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9/5/11 2:31 P

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I am so sorry you are having so many problems. Are you on maintenence medication for your asthma? Give the symbicort a chance to heal the inflamation you have in your lungs. Just do what you can regarding exercise, if you are short of breath ask your doctor about how to use your inhaler before exercise. We all go thru times when we just can't exercise. However, that does not mean we can eat carelessly. I found that out the hard way when I completely quit exercising but did not change my eating, so you can imagine what happened.

Try setting a small goal. One thing I try to do is to walk around the house during tv commericals. It is too hot for me to walk outside where I live (102 today) so I try to move as much as I can even if it isn't all at once. Do you have a pedometer? It helped me increase my activity. I started at about 1500 steps so I had lots of room for improvement. I get bored easily so I set small goals until I was walking 5000 steps. Then I made larger goals until I attained what was right for me. I haven't lost a lot but I haven't gain any either.

When you can't sleep well, you won't be able to do much of anything. Your body needs rest to heal itself. Hang in there and don't forget we are here for you!

Whatever theings are true, whatever things are noble whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy-meditate on these things.

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8/31/11 7:00 A

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When you went to the allergist did he not suggest putting you on allergy shots every week? I know when I had mine tested for the first 3 to 4 months I had to go twice a week and have one and yes that seemed to help my sinuses quite a bit. I have also had sinus surgery which I will never have again because is really messed mine up even worse. Since having the shots though and taking them for 4 yrs my sinuses have really straightened up quite a bit. I do still have the sinus infections from time to time but not like I did have. I too was put on a CPap machine and I never felt a change for me when wearing my mask for bed. I no longer wear it and took the machine back to the medical supply place. I wish you all the best and hope you can get things lined out for you.

I can do all things through Christ who strenghtens me Philippians 4:13

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8/30/11 10:27 P

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i was 16 babysitting for the neighbors, their anniversary was that day, i was gonna make them a cake. the oven didnt have all the safety features we take for granted today. the oven blew up in my face. that was nearly 40 years ago, gee how time flies. Took me thirty five years to realize that this is the cause of my asthma.
the firemen and paramedics were awesome, the doc in the emergency room told me if i had taken any deeper of a breath i would have burned my lungs.
i have no hair in my nose to filter out the air borne contaminants.
at 16 you dont think of mortality so i took up smoking cigarettes stupid thing to do.
after 20 years and when my kids started testing their wings i managed to wean myself off the smoking, but high calorie chocolates and sweets have been my downfall ever since,
for many years i suffered with instant sinus infections and would get antibiotics on a regular basis.
i was tested for allergies in the early 1990 thinking that my sinus problems were due to paesky air pollutants. i do have a lot of allergies and it was suggested that the sinus infections were allergy triggered. i was also told that i had bronchial asthma triggered by the alleriges.
last year my doc had me do a sleep study and they say i have sleep apnea. the CPAP machine is inconvenient but not really a bad thing
supposedly i am not supposed to feel tired anymore since i should be sleeping better. i dont feel like i have anymore energy than i had before.
the month of August this year has been horrible for me. i feel like a have a heavy weight on my upper chest and it hurts like heck. i cant catch my breath if i breath too deep i cough and then it hurts more. went to the doc like two to three weeks ago and i was put on a round of Prednisone the 7 day reduction pack and the inhaler. sad to say it hasnt really helped.
was at the doctor's yesterday for reg check up and we got to talking about the breathing thing he took lung xrays gave me a script for long term prednisone treatment with symbacort and the inhaler. last night after using symbacort i felt like i was able to breathe for the first time in weeks. today the breathing is back to struggling.
if you cant catch your breath how are you supposed to be able to work out?

Edited by: SWEETSADDICTION at: 9/4/2011 (12:52)
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