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Yesterday at school I couldn't breathe and kept coughing and gasping for air. The school nurse listened to me and she said I was getting any air in my lungs and that I needed to use Dakota's inhaler (since he has asthma and I didn't). I had another one today at school and I made an appointment with the doctor and went today. They informed me that I do have asthma and that adults can get it too. Now I am on inhalers too. I have had a few starting since Oct. where I would tell DH that I couldn't breathe. Now I know why. I know now how it feels to be gasping for air and I don't like it.
 

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I'm sorry Michelle .......... My oldest ds has it and it's very scary !!!!!!!! They have some once a day tablets that are very good, ask your doctor....... I hope it improves !!!!!!!!!:hugz: :hugz: Please be careful and take care of yourself !!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Awww Michelle. I'm sorry. I've always felt bad for people with asthma. When my allergies act up, I wheeze a lot, which drives me crazy, and I can't even imagine how much worse it is for asthmatics to deal with that on a regular basis.

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Glad you were near the nurses office when this happened. That must be such a scary feeling. Take good care!:heartsm:
 

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Thank you for the kind words. The doctor put me on inhalers and a tablet I take once a day. Maybe that is what you are talking about Lori. I think it is Zyrtec or something like that...lol!

I am feeling much better. :)
 

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That's too bad Michelle, but at least you are getting the medication you need. My oldest son has asthma and is taking the Singular tablet once a day and it has helped his attacks so much, he rarely has any now. The only time he needs his inhaler is sometimes before playing hockey.

Good luck on your meds and hope everything gets working for you!!!!
 

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{hugs} So sorry you are having to deal with this! :( Hope the inhalers and meds keep it under control so you can get on with life! It is a scary thing not being able to breathe.
 

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I'm sorry to hear you have asthma, Michelle...I used to have asthma 10 years ago and somehow, the attacks started to space themselves 4 years after that...now it can happen once a year and it's very minimal for me...whew! So I hope it goes away for you someday, too! :heartsm:

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Hey Michelle! My DH was diagnosed just 2 years ago with asthma. The key is to educate yourself. It is a very manageable disease if you know your triggers. My DD2 has it too. Usually allergies and one other environmental factor will trigger it. With DH, he digs dirt all day and in the summer the dust from the dirt combined with his allergies give him problems all summer. We went to a good pulmonary specialist and he spent alot of time with us. Also find out about a peak flow meter if you haven't already. Feel free to PM me if you have questions. I even have video tape you are welcome to borrow. Hugs :hugz: to you!
 

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Michelle, so sorry to hear you have asthma. Both dh and dd have it and they are on Flovent once a day and it keeps it under control. Like Danielle said, it can be managed has long as you learn to know the triggers. :hugz:
 

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I too found out I have asthma. The school nurse said that child alergy sufferers often develop asthma as adults. My doctor put me on singulair for the asthma and alegra D . He put me on this last month and I haven't been able to breathe this well in months. Don't dispair it is easier to live with , with medication.
 

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dd and I both have asthma, her since birth and I was diagnosed recently. I hope hey are able to give you some meds. that work well for you, I am using Advair and Proventil.
 

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Thank you all for the wonderful advice. I was given Advair and abuterol to inhale and then the zyrtec for allergies. She thinks some allergens triggered it.
 

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I was diagnosed with Asthma on Tuesday, Michelle. Mine is triggered by excersise. When I would ride the bike I would get to coughing and gasping for air. They gave me Advair to inhale twice a day. I have had allergies since I was little and take Clarinex for them as well.

I want to find out if I can use the Advair just when I need it rather than daily, or if it needs to be used regularly to be effective. When I'm not doing alot of moving around I wouldn't need to take it twice a day.
She was going to give me Albuterol, but when I said I bike and walk daily she wanted me to use this Advair instead.
 

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Both Lauren and Cannon have asthma,we've actually been batteling attacks with Lauren now for 4 days straight.She has a "control" inhaler (flovent)that helps prevent the attacks,an "emergency"inhaler for during the attacks and also takes singular and Is currently on albuterol threw a nebulizer and Oripred(an oral steroid)for 5 days.Hers is much worse than Cannons who is too young to use and inhaler so he does the nebulizer for his controll meds too and the albuterol.

Oh and you might have had asthma as a kid and not known it.ANd its not just a childhood disease.Kids who have asthma will eventually grow out of it,but some not completely with no symptoms for years(talking like 20 here)and then one day the symptoms are back.THe kids dr was like this.
 
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