Highlights of 2016
Every week we create a poll to hear back from the people who matter most in the Asthma.net community - YOU! With 2016 almost behind us, we thought it would be fun to share highlights of your opinions about how you feel about life with asthma, symptoms of asthma, and current treatment. Out of all of the polls taken throughout 2016, here are some of the most popular (and interesting!):
Living with Asthma
We asked, you responded: Living with asthma is challenging, scary - and sometimes even infuriating. Out of all of the polls about quality of life, this one seemed to resonate the most with the community:
Have you been able to pinpoint what an asthma attack feels like?
If you're in need of some guidance or recommendations in living with asthma, you might find this page helpful, as it's full of resources on this topic:
How has 2016 been for you when it comes to living with asthma? Has it been an especially difficult year or have things gotten better for you? Let us know!
Symptoms of Asthma
While those who live with asthma may experience many similar symptoms, some are more prevalent than others. Some are lucky to not even experience that many symptoms, while others seem to experience every single one. When it comes to symptoms of asthma, here's what you told us:
Do you feel that increased stress causes more Asthma symptoms for you?
Chest tightness is considered common symptoms. Do you experience this symptoms?
Do you keep track of your asthma symptoms?
Did you know that there are over 10 types of symptoms that people with asthma experience?
Tell us: What has been your worst symptom during 2016? OR What symptom has improved the most for you over the course of 2016? Let us know here.
Treatments for Asthma
One of the most common threads of 2016 is the saying, "What works for one person may not work for another." Here's a round-up of treatment-related polls the community reported on during this past year:
How do you feel about using prednisone (oral steroids) as a treatment for asthma?
Have you tried alternative therapies for your asthma?
Have you established an asthma action plan?
Looking for more information on treatment options? This page can help:
Trying to decide on a new treatment? Get feedback from other Asthma.net community members here.
Looking Forward to 2017
Asthma can leave you lonely. But try to remember that you are not "alone." The community at Asthma.net is here for you every single day of the year - through all of the ups and downs. So, whether 2016 was a good or bad year, what is one thing you looking forward to the most in the new year? It doesn't have to be asthma-related - let us know by sharing a comment below!
Do you get muscle cramps caused by your asthma medicine?