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I Have Asthma

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    Only Those Who Have It Know What It's Like

    It's a scary feeling when you can't breathe. When your chest feels constricted, and no matter how hard you try, the feeling doesn't go away. No matter how hard you breathe, you feel like not enough air is being drawn in. You panic.You gasp for help even though no sound comes...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 2, 2010

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    I Have Asthma....asthma Doesn't Have Me...well Anymore...lol

    I have had asthma since the age of 2. My asthma was very severe at that age, until I seemed to 'grow out' of it at the age of 7. At the start of my 6th grade year, out of nowhere I had a serious attack that hospitalized me for a week. My asthma became worse until my doctor...
    AiRbOrNe09 AiRbOrNe09 16-18, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2006

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    shellsea143 shellsea143 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Mommy, Am I Dying?

    I remember one of the first times I experienced the symptoms of asthma. I was about 8 and I was having a hard time with my seasonal allergies. I'm allergic to pet dander, pollen, grass and mold spores and was getting a sinus infection, and a sore throat. I was...
    xihearthe80sx xihearthe80sx 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2009

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    Australian- Polish The Zenni Method In Treatment Of Asthma

      my name is Catarina, maybe you know me from thyroid groups.I don't have asthma too, lucky me:). I live in Poland where I'm a therapist dealing with The Zenni Method.( In shortage this is a kind of treatment based on physical medicine - on currents. Don't be afraid it...
    catarina30 catarina30 31-35, F Mar 23, 2013

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    I am a 46 year old man

    and I have had asthma since infancy. How did I contract it? Asthma does run in my mothers family. But I suspect my mother smoked while carrying me inside her, or perhaps when I was an infant they (my parents) smoked so much around me that it damaged my lungs. It was 1967. My...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    Born With A Death Sentence. Fighting Everyday.

      My name is Bea. I am 21 years old. and I was diaganosed with severe chronic asthma at 6 months old. During that time I was intubated for an extended amount of time. Sense then everyday I have fought asthma. It started out that every year around spring/summer and Christmas...
    bea33 bea33 18-21, F Oct 8, 2013

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    Severe Adult Onset Asthma

    Ive had asthma now for 20+yrs....Im 44, disabled nurse,. I have a hard time with daily living...stay home 95% of time trying praying not to trigger! Im on steroid inhalers daily ...treatments frequently..other meds. I mainly avoid life because Im afraid of the next trigger...
    netta67 netta67 41-45 2 Responses Oct 29, 2011

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    Severe Asthma

    I have had asthma since I was a small child. I will go through stages where I have no attacks only to relapse. I have been in emergency rooms more times than I can count with some being by ambulance. The worst attack in recent history was in December of 2010 and it came after a...
    yotamize yotamize 31-35, M 3 Responses May 14, 2012

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    Just Got Over Being Sick

     I've had asthma since childhood, its hereditary in my family and caused me not to have a normal childhood and miss school. I had to drop out of high school and start IV treatments at home because in addition to my asthma, they found out I had IGA deficiency, been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 27, 2008

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    I had to go to the hospital yesterday BC I had

    a panic attack and I didn't have my inhalor so I went into shock followed by a seziour
    PsycoKiller PsycoKiller 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I Get Rid of My Asthma In Some Ways...

    Asthma is running through the veins of our family. Ever since I was born I'm having asthma attacks every time but I'm sort of energetic(always running around or I could say more like a hyper person) which sometimes makes it worst. I had a research about getting rid of inherited...
    gengengenocide gengengenocide 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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    It Limits My Dreams..

    I have had asthma since i was 5. I still remember my first asthma attack i had just woke up and sat up and realized i couldn't breath and i couldn't stand i yelled for my mom and nothing came out. I tried to get out of bed and fell to the ground luckily she was in the other room...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    Mild Athsma

    Mine affects me when I am breathing heavy in the cold weather it first gave me problems when I pushed carts at a grocery store. but in the summer I'm fine I may use a puffer once a month how wierd is that?
    alwaysmopar alwaysmopar 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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    I hate having asthma.

    I can't even dance without needing my rescue inhaler.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 13

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    It Started When I Was 13...

