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lately my asthma has been getting increasingly worse. about 2 months ago i went to see my doctor because of this, and she added a new medication. while this worked at first, in the last few weeks my asthma has become worse than ever. i'm getting several asthma attacks a day (as opposed to several a week), my rescue inhaler is always needed in these asthma attacks (before in some of the attacks i could eventually work through the attack without an inhaler), the inhaler isn't quite as helpful or fast working as it used to be [ in these attacks ], and symptoms accompanying the attacks have been born (lips turning blue and oxygen-deprivation headaches). anyway, i was wondering why my asthma seems to be getting progressively worse lately, and more importantly if there is anything i can do about it.


thanks for any help in advance.
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replied July 27th, 2007
My asthma began getting worse some months ago too, although it's more mild to moderate persistant in nature. I was put on Advair 500/50 (from Flovent) and I really have seen an improvement. I rarely use albuterol and haven't needed to take the inhaler before exercise as I had for years. If you are not on an inhaled steroid, be sure to ask your doctor about it. I had a few visits with my GP as my asthma felt worse, he didn't do much so I finally went to a pulmonologist, he put me on Advair. It may be worth seeing a specialist.
Good luck
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replied July 28th, 2007
thanks. yeah i have a regular physical coming up within a month or so, and i'll discuss again with my regular doctor and then if that doesn't work i'll see if i can get my parents to bring me to a specialist. thanks again.
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replied October 23rd, 2010
my asthma keeps getting worse too ive be given ihaled steriods salbutamol and serevent but none of them work i wheeze every night and morning i keep getting headaches and my doctor thinks im being a hypochondraic but im not faking it i cant even do a few mins of exercise before im short of breath and tight in the chest im not unfit im 14 5ft 4 and im 8st so im harly overweight what is going on does any one else get this problem ??? my doctor insits my asthma is mild but i dont think it is, is it??? also during the summer i had a bad asthma attack but they refused to give me drugs because i was not wheezing, was that the right thing to do ??? i was extremly short of breath i didn't have slinet chest but i was definetly having an asthma attack i think that doctors think the main symptom of asthma is wheezing but i only wheeze at night some people never wheeze i think they were wrong but i could be wrong im open to suggestion just someone please help !!!!
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replied November 7th, 2010
Oh my gosh that is EXACTLY my problem im 16 and i am on advair 500/50 now it helped for a while but now its bad again i always get sick and im missing school a lot i think my problem is mucus (yeah gross) i had bronchitis a few weeks ago and i was doing better after taking the meds they gave me (prednisone) but now i cant even walk down stairs ive been thinking that if i get this mucus taken care of it would be better but i dont know. i really know what your going through and it sucks but i just wanted to let you know your not crazy or alone (unless we are both crazy haha jk) Maybe its allergies? have you tried talking to someone about that? or mucus? i dont really wheeze much anymore either but mostly i feel tight in my chest, like someones sitting on my chest. are you on any preventative meds if not that might help. good luck Smile oh yeah and i dont know about you but for me, it is getting worse as i get older so my mom was thinking it might be from hormone changes (puberty, pms) i hope this helps Smile
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replied November 20th, 2010
The trick is as follows: 2 liters of drinking water during the morning before eating. When you start surely will feel nauseated and, therefore, a gradual start. After drinking usually you will feel frequent urination. Do it every day and cells hypersensitivity triggers your asthma will be reduced!. Good luck
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replied December 19th, 2010
yes i have the same problem with the mucus have inhalers and have been on prednizone on and off i wonder if allergies have something to do with it very frustrating!
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replied December 19th, 2010
yes i have the same problem with the mucus have inhalers and have been on prednizone on and off i wonder if allergies have something to do with it very frustrating!
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replied October 26th, 2011
Same problem!!! used to just be sports induced but now