Latest in the Community
Hi iam2nd and thanks for your post and the excellent question. There is no question that asthma CAN co-exist in the same patient as COPD. It’s not an easy diagnosis to make as several of the symptoms are similar. It’s hard to accept but not all doctors have the same training, experience and knowledge. You may want to seek out a more broad based…
Coughing alot due to high humidity
I am confused – when i was first told i had asthma, i was in my 30’s, but no one ever explained a thing about it, just threw an inhaler at me and sent me on my merry way. From early childhood i struggled with allergies that affected my breathing although never saw a Dr for it. I just adjusted my behavior and lifestyle to accommodate my breathing…
Hi gardengirl and thanks for providing us with an update on how you feel. What do you think is causing the chest tightness and coughing for you today? Are you able to treat/manage it? All the best, Leon (site moderator)
Coughing a little today. Chest tightness
Hi Shellzoo and thanks for the prompt reply. Good to hear your air conditioning is helping you. Warmly, Leon (site moderator)
My air conditioner runs almost non stop.
We hear you, Shellzoo. Humidity can be a challenge for people with asthma. Air conditioning and dehumidifiers can be our best friends in this weather. Do you find using air conditioning helps you as well? All the best, Leon (site moderator)
Hot, humid and stormy Michigan weather is making me use my Ventolin inhaler. Looking forward to cooler weather.
We hear you, Shellzoo – and there is an entire online community here that understands how you feel and knows what you’re going through. Keep up the good work! Leon (site moderator)
I have to admit, I get mad about having asthma. It is really frustrating to be slowed down by this condition which nobody can see but I sure can feel.
I’ve been reading about a medicine that is like the Ventolin of steroids — all the benefits with negligible side effects. That’s what we need. Thanks for sharing your story. John. Site Moderator.
I’m glad you shared your story. I did not know about steroid myopathy. What do you and your doctor do when you otherwise would have used systemic steroids. Just curious. John. Site Moderator.