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SamuelTaylor posted a new activity comment 2 hours, 56 minutes ago

Hi Shellzoo!

I love questions like this because I have asthma but I make it a goal to keep active. It’s good to find activities that keep the body strong but keep your asthma under control.

Leon is right, you might find more people responding to this on the Q&A section of the site or the Facebook page. So I’d recommend you try those pages o…

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sashabear commented on the post, Are Asthmatics Nerds? 4 hours, 44 minutes ago

Awesome,

If this is someone you see a future with, then you discuss what you have, and excuse yourself to go to the rest room to use your medication. Say nothing but go somewhere private to use your inhaler. We cannot change people’s prejudice, nor their desire to make fun of “others”…It has become a societal pass time. When I go to the gym,…

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Leon Lebowitz, RRT replied to the topic Surprising/confusing allergy test results in the forum Newly Diagnosed 1 day, 17 hours ago

Hi rjmoon and thanks for your post. While I’m hopeful others in our community will share their own anecdotal experiences, I thought you might get more of a response by posting this in our ‘question and answer’ section. You can access it here: https://asthma.net/q-and-a/. As well, you may stimulate more discussion by posting it on our asthma…

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Shellzoo posted an update 1 day, 21 hours ago

I want to get more active but have always hated running. I have memories of 8th grade gym class and being forced to run around the baseball fields without resting or walking. I would end up hunched over, struggling to catch my breath and my stomach muscles would hurt really bad. I felt like a wimp since nobody else seemed to have any problems.…

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rjmoon started the topic Surprising/confusing allergy test results in the forum Newly Diagnosed 1 day, 21 hours ago

I was diagnosed with asthma about eight months ago. I’ve been bothered by dust (sneezing spells, runny nose, itchy eyes, etc) for years, and now dust is a major asthma trigger for me as well. I can’t sweep, dust or vacuum, or really do anything that stirs up house dust, without setting off my asthma. I’ve started pre-medicating with my reliever…

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rjmoon replied to the topic Steroids and teeth!! in the forum Newly Diagnosed 1 day, 23 hours ago

I was told by my dentist that inhaled steroids can cause cavities and to make sure I rinse my mouth really thoroughly after using it. I’ve also read that oral steroids can cause bone loss, so maybe they could damage teeth as well?
Either way, it sounds like you are doing the best anyone could do especially considering she has other serious health…

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Leon Lebowitz, RRT commented on the post, New Job, No Problem! 2 days, 1 hour ago

Hi Heather and thanks for your post. We appreciate you sharing your current situation with asthma and your work environment. It does sound like you have been able to bring this under a certain level of control for your condition in this (work) environment. It’s also good to hear you’ve been able to share (with your employer) about your condition…