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I Have Asthma

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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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...
    avataress avataress F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2006

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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...
    vivian31745 vivian31745 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 22

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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...
    AiRbOrNe09 AiRbOrNe09 16-18, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2006

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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...
    angeliceyes11 angeliceyes11 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2011

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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...
    bea33 bea33 18-21, F Oct 8, 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...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 2

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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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    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...
    PaulPharm4 PaulPharm4 22-25, M May 16, 2013

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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...
    hildibuvoltz hildibuvoltz 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    Had Sports induced asthma 5'th-7'th grades
    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M Mar 12

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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...
    lizzay123 lizzay123 31-35 Mar 1

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    I just got it within the last 2 years
    shellsea143 shellsea143 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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...
    yotamize yotamize 31-35, M 3 Responses May 14, 2012

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    I've had around 2 dozen shots bc of my asthma
    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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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...
    CrackedNut CrackedNut 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 1, 2010

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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...
    Eyeofthebeholder23 Eyeofthebeholder23 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 17

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 27, 2008

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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...
    lusabella1 lusabella1 18-21 Jun 12, 2013

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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...
    sophieiero sophieiero 18-21, F Nov 14, 2013

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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...
    gengengenocide gengengenocide 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 1, 2009

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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...
    alwaysmopar alwaysmopar 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 26, 2008

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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...
    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...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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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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    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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    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...
    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...
    noxven noxven 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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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...
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122 16-17, F 7 Responses Apr 17, 2009

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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...
    xihearthe80sx xihearthe80sx 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19, 2009

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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...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 11 Responses Jul 2, 2010

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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...
    ilianaleon28 ilianaleon28 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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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...
    smarttams smarttams 26-30, F Jan 1

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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...
    netta67 netta67 41-45 2 Responses Oct 29, 2011

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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...
    theheartofmemphis theheartofmemphis 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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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
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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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...
    cvallee43 cvallee43 41-45 7 Responses Aug 14, 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...
    Gavyrocks Gavyrocks 18-21, F Mar 14

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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...
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 28, 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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    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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    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...
    jessikaaaaa jessikaaaaa 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 2

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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...
    ryanap3 ryanap3 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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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...
    catarina30 catarina30 31-35, F Mar 23, 2013

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    I had asthma for 27 years l nearly died when l was a baby due to asthma attacks
    donnac86 donnac86 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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...
    StormTheVixen StormTheVixen 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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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...
    runnagirrl runnagirrl 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2009

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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...
    SportyBitch SportyBitch 16-17, F Sep 7, 2013

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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...
    Newfiegirl110 Newfiegirl110 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2007

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    Ugh going through an asthma attack I feel like a fish out of water
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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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...
    suzukipot suzukipot 16-17, F Oct 30, 2013

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