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I Have Asthma

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    I can't even walk around the block without

    feeling out of breath, I have two inhalers, one is a preventer which I have to take every day and the other one is ventolin which I take whenever I feel that I need it. I want to exercise and get my fitness back but every time I push myself a little I start coughing and...
    mcgradyyeah mcgradyyeah 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I don't think I have it anymore,

    I don't know. But, when I was young, around three I think. I got three asthma attacks. I don't remember them really good. I remember one was at my grandpas apartment and another one was at my aunts house. I don't remember when or were my other attack was, or if I even had one...
    tink3304 tink3304 22-25, F Jul 18

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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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2014

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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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    Ran out of meds on Friday,

    won't be able to buy more for a while. Self-medicating with caffeine, coffee specifically. Breathing just fine.... but my digestive system is not gonna be my friend for a while! LoL
    TedTalksBeige TedTalksBeige 31-35, M Jul 6

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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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    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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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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    Just diagnosed with asthma 3 weeks ago

    and ended up in hospital.. Yikes. Now feels like it's coming back
    tko87 tko87 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 28

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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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    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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    Since I have this cold my asthma has become A

    LOT worse. Last week I could breathe and cycled for 50 miles, this week I feel week, struggling to breathe, tight chested, coughing, wheezing and can barely climb the stairs without running out of breathe! I really do feel like I'm going to stop breathing and just die.. I GATE...
    Adam352 Adam352 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2014

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    I've had asthma since I was 3,

    coincidentally, it was the same day I got diagnosed with hfa. The last time I had an asthma attack was in 6th grade. It hasn't gotten any better but it hasn't gotten worse either I guess.
    havingfun89 havingfun89 16-17, M 2 Responses Jun 9

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    the doctors told me I would grow out of it.

    Lies! Almost 30 and still can't breathe
    soggyenderman soggyenderman 26-30, F Feb 17

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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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    Asthma almost killed my 2 year old self.

    I thank modern technology.
    bezhnech bezhnech 26-30, M Jul 7

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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, 2014

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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...
    cherryxxbomb cherryxxbomb 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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    I can't even go out anymore my asthma re

    appeared and became severe. I feel so left out my friends are all going on trips , planning scuba diving and also planning to go to amusement parks for a laugh. ?? I'm just stuck alone at home.
    NerdyGalacticCupcake NerdyGalacticCupcake 16-17, T 3 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I've been using albuterol inhalers/treatments

    for 13 years. Majority of my life. And its had its side affects. Like high blood pressure, and a shallow/weak feeling in my heart. I literally have to sleep with a heating pad on my chest to mask the feeling. Its like my heart is slowing down to the point of oblivion, its kind...
    thelookinglass thelookinglass 18-21, F Nov 18, 2014

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    I have had asthma for the past 30 years along

    with serious allergies to plants, etc. I grew up with this asthma and played sports. I thought I grew out of having Asthma. A little over 3 years ago I had a serious Asthma attack. I was incubated and place in a coma for 6 days. They did not think I would live. I did survive...
    Pikebd1915 Pikebd1915 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 20

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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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    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 1 Response Jun 15, 2014

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    nice80 nice80 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 12

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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, 2014

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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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    Haven't had an attack in 10 years.

    I stopped carrying my inhaler 3 years ago. I had an asthma attack today, out of the blue. It left me on the floor gasping & scarred out of my mind.
    Jakd69 Jakd69 22-25, M Jan 22

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    Last day me goes to friends house .

    she bring me to her room. There is a closet gud liking one. After lot of talk she ask me to get into closet and said its fun. I obeyed. She suddenly close the door. There is no air holes. I cant breathe. My asthma triggered. I am wheezing and crying for help. Aaaaaahhhh open the...
    asthmakari asthmakari 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    As far as I know I'm an adult with asthma,

    never had any major problems though. Just couldn't breathe sometimes, awkwardly enough I don't have an inhaler.
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 26, 2014

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    It's like a curse. I haven't been suffering

    with it all my life, developed lately for reasons no one can understand and it's destroying my life. I'm a fighter I fight it, but I'm getting up at night with the feeling like some force is around my air pipe taking the last bit of air I've got out. I can't say I'm not...
    3kstazy 3kstazy 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2014

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    i had asthma when growing up

    as a kid even up to my adult stage it wasnt easy i went through hell u know how it feels when u find it hard to breath.presently i have an asthma foundation called EZESONASTHMAFOUNDATION we are tryin to help dose sufering from asthma by creatin awareness.ucud reach us onfacbook...
    nkenneth nkenneth 31-35, M Jul 4

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    Skittles2587 Skittles2587 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 20, 2014

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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 1 Response Apr 27, 2014

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    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I have asthma and It suck.

    .. When I was younger, I had I think three asthma attacks. It also doesn't help that I panic that I'm like going to... you know die. Though I have my inhaler...
    Morgee3304 Morgee3304 13-15, F Jan 22

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    Being asthmatic is worse

    when you have fractured ribs!!!!!
    anagapesis anagapesis 16-17, F Jun 25

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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, 2014

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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 Jul 5, 2014

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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've had asthma for about

    as long as I can remember. It was much worse as a child and I would have an extremely hard time breathing if I had just woken up or had exerted myself too hard. Unfortunately I would be left exhausted and wheezing terribly even if I had done something as simple as walking too...
    NekomataHime NekomataHime 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2014

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 25, 2006

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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, 2014

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