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Has anyone else ever experienced an increase in the frequency of asthma attacks at night?

Kind of a weirdly worded question. But long story short, I find myself struggling with asthma attacks I'm having trouble identifying the triggers of at night lately. It's summer, and there was recently wildfire smoke, and I recently got another COVID vaccine. I'm just putting down anything that could be remotely relevant in my case. I'm wondering if anyone else has dealt with anything similar.

  1. Hi again, Wild Tech, and thanks for posing the question - it's a good one! I am hopeful others in the community will see your inquiry and respond by sharing their own personal experiences managing asthma during the nighttime hours.
    Perhaps it is the smoke from the Canadian wildfires which are affecting you. It may also be a reaction to the COVID vaccine you shared that you recently had. You may be on the right track!
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator

    1. I plan on conversing with my providers such as my pharmacist and my asthma specialist. But I definitely wanna see if anyone from the community also goes through phases like this.

    2. I hear you, Wild Tech - that sounds like a good idea - to speak with your medical provides and your pharmacist, too.
      Like you - I am also looking forward to others joining in the conversation here.
      Have a good night!
      Leon (site moderator

  2. Hi, Techie! There is something to be said for nighttime asthma symptoms. I thought you might want to take a peek at what we have in the archives. Maybe something in there will resonate or help guide your conversation with your doc.

    Let me know what you think. -Melissa, team

    1. My pulmonologist would say - use nebulizer right before bed time to help get throught the night.
      I am in California, no wildwires now. Yet with windy weather or drop in temps are my triggers, i can wake up at night with bad cough out of nowhere. Increasing meds the next day and making sure to nebulize before bed helps with following nights.

      1. Hi again, lenchiksf - how nice to see you re-engaging with the community - we are always glad to 'see' you here.
        We also appreciate you weighing in and sharing how you manage this disease (asthma) as it relates to your triggers (windy weather, drop in temperatures). As well, it sounds like your physician has provided you with a good suggestion about using your rescue inhaler at bedtime. Do you find that does help you to get through the night?
        Wishing you well,
        Leon (site moderator

    2. Thank you . I enjoy asthma community. When i have extra sec, i read on posts.
      If nebulizer helps before bedtime to get through the night - i am lucky. If not, then my pulm says "asthma not control if there is night cough, need oral steroids burst"
      We did have fires last Feb, it was pretty bad, i know how bad night cough can be . I even tried to travel for a few days out of area, but i made mistake going higg in altitude, got even worse 😀
      Cant outrun oral steroids when you need these

      1. Hi again, lenchiksf, and thanks for clarifying this even further. I think your pulmonologist may have something there. With a night cough being prevalent, perhaps an adjustment to the medication regimen may be in order. I do hope you (and the doctor) find the right combination of medications to gain better control over this. As you said too, sometimes higher altitudes are not the best place to be for someone with an asthma diagnosis. This is especially so when one's symptoms are not being controlled adequately.

        Please do check back, from time to time as you are able, and keep us posted as to your progress.
        Warm regards,
        Leon (site moderator

      2. Hi again, Wild Tech - you picked out some profound irony here. It's always good to maintain one's sense of humor!!
        Wishing you well,
        Leon (site moderator

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