    I started to always feel breathless when doing sports. I had serious chest pains and couldn't run 100m without wheezing and literally gasping for air. I used to play (European) football too, and it had always been a problem that I would run out of breath as soon as I ran longer...
    sophieiero sophieiero 18-21, F Nov 14, 2013

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    Finding Out And Other Tales

    I have had asthma since I was 7 years old I had caught pneumonia and this is what started it off I am now 18 and have been in hospital about 13 times since the age of seven I can tell you it’s not fun its horrible and I wouldn’t wish it upon anyone. Usually when I get...
    lusabella1 lusabella1 18-21 Jun 12, 2013

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    I wish they find a cure

    for asthma ! Both my child and I have asthma
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Im Glad Im Alive

    well when i was 5 after my mom got me a cat, later that night i was not breathing well. my mom rushed me to the hospital.then thats were i found out i was allergic to cats,dogs,etc.
    ilianaleon28 ilianaleon28 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    I've had it since I was a child,

    but it's gotten a lot better
    LilRedFoxTail LilRedFoxTail 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    Not Bad Anymore

    i was first told i had asthma when i was seven, and for several years after that i would have mild asthma attacks from time to time. whenever i got a cold, i had a lot of difficulty breathing, and got winded after small amounts of physical activity. now, it's not nearly as bad. i...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2009

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    Yeah I'm Probably the Dumb...

    Yeah I'm probably the dumbest lady with asthma you could meet as I still smoke.  I'm trying really hard to quit though so say a prayer for me.
    lisaj0410 lisaj0410 31-35, F 3 Responses May 18, 2007

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    I'm Not Having Any Asthma!

    Around 1999, after a bout with bronchitis, which just kept hanging on, a doctor diagnosed me with asthma. This, though I'd stopped smoking ten years before! The doctor told me that often, even though people stop smoking, they can still get bad effects from it years after...
    avataress avataress F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2006

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    Wouldn't Wish It On Anyone.

    I was diagnosed when I was just six months old.  I spent most of my childhood in hospitals, but in my teens things seemed to start to improve.  But by the time I hit junior year of high school, it came back with a vengeance.  In 1996, I spent almost the entire year...
    Newfiegirl110 Newfiegirl110 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2007

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    I Have Ashma

    Hi I have asthma and it makes things a lot harder for me but I still dance because I enjoy it and I don't let it get in my way and either should you. I have fun even with asthma because I can fight it with my medicine and with being myself and you can do it to. So just go out...
    kazkaz27 kazkaz27 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26, 2013

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    No More - I had asthma,

    it started around the age of 7 and ended around 14, the most painful thing that happened to me was not being able to breathe, I live in a city where the humidity is more than 99% around the year. What a hell that was... I have been on ventoline and the occasional rushed-to-the...
    noxven noxven 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I was diagnosed with asthma

    when I was really little I was 2 years old and I keep going to the hospital a lot of times almost died from asthma but god saved me and I'm really grateful cause if he didn't help me I wouldn't be here right now thank you god.
    vivian31745 vivian31745 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I'm a Proud Asthmatic =p

    I have had asthma for as long as I can remember. I think I remember a short time when I could run without having to stop, or sleep through the night, or fill up my lungs, but that ended when I as diagnosed in first grade. Now, for those of you who don't have asthma, it might be...
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 17, 2009

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    I first had an attack

    when I was 10, then it almost completely went away apart from a bit of exercise induced asthma until I turned 17. I spent my 18th birthday in hospital and have since been struggling with severe unpredictable asthma. Way too much steroid use but no real other choice. Nasal polyps...
    smarttams smarttams 26-30, F Jan 1

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    Asthma And My Struggles

    I have always struggled breathing when performing physical activities, especially when running. Every time I run I wheeze, my face turns red, I can't catch my breath, I cough up yellow or white fluids, and I get dizzy. Not only that, but I still have trouble breathing for hours...
    ryanap3 ryanap3 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    So like... I developed Asthma five years ago.

    I really haven't had much trouble with it til recently. In the past, I prolly used my inhaler once a month if even that. Now, however, I not only use it daily, but I'm using a nebulizer daily. My roommates smoke in the house. 8D And the stupid thing? One of them has Asthma as...
    StormTheVixen StormTheVixen 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M Mar 12

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    i was recently diagnosed with asthma

    as i have continuous respiratory infections that really never improve. on flonase 1 month and sick again. also, i gained 7 lbs this month. is this typical?
    hildibuvoltz hildibuvoltz 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I've had asthma since I was little

    but a year ago I was told I had grown out of it so we through all my inhalers out, but a few weeks later I had an asthma attack
    dannie951 dannie951 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    The World’S Most Intelligent Asthma App- Student Study

    I am a pharmacy student currently promoting a new New Medical Application for Asthmatics. The software installation is free. And in return, we are kindling asking if you could answer the survey provided. Instructions are clearly displayed in the link below:https://docs.google.com...
    PaulPharm4 PaulPharm4 22-25, M May 16, 2013

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    Asthma

    i have had asthma for most of my life, it used to be really bad but now its only triggered by certain chemicals like preservatives, or if i run in the rain i can get caught for breathe. I used to have it very bad one time i passed out from it could'nt breathe at all, it stopped...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 28, 2008

