspect I've had it all my life, but it never was a problem unless I was running until recently.

I was diagnosed with a methacholine challenge test and told to take an inhaler 20 minutes prior to exercise. I am still working on perfecting the timing, as I am not consistent with when I start the dripping, lose my breathing, and start coughing. I also started taking Zyrtec D, as I find that my breathing is worse outside than inside.

In any event, I am very open to any hints/tips/suggestions you may have. My body can go for much longer than my lungs and I am very interested in breathing techniques. Anyone know of any programs that could help? I can walk fast forever...take spinning classes with minimal issue...but can't run 5k for my life. HELP!!!!

Thank you :)

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8/24/09 11:13 P

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Every time I see the name of this group WOWA I think WOW!!! Then I read the posts here and I really go WOW!! There are so many people affected by asthma, aren't there?
When I was just two years old my dad smoked around me and I developed lung problems from then on. There were long periods of time when I couldn't go to school or play because of attacks.
After I married, doctors finally found medication that would help...not stop...help. Now fortunately we all have the very best- and getting better- types of meds. Some, however, never helped me except to make me have other side affects. Primtene made my heart race so badly. Proair was like breathing in air for me. No medical help at all. I finally asked the doctor for Ventalin HFA and that does help. I do also take Symbicort and Singulair.
As for exercising, I have found that exercises with the bands makes me breathe hard, but no asthma. And when I walk, I have found that drinking lots of water before, during and after the walk keeps my bronchial airways clear of mucus so I breathe easier. I do use my inhaler still, of course...but have learned when I do how to actually use it properly...using a spacer helps me. I use a peak flow meter also. None of this will cure me..for lack of medical attention through numerous bouts of pneumonia has scarred my lungs...but I do breathe a little easier...especially since I am losing some weight.
I hope you all find some way to get better control.. Nothing is like breathing through a straw, is it?


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Hi, I am new to this board. I have been battling with asthma for past ten years.I live in BC where it is very damp and not always good for me but this is my home for now.
I am on prednisone daily(low dosage) for rest of my life and often have to go on high doses for 2-3 weeks at a time.
But I must add I have not had a high dose for over 2 years now.
I have inhalers I use day and night and nebula's I use as needed.
I am trying to stay fit and joining some low impact exercise groups in next few weeks..once doc gives me the go ahead.
I will try the water ones as he seems to think I will do good at that.
A few months ago I did the biggest loser at our gym but only lasted 6 weeks as too much running For my lungs to handle.
I hope this helps and I love SP..... emoticon

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Hi this is my first day on your team, ( I am not very good with computers so sorry if i mess up.) in 2005 i had a pulmonary embolism and my lungs are half functioning. Now asthma but am petrified of going to gym and having my levels of oxygen dip dangerously low. Not sure what to do ( joined Spark beginning june this yr) thanks

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just wanted to say hello, because this is my first time on this page or in this community. My asthma is under control for the most part.

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Hi everyone;

Glad to have found this team today. I just got back from the doctor and not only is my asthma worsening, but now my 2 year old daughter has just been officially diagnosed with it too.

I am happy to have found a community where others understand the extra challenges faced when trying to get healthier weights and habits. I don't want it to be an excuse, but asthma plus a bad cold/flu season and a toddler have made my last year filled with more unhealthy days than healthy one.

I hope to be able to learn and share tips for overcoming these challenges as we all work on our goals. emoticon

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Welcome to the team, Pam..glad you don't suffer from asthma all the time. emoticon


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Hi. My name is Pam and I am new to the team. I have allergy-induced asthma that is only bad in spring and summertime or after a virus. I am very lucky that exercise makes it better -- I run and cough up a lot of junk. Cleaners, paint, perfume, wet dogs and cats on my pillow make me worse.

...Pam

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I was diagnosed a year ago about the same time I joined SparkPeople. Cold air and windy days seem to affect me the most. My work shifts are 9-12 hours long and also make me wheezy at times. This summer I will make significant change in how I eat and exercise and learn when to use my inhaler.

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Hi Amy, welcome to the team. We are all here for you. Glad your are a part of our team.


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Hi everyone. I'm Amy from Wisconsin. I was diagnosed with exercise-induced asthma about 20 years ago. I haven't had many issues with my asthma, although I was pretty much a couch potato for 14 years so that could be why! emoticon

I have a couple asthma-related questions for the group, but I will post those in the appropriate threads!

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Hey all. My name is Liz. I'm a 24 yr old full-time working, full-time mom of 2 beautiful little boys.I've been with their daddy for 4 1/2 yrs. We finally decided to get married this fall!!

I've been overweight my whole life. BUT never this big. So I am now on a mission to save MY life.

My asthma seems to act up when allergy season comes in to play, when it is really hot, when I exercise, and when I am ill (colds, brohncitis, etc).

