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Asthma and Injuries

So, a rather interesting thing has happened to me over the last few weeks, and it would be good to hear from others if they have experienced the same situation before.
A few weeks ago I fell on some stone outdoor steps and ended up with a fairly significant back injury. On the advice of my medical advisers, I have had to spend most of my time lying down, with shorter periods of standing and walking, gentle stretching and no sitting for longer than a few minutes, bending, lifting, driving etc. Needless to stay I have been home bound for weeks. Which is normally one of my worse times of the year for allergies and asthma (change of seasons), other than the odd blocked nose, and minor upper respiratory issues, I have been basically free from it. My knowledge tells me that at home, i must be less exposed to my triggers, definitely the one which is exercise. i just wonder if there could be another physiological or psychological reason why this could be? What do you think?

  1. First of all, I'm sorry to hear about your injury. I hope you at least have some good movies to watch or other ways to pass all that time on bedrest.

    Your post makes me think a lot about discussions we had here on the site in 2020, during the worst of the pandemic. Here in the US, we saw cases of the seasonal flu decline to around 10 percent of what they would normally be! That was amazing. People started to ask, why is that? It was likely some combination of wearing masks, practicing social distancing, more focus on hygiene, and staying indoors.

    I am willing to bet that your time resting at home has kept you away from many of your usual triggers, as you thought. Many people are also triggered by stress, and maybe your body/mind is more relaxed since you're in the comfort of home. etc.

    In any case, I'm glad you don't have to worry about increased asthma flares on top of your back problems. That wouldn't help! Get well soon, and be gentle with yourself as you recover. All the best! -Melissa, asthma.net team

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