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    So today we had to do rifle pt we had to run a

    mile with our rifles and do other stuff gosh it was hot and especially with this asthma but I've learned that when you feel like giving up you gotta push yourself cuss you can do it even when your mind is telling you to give up!!
    Gavyrocks Gavyrocks 18-21, F Mar 14

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    Tobacco Smoke Triggers Me

    About a year ago i was diagnosed with adult onset asthma, after ending up in hospital because of beening exposed to tobacco smoke. It as so strange because i use to be fine around tobacco smoke but after moving to a larger city i started getting hay fever and then just suddenly...
    CrackedNut CrackedNut 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2010

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    i was 10 years old and full of energy,

    it was sports day at school and i was in the 500m race, i was really excited! i started running fine and was in 3rd place, but half way round i realized that i was more out of breath than usual, but just thought it was because it was a hot day. but a few seconds later i was...
    lizzay123 lizzay123 31-35 Mar 1

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    Getting Rid of My Advair?

    Hello,  I am a 44 year old male who has been taking Advair for the last 4 years.  I have been having trouble with my heart skipping beats and I think the advair might be the culprit.  I ma looking into Phytonutrients as a homeopathic alternative.  I only take...
    cvallee43 cvallee43 41-45 7 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    My Asthma

    I've had Asthma ever since 3rd grade. I still remember the day I was diagnosed; I was in gym, playing dodgeball, exerting myself just a little too much and eventually ended up in the bathroom, puking my guts out. Since then I've used an inhaler that prevents Asthma attacks pretty...
    suzukipot suzukipot 16-17, F Oct 30, 2013

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    I Won't Let This Slow Me Down

    I developed asthma my freshman year of high school, it's exercise induced and for a student athlete, that's pretty much the end of the world. I was devastated, I went from the fastest girl out there to the one who was wheezing on the sidelines. It was humiliating. I ended up...
    SportyBitch SportyBitch 16-17, F Sep 7, 2013

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    So where should I start.

    .. I have asthma and have had since I was born. I have been on steroids off and on since I was 5 years old. I learned early on to adjust my life because my asthma has always been severe. My doctors have even told me how they wish I was one of those cases where it lays dormant...
    Eyeofthebeholder23 Eyeofthebeholder23 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    For As Long As I Can Remember

    I do have asthma coupled with a mild case of cystic fibrosis..when I was about ten my asthma seemed to have went away for a while..then when I was 16 ..I got mono..and my asthma returned only worse this time and as I have grown older it coupled with the cystic fibrosis has only...
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    I had asthma for 27 years l nearly died

    when l was a baby due to asthma attacks
    Donnaxauntiextox15 Donnaxauntiextox15 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Status Asthmaticus

    I was dx'd with adult onset asthma about 15 years ago...never was an issue as a child. I've had some bouts every now and them, but nothing that my rescue inhaler or if worse, prednisone wouldn't handle. Well, that all changed on 9/29/10. I was home alone and remember having...
    JulesInBmore JulesInBmore 51-55, F 7 Responses May 16, 2012

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    It's Very Odd.

    The number of stories here about people who *don't* currently have asthma outnumbers the number of stories about people who do! How odd. I *do* have asthma, but it's very mild (I don't even own a reliever inhaler). Mine is exercise-induced asthma, and it gets stirred up by...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    Suffocating

    Ive had asthma since i was born. It never used to be bad except when i get involved in sports. This was alot of the time since i loved being active and it knid of made me feel like the odd kid out. When Im on a team Im always the last one running since i have to stop alot because...
    angeliceyes11 angeliceyes11 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2011

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    I finally realized I had it my freshman year.

    I wanted but to play soccer. But I would pass out when we would run and you could hear me wheeze and see my nails turning blue. I have serve asthma. It can be so very embarrassing for me. Espically around friends. When everyone smokes I have to walk away cause I will faint and...
    jessikaaaaa jessikaaaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I Had Asthma....i Almost Died.

    I got Asthma in 2001 - I was 27 at the time. It started with some wheezing at night in bed which annoyed my girlfriend enough to get me to go to the doctor. I got some inhalers although I hardly ever needed them and continued to play football and go running without any problems...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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    I hate how when there is a change of weather my asthma starts acting up how annoying
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    Hi I want to post my experience with living with SVT. I started to notice symptoms when I was around 12 or 13. I would go to the dr and my resting HR would be around 120 bpm. The...
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    I am 32 years old, diagnosed three years ago. I have had 5 surgeries on my leg and 3 on my shoulder. I am on anti-depressants, nerve painkillers, anti-inflammatories and...
    gimpy55 gimpy55 31-35, F Mar 26

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    Mine started years ago and only in the last 2 years has it been getting worse. recently i have had 3 bad attacks with the injections, the last one gave me a mild heart attack where...