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Hi Beth, welcome to the team. Glad to have you join us.
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Hi there! I'm Beth, 34 years old and living in Houston, TX. I've had asthma since I was 3 but it improved greatly through my 20's. My attacks now tend to come on when I am sick with other respiratory illnesses(colds, bronchitis, etc.) I have been pretty scared to exercise my entire life after multiple hospitalizations following school PE classes. However, I am using Spark people and the info I am learning here to try to build up my endurance and find ways to exercise despite my asthma. Very excited about this team and thanks for taking on the challenge of being co-leader!

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Hi Kim and welcome to the team. I am new here myself, but not new to asthma. My Dad died 2 weeks before my twelfth birthday and I developed asthma shortly thereafter. Docs said it was emotional, but it is also triggered by exercise, smoke, dust, etc. I have been doing quite a bit of strength training and doing okay with it, but when I start the cardio, I have to really take it easy. I had joined CURVES, but I have not been able to go for a few months, as everytime I go, I have an asthma attack.
Keep up the good work, and know that whenever you need any help or support, this is the place to come.
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5/11/09 9:18 A

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Hi, my name is Kim and I am brand new to spark and so excited that there is a working out with asthma group! I'm 27 and have had asthma ever since I was 5 and got my very own nebulizer when I was 7 to stop the frequent trips to the hospital.....

My asthma is induced my exercise, cold air, dust or smoke. So exercising or even going to the gym has been a struggle for me. But I am finally determined not to let it control my exercising anymore.

Kim

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5/5/09 4:29 P

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I am really glad you came back,, that is all that matters.. when I cannot do the cardio, I sit and do the strength exercises with the band or ball..any little bit helps!!

Edited by: PICKIE98 at: 5/5/2009 (16:30)
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5/5/09 9:17 A

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Hi, I'm Robin. I'm from north central PA and have had asthma about 45 years. I did have a few years when I lived in W. Texas, where it was not as bad. But, the past 2 years,it has been worse. I use Advair every day, and I hate it. My pro-air does not seem to be doing anything. The doctor says I just have to live with it. I start to do my exercises each day, and end up having to go sit down.


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5/1/09 1:07 P

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HELLO I WANTED SOME ADVICE I WANT TO START RUNNING BUT IT SEEMS THAT I GET TIRED REALLY REALLY QUICK AFTER LIKE 2 MIN. AND WELL I THINK THAT BY RUNNING I WILL LOOSE MORE WEIGHT IS JUST THAT ASTHMA IS STOPPING ME HOPEFULLY YOU CAN SUGGEST SOMETHING..

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LITHE11 Posts: 38
4/30/09 5:27 P

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Hi! I'm from Lafayette, Colorado and was diagnosed with asthma last year. My asthma is pretty mild and it hasn't been too much of a problem until recently. Exercise in cold, dry air has been my trigger. But I got a cold and have been starting to have symptoms at the drop of a hat for the slightest bit of exertion. The cold is pretty much over except for the occasional cough, but I need to use my inhaler more frequently now. Fortunately, I remembered that I could use my inhaler before exercising and avoid symptoms entirely. But can anybody tell me if there is a chance my symptoms could ease back down to where they were before or if this increase is going to stay?

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4/28/09 9:38 P

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Hi everyone i am Kat and i an from Phenix City Alabama. I went to the doctors today and found out i have asthma today. I am now on a inhaler i have to carry with me now along with my diabetic machine. I just wanted to say hi have a good one

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4/24/09 10:42 A

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Hi. I am from Richmond, KY. I am able to control my asthma with my inhaler at the moment. BUT, it's been getting worse every year. I was diagnosed with asthma 28 years ago as a child and never had problems until about 10 years ago. That's when I began gaining a lot of weight and the Kentucky allergy season began to kick my butt. I've seen my mother struggle to control her asthma for the last 10 years since menopause hit her and I don't want to have the same problems.



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4/21/09 7:51 P

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i hear ya sister! i swear my treadmill is laughing at me right now! no matter how many inhalers i have there still seems to be a problem that can't be solved.

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4/15/09 9:44 P

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Hello all...My name is Joannah and I joined this group last week when my asthma knocked me on my hind end. I have had asthma since childhood, but it has gotten worse in the past couple of years. I take pulmicort, singular, claratin and albuterol as needed. The big problem that has arisen is that the HFA inhalers do not work at all for me so I have to use my nebulizer...alot! All of this is getting frustrating and overwhelming. Well enough about my lungs. I am glad to be here!

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4/8/09 12:25 P

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Hey, I'm Nikki. I've dealt with asthma since I was about 5 or 6 years old. I used to do gymnastics but now I'm well on my way to old and fat and gray! I live Franklin, KY. Great place for allergies! I'm wanting to try to start doing some jogging/running. Besides asthma, my shin splints are hindering me. I have been taking Allegra, Singulair, and Maxair for about 8 years now. They are really working well for me. I didn't realize this team existed until I saw it on another members page.

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4/7/09 11:53 A

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Hey everyone. im dawn from mass. joined last month its been great ever since. love it here. i use an inhaler as needed some days i dont need it other days i do. it i have had asthma for roughly about 4 months ( thats when i was told i have it) it could have been longer though) we thought it was due to smoking but now i dont smoke and i work out a little asthma is not going away. its ok though as long as i have my proair im fine.

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