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Leon Lebowitz, RRT commented a story 1 hour, 17 minutes ago

Hi again, Davo, and thanks for your post. You may be aware we cannot provide medical advice or diagnostics over the internet (for your own safety), but your concern certainly warrants a reply.

In the most general of terms, if the activity/exertion associated with a coronary stress test acts as a trigger, that might cause a reaction of some…

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Leon Lebowitz, RRT posted a new activity comment 1 hour, 21 minutes ago

Hi sulu, and thanks for your posts. I’m sorry to hear you had a severe asthma attack today and that it was the cough that triggered it. How are you feeling now? Did you need to see medical intervention? Please let us hear back from you when you are able.
All the best,
Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

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Leon Lebowitz, RRT posted a new activity comment 1 day, 1 hour ago

Hi again, Shellzoo, and thanks for sharing your own personal assessment following two years of managing this condition. It does sound like you have everything under good control. Keep up the good work! And, thanks for your kind words about our asthma.net website. We appreciate your feedback.
All the best,
Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

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Shellzoo posted an update 1 day, 1 hour ago

So I am nearing my 2 year anniversary of being diagnosed and treated for asthma. As I reflect back, I realize I don’t constantly notice my breathing anymore. My GERD is under control. I sleep through the night I generally awaken well rested. I don’t need naps. I hardly ever catch colds anymore. I have finally successfully lost 50 pounds and…

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Shellzoo commented on the post, Everyone with Asthma Needs a Flu Shot This Year 1 day, 3 hours ago

As a nurse, I know how absolutely important the flu shot is. Not only does it protect us, it protects others who are at risk for complications from the flu. Often I see friends post to social media that they never get the flu shot or get sick yet later post how they caught the flu. It can take weeks for the lungs to recover after the flu.…

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Shellzoo commented on the post, 9 Tasks For Someone Else To Do 1 day, 3 hours ago

Sorting through dusty boxes has been a problem for me in the past as has exercising outside in the winter. I hire out the lawn care and snow plowing. Another job to consider giving someone else is grilling food outside. I still enjoy firing up the Weber grill but, I don’t grill on windy or high pollen count days. Nice article and always good t…

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Tammy commented a story 1 day, 12 hours ago

The humidifier does help in the sense that I can breath easier through my nose because if I’m mouth breathing it definitely aggravates my asthma.

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John Bottrell, RRT posted a new activity comment 1 day, 17 hours ago

Sometimes it’s difficult to know for sure what’s triggering it. I experience the same thing at times. Hopefully the humidifier helps you to feel better? Keep us posted. John. asthma.net site moderator.

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Tammy posted an update 2 days ago

Yes Im under the care of a Dr. I am on Airduo, Flonase, Singulair and Albuterol. I also have to take allergy meds at night. I have been struggling for the last 2 days to keep it under control. Im not sure what’s triggering it.Maybe just the dry winter air. I just filled my bedside humidifier. Hoping it gives some relief.

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Leon Lebowitz, RRT posted a new activity comment 2 days, 1 hour ago

Hi murplat, and thanks for your reply and explanation. Having asthma and the flu followed by a diagnosis of walking pneumonia is quite a set of challenges to manage. Are you being treated for the pneumonia?
How are you feeling now?
Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

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Leon Lebowitz, RRT posted a new activity comment 2 days, 1 hour ago

Hi CUPCAKE, and thanks for letting us know you were experiencing some difficulty breathing. Since your post is from about 13 hours ago, how are you feeling now? Were you able to get past this episode?
Please let us hear back from you when you are able.
All the best,
Leon (site moderator asthma.net)

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Leon Lebowitz, RRT commented a story 2 days, 1 hour ago

Hi Tammy and thank you for sharing your story here with the community. It does sound like you are very much aware of the various triggers that affect your condition. When you are able to avoid the triggers you are familiar with, how do you feel? When you do have exacerbations, how are you able to treat them? Are you under the care of a…

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Leon Lebowitz, RRT commented a story 2 days, 1 hour ago

Hi Bookhandler and thanks so much for sharing your story here with the community. After reading about your experiences and point of view, it certainly seems like you’ve had a considerable challenge throughout most of your adult life – especially the later years.
What have your doctors suggested for you? How do they assess your illness? Is there…