Patient Comments: Asthma - Symptoms

What kind of asthma symptoms do you experience?

Comment from: Kaybaba, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 21

My asthma symptoms are shortness of breath and spitting out of some thick and sticky mucus from my throat.

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Comment from: jess, 25-34 Female (Caregiver) Published: April 21

I am taking care of a friend who has trouble breathing. He gasps for air when sleeping.

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Comment from: mjh1, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 17

Shortness of breath due to my asthma seems to be getting worse.

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Comment from: Tiger, 35-44 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 17

Coughing so bad and can't breath if there is no inhale medication.

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Comment from: Survivor, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

At age 20 I was diagnosed with bronchitis. At that time I had been a smoker for at least 1 year. My doctor admonished me that if I didn't quit, the bronchitis could turn into asthma. I had not quit and by the time I was 31, I had an asthma attack. After that, I quit cold turkey. Today, I still suffer asthma symptoms although I haven't smoked for at least 16 years. Symptoms include: shortness of breath after energetic activity and even climbing stairs, wheezing, fatigue and tightness of the chest with the changes in weather. I also suffer with allergies which sometimes trigger asthma symptoms. One of the main triggers is now cigeratte smoke!Medications I have used to treat these symptoms include Advair, Singular, albuteral inhaler. I even used Prima Tene Mist inhaler, but it did not work as well as the Albuterol. Life is not over because of this condition as long as I use treatments properly.

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Comment from: hicks310, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I am a 51 year old female. At Age 40 I developed allergies and asthma. Never experienced any of this in my years before. I have taken allergy shots for 10 years and recently stopped taking shots. I am on lots of medications for allergies and asthma. I have experienced many bouts of pneumonia, bronchitis, and sinus infections. I was recently diagnosed with COPD. I have never smoked a day in my Life. I have been sick about three weeks now with bronchitis, I have been on double antibiotics and still don't feel good. My lungs are wheezing in all four chambers. The doctor has put me off work to get rest and has put me on double steroids and another type of pill for my asthma. I already use singular, Advair, Spiriva, and Albuterol in my nebulizer. This round of sickness has me very worried. Usually it doesn't hang around this long. For my allergies I take Allegra daily. I used cough medicine at night but my coughing is much better now.

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Comment from: padams, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 09

My attacks are triggered by fragrances. If I control my exposure to the odors such as perfumes, smoke, bad breath, body odor, gardening fertilizers, mold, mildew, fabric softeners, room deodorizers, I have less flare ups. It's difficult to do in public places, but I work at staying healthy to avoid medical emergencies or treatments for flare ups.

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Comment from: Jenny, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 29

I have developed asthma at 60. I have never had it before and initially didn't believe that was what I was told. The problem is none of the asthma medications seem to help. I have started a regime of allergy treatment, ie the de-sensitization injections but that has a long was to go yet. I am apparently allergic to dust mites and grasses. Hopefully this treatment will help. I am told exercising more will help. I also have chiropratic care which is helping a bit.

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