What is it really like to live with Asthma?
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Hi Carenity Members,
I am hoping that the community here at Carenity with Asthma will use this forum to postwhat life is really like when living it with Asthma.
Please post your story about living with Asthma.
Include information that you feel would be important for a newly diagnosed person, family member, or caregiver to know.
The goal is that this discussion turns into a useful part of the forum where new users, current users, family members, and caregivers could come for helpful information regarding what life is like for those living with Asthma.
Through a community we are stronger.
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My situation may be different from most... I have non-allergic asthma, but allergens do make breathing more difficult and can cause flare-ups if I do not appropriately prepare; however, I have it, for the most part, under control.
I have modified my life understanding the things that I can do without flaring up and causing difficulty breathing, the things I can do but must be cautious, and the things that I most certainly cannot.
Having asthma was very frustrated early-on, but I have come to grasp with it and have decided I am going to live the most healthy life I can despite it. I exercise 5 days a week; take my inhaler with me everywhere; and most certainly tried to avoid stressful situations, relationships, etc.
It has its negative aspects, but I feel there are other diagnosed with asthma that are much worse off than me and there are others with other conditions that are much worse off than me.
Therefore, I am grateful for the life I have and the ability to control what I can.
Does anyone have any input? Feel free to join in the discussion and share your story.
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None of my doctor said that are answered this question but my asthma is pretty severe and I wanted to know if anyone else feels like their diaphragm is always tight and pulled up into her chest making breathing even more difficult?
Techchick yes!! I did find out later I have a hiatia hernia, and I think that is my problem. I also have lung cancer but I am in remission. I have complained of pain in my diaphragm for a long time.
@Techchick I feel like my ribs are up into my upper chest/neck area and it hurts to take deep breaths.
I think you really should let your doctor know. I went through some of that last winter due to severe cold temps. I have to keep face covered when really cold. I am kind of new at this asthma thing but I know that rib pain very well.
I’ve had a hiatal hernia for a long time but I never had this pain. I have told my doctors about it repeatedly, in fact I’ve told every doctor I see about it and nobody seems to listen or care.
during the winter it is hard to live with asthma due to the cold. than in the summer it hard to live in the heat.
I have several health issues and adding Asthma on top of it has made it very difficult to get consistent relief as several of my health issues can have the same symptoms . Doctors have to figure out which issue is causing the symptoms (I think all) Pulmonologist wants to blame my heart issues , Cardiologist wants to blame pulmonary issues. Within the past month the cardiologist stated that all my health issues are aggravating my overall health. Overall I have allergy induced Asthma. Allergic to most trees all grasses and dust. Being too Hot or too Cold also aggravates my symptoms. I was taking xolair injections every two weeks which I will have to go back on again. I am limited to what I take because of other health issues and the medicines that I take. One day we will get there.
Question. I have COPD/Asthma related. I wake up in the middle of the nite coughing & air sacks are bursting....cant get air in. Panic, use nebulizer then I cry cause it scared the shit out of me.
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