August 10, 2021
I know that allergic asthma is the most common asthma to have and was just wondering how many of you wake up most mornings with a headache, stuffy nose, blocked sinuses, post nasal drip, coughing and brain fog. I am one of the lucky ones that doesn't usually have night time asthma, but really suffer for about the first hour after waking up and until the antihistamine and inhaler have started working.
August 12, 2021
I hear you, Jules! For me it's seasonal, but I can totally relate to slow mornings of feeling clogged and wheezy. Actually, 70% of people with asthma also have an allergy, so you are not alone in this at all. I'll be curious to see what other responses you get.
Do you shower in the morning? I wonder if the hot water and steam would help open up your sinuses (although I do recognize that for some people with asthma, humid environments can make it worse). -Melissa, asthma.net team
August 14, 2021
Thank you for your response. My sinus issues are year round with dust and some grass pollen that seems to be around all year although some days are worse than others. To answer your question, I generally shower at night although in summer, it is nice to have cool shower after a hot sweaty night to freshen up in the morning Hot steamy or humid conditions do make my chest worse, so unfortunately I have to rely on meds, (which I have tried both at night and morning, and waking up in the night to take) to open up my airways. I cannot remember a time if ever, I was able to bounce out of bed feeling refreshed from a good nights sleep 🙁 I would appreciate any other suggestions to try.
4 days ago
Leon Lebowitz, RRT Moderator
3 days ago
Hi again jules, and thanks for checking back here and providing the update (above). Glad the medication has worked for you and that you are now feeling much better.
I hear you, too, big time! Sometimes, the springtime weather season can be some of the prettiest and, the best to enjoy. Hopefully, you will be able to enjoy some of it will keeping yourself safe from the dust and pollen.
Keep doing well - we're always here is you need anything!
Leon (site moderator asthma.net)
August 16, 2021
August 16, 2021
August 26, 2021
Last two weeks I have been having some sinus congestion that is now home in my bronchial tubes. Odd part is you can walk around only slightly congested and then bang into a gasping, coughing attack as your body attempts to clear a bit of mucus. The warm, wet weather seems to trigger it more. Don't care if you are eating, working, riding your bike when it wants to clear, what you are doing and bladder contents be damned. My inhaler, won't stop it, musenex neither, nebulizers seems useless. Bronchial spasms? Had one day I worked something like 9 hours with a mask and Fully medicated.... It was when I went outside to ride home, the hot damp air made tons of junk release I was weazing all day. Not sure it is bronchitis... Classic bronchitis I run a fever, it gets thicker and I have to get meds to make it come out. No fever just intermetit mucus and cough attacks.
Ashlen Wilder Moderator
August 29, 2021