My daughter and I are both asthmatic with many allergies. I got rid of some of my asthma triggers a couple years ago by: getting all leather living room furniture, tearing out all carpet in house, refinishing hardwood floors in my three bedrooms, replacing living room and hallway carpeting, gutting both bathrooms and putting in tile floors, replacing old furnace with 92% efficiency one with a humidifier and super-air filter, installed central air last September, (have not used it yet), wash all bed pillows frequently, vacuum and spray mattresses frequently. THey make a spray that you can use on your furniture and mattresses to kill dust mites!
I, too, got on the tread yesterday and could only do a half mile and was wheezing.. This bitter cold air in MIchigan is horrible!! Keep up the meds and doctor visits and good luck! Linda
Edited by: PICKIE98 at: 2/6/2009 (18:41)
SIX YEARS SPARKING!!
Lost 66 pounds!
Total SparkPoints: 313,421
SparkPoints Level 24
Fitness Minutes: (33,430) Posts: 6,146 2/6/09 11:06 A
Hello and welcome to the team. I too live in an old dusty house with 3 cats and am managing my asthma pretty good especially being pregnant. My asthma is mostly allergy induced and take allergy shots once a week which helps me out considerably. My daughter also has it which is exercised induced and pray she might grow out of it some day. Some days for me it's a struggle and spring and winter are my hardest seasons to breathe with. I live in Arkansas so humidity is hard on my asthma. I wish you all the best and good luck with your weight goals. Once June comes and I have my baby I will be back on track quickly. So far I have not gained any weight with the baby and pray I can stay that way and she grows as she should. We are always here for you.
Cherly I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me Philippians 4:13
Hi all! I've been involved with Spark for a little over a year. At first I had success then failure, and decided 2009 was going to be MY year! I jumped on my treadmill two weeks ago and nearly called 911 after 15 minutes. Apparently, I've developed asthma since the last time I attempted to exert myself. After a day at the local hospital for test, it was confirmed I have asthma. I have an inhaler, and a follow up with my doctor in a week to see just how bad I am. I live in upstate NY, where the weather has been awful all winter, and I also have a dusty old house and three cats! I can't move to a new house, I'm not getting rid of my cats, and I can't go for a walk outside until the ice melts and we actually have sidewalks again. So for now, I feel trapped! I'm scared to get on my treadmill again, and wonder what my future holds. I'm glad there's a team for others like myself. I knew there would be, Spark is awesome! Thanks in advance for any responses I get. I guess I'm just looking for moral support, and suggestions on how to achieve my goal WITHOUT MUCH OXYGEN! lol
If I always do what I always did, I'll get what I always got.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.