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I Have Asthma

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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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    funnygirl32226 funnygirl32226 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 26

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2013

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    Okay. I hate it when people with inhalers are

    stereotyped as "nerds" or "geeks." We have a f*cking MEDICAL CONDITION where our lungs suck at being lungs and tighten up. We have to use medicine to help us breathe. Do you know how crappy it is waking up at 2AM having to use it? Or being too embarressed to use the inhaler at...
    findasilverlining33 findasilverlining33 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 20

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    I have no idea if this really has anything to

    do with anxiety, and I also have no idea if it's asthma or some other medical thing, hoping someone here can help me since I'm so worried and I'm in such a panic over this. I have a lot of trouble breathing. A LOT of trouble. In the past few months I have been getting a...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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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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    Wait until you hear this,

    I was out in Ayr out clubbing at club de mar out with the boys for a night out, I put my inhaler in my coat and gave my coat in to the coat room after a while the smoke in the club got too much and I took an asthma attack and I had to run for my inhaler once I got it the...
    Upforit2014 Upforit2014 18-21, M Feb 19

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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 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
    YouAreAllPesants YouAreAllPesants 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16

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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 5 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    i lost my inhaler earlier this week

    but i ended up finding my cousins inhaler,so i decided to use it cause i was literally out of breath, but it just made my coughing worse. Does anyone know why my asthma would get worse? i should probably go to the doc, i know. But i'm pretty sure it will pass since i don't...
    pricilagudi pricilagudi 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    One of the biggest inconveniences of my life,

    it causes problems now and then but nothing that I can't deal with. I wonder what it's like to have good lungs.
    Disciplining Disciplining 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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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'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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    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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    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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    Not So Much Anymore

    As I've grown older It's hit me less and less. My lungs have grown to a size that the constriction doesn't hurt me anymore, and it only ever did when I had a cold. As irrelevant as Asthma is to my life now It's still a large part of my life story. When I was about one year old I...
    theologian theologian 18-21, M 105 Responses Sep 24, 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 allergic to cats,dogs,etc.
    ilianaleon28 ilianaleon28 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2012

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    Every day is a sweet day

    when I can take a deep breath. I imagine I will lose my life to an asthma attack. Today is a really good day!!
    AJEYE AJEYE 46-50, F Apr 27

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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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    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...
    TheBrooklynKid TheBrooklynKid 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 2

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    I just woke up (03:00am)

    and I couldn't breath or stop coughing 😰😫
    MusicIsMyTherapy101 MusicIsMyTherapy101 16-17, F 1 Response May 3

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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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    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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    taiterz taiterz 26-30, M Mar 12

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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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    Does anyone know if seasonal asthma goes away.

    This is my first time ever having it and it sucks literally. I hate trying to gasp for breath all of the time and it doesn't feel like my inhaler works.
    beachgirl2966 beachgirl2966 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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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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    How hard is to know that you have asthma

    when you are already in your late 20's? It is so hard I can't even accept it.. It just started December of last year.. I didn't know I have it but I've been having difficulty breathing for two consecutive days so I decided to go see a doctor. It is adult-onset asthma. I...
    purplefreespirit purplefreespirit 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 12

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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 is the worst thing ever,

    especially when trying to go for a run. It's a suffocating feeling that you have no control over
    pricilagudi pricilagudi 16-17, F 6 Responses Sep 10

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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 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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    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 was diagnosed with exercise induced asthma at

    the age of 12. Since then, my asthma has gotten worse and worse. Now only about 70% of my lung capacity works, and I am on a daily medication. I still have trouble breathing when I do alot of things. i wish there was a cure...
    Katelyn118 Katelyn118 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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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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    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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    For a week now, my lungs have been very sore.

    They burn with every breath I take. It started a week ago when I got severe sunburn/sun poisoning. I normally stop breathing and/or struggle to breath when I sleep but it's increased since that incident as well. Any fellow asthma people with a similar sunburn-asthma connection?
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5

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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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    Tightness In Chest For 35 Years!

    I have had a constant tightness in my chest for the last 35 years-it appears to be made worse by certain allergens-exercise-stress-but always present-Just recently after years of different meds etc-my allergist tried Qvar -lo and behold-wow-this is the best I have felt! Is it...
    Tyronie57 Tyronie57 56-60 1 Response Feb 5, 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.  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 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'm allergic to cats.

    It's not a huge thing. I haven't had an attack ever. But I remember when I was younger a kid in school brought his kitten for show and tell and I wasn't sure if I should go near it or not. I got teased all day. -.- whenever I get a cold, I have to use my pump to help me breath...
    CutiePie199 CutiePie199 18-21, F May 20

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    Just had a minor attack

    and it scares me so much. So many people told me that they have grown out of it around my age but here I am still stuck with asthma. I wonder how it feels like to run or do exercises non stop without feeling that I might die any time from the lack of oxygen.
    stuffyfaun stuffyfaun 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    shellsea143 shellsea143 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I'm completely lost. I've been playing the Irish sport of hurling since I was four years old and fell in love with it. I even played for my county. Over the years I've had...
    aliken98 aliken98 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm 40 years old, and I have suffered with what I believe to be APD for over 20 years now. Not every single month, but almost every month, and some months more severe than others...
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    I have had asthma since childhood. I am 37 years old. In my opinion my asthma actually stems from environmental allergies (changes in weather, wind, new places, etc). There is no...
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