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keoki_14
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How many of you have asthma? I have it, and I'm really getting sick of it. It's killing me inside and out. Not only can I not breathe, I am terrified. Not being able to breath is really scary, and I'm just so afraid that one day I'll forget my meds, or... They won't work, or... I just won't be here anymore.

I'm just looking for some support. I just want to breathe like a normal person, but I can't. Even with all the medication I take, I still have troubles. It's very nerveracking to be taking all these meds, and they don't work all the time.

I take Albuterol in the inhalor form and the nebulized form. Then I take Singulair, Flovent, and I just started another round of Pretnizone(sp?) steroids. What other medications do you take? What works for you and what doesn't?

I'm really just looking for some support. I'm so sick of this.

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Gumdrop Girl
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when i used to exercise vigorously, i would be prone to having minor asthma attacks. my bronchioles would just tighten up and my chest would feel like it was about to implode. and breathing became a chore! soccer was the worst culprit of this. i use Proventil. Or at least, I did. I don't anymore 'cause I'm a lop and don't play like i used to. But I have had episodes where my lungs would freak out while hiking. I'd have to stop, sit down and put my arms over my head. That helps, but it still takes some time to recover.

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i just got diagnosed with severe asthma about a month ago. i had no previous history with it, so it came as a real surprise.
right now i have some wierd purple dic thing i'm supposed to use, and an emergency puffer.

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I had asthma from childhood into my 40's. I was on Salbutamol, Serevent, and Becloforte. And unexpectedly, I found that I no longer needed them. I last purchased Serevent and Becloforte in August, 1998. I still carry a salbutamol puffer with me as an insurance policy but I seldom use it.

I know my situation is individual but there is hope that asthma is not always life-long.

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Lynne
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I was diagnosed with mild asthma in childhood, and it's gotten better as I've gotten older. I used to have to take various types of medication for it (although I've forgotten exactly what medication I was taking), and it would act up regularly. It's gotten less severe as I've grown up, to the point where now it only bothers me after a lot of exercise -- and even then it's just a mild annoyance, on par with a headache. I keep some Proventil in my home for those times.
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keoki_14
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It sounds like most of you grew out of it. I'm growing into it, but maybe I'll eventually grow out of it. I hope so, at least.

I'm glad that I'm not the only one though. It helps to know that I'm not all alone. Thanks.

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Lady Moonlight
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My ex-husband had adolescent-onset asthma, and so I guess you could say he grew into it. You have my sympathy. Although I don't have asthma, I still remember my jaw surgery at age 16 (part of my orthodontic work) and waking up in intensive care afterwards with the tubes still in my throat and that terrifiying feeling of not being able to breathe.

The good thing is that they're finding new treatments and suchlike all the time, so maybe within a few years you'll be able to kick it medically even if you don't grow out of it.


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I'm now on Advair, and it's working so well! My peak flow is so much higher than before and I haven't had any problems yet. I hope it stays that way for a long time! The only problem is that I get a little more shakes than Flovent, and my throat gets a little sore. I can live with that though.

I'm just so happy!

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