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10/2/08 11:07 A

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"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as EAGLES, they shall run, and not be weary;
and they shall walk, and not faint"

Isaiah 40:31

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9/17/08 2:52 P

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i am new to this but not asthma ..i have had it my whole life...i also have a son with asthma...

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9/13/08 10:14 P

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Hello and welcome to the team. Wow it must be great living in Italy. I live in Arkansas where the heat and humidity really play havoc on my asthma. Most of mine is allergy related so when the trees are budding and grass is cut for hay my asthma rears its ugly head. I know alot about those ER visits and make plenty of them myself for my asthma sometimes. I really have to watch taking prednisone due to being diabetic also and yes feel bad after having to take a round. I wish you all the best and the weight loss will help the asthma wonderfully. I have lost quite a bit and it has changed how I breath. I take Pulmicort on a daily basis for mine but for relief I take Xopenex for relief. My daughter also had asthma and takes Asmanex and Xopenex for hers. Good luck and we are always here for you.

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9/13/08 5:10 P

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Ah Italy. I love Venice. I used to live in Germany but I am now in Phoenix, AZ. I have exercise induced Asthma. The only thing that I think will fix me is to lose weight. I didn't have problems until I gained a lot of weight. So good luck to you and talk with you soon.

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9/13/08 3:43 P

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Hi, everybody, all the way from Milan, Italy!
My name is Karina and I am a California transplant to Milan, where I live my DH and DS (who is 8 and also, unf, unf, another budding asthmatic).
I am so pleased to have found this team! I have been fighting tooth and nail for the past year or so with the "BIG A", which after years of being very tame, to the point that I was able to do just about everything (as long as I had an inhaler handy!), has raised its ugly head and has been sending me to the ER about once a month, between sudden exacerbations and bronchits/pneumonia! Talk about out of control! At the beginning of summer I finally broke down and changed drs, and am now being followed by the Pulmo chief of staff of one of the best hospitals here in Milan which is comforting, BUT he hasn't been able to pull a quick fix out of his hat (I was hoping!). After having spent May and June living like an 80 yr old (actually, wrong, my mother in law is 81 and MUCH more sprightly than I was!!), in order to get a handle on things and incease O2 levels to something decent, the (new) docs put me on massive daily doses of... PREDNISONE! aarrgghh! I don't know if any/all of you have been dealing w/ this for any period of time (I imagine that a number of you HAVE!) but isn't it simply depressing that they are STILL using the SAME meds they used 30 years ago?!
Oh dear, this is getting MUCH too long! Firgive me! In short, I am thrilled to have found you, and very much looking forward to breathing better SOON so that I can start to work out again! I really, really need to - three months of pred and forced inactivity have wrought havoc with all my goals and plans! BUT I have begun to taper the pred (feeling lousy, as a result, but BREATHING) and things SEEM to be stable w/symbicort so things seem to be moving in the right direction!
Kindest regards to you all and breathe well today!

Edited by: KMELINA at: 9/13/2008 (15:41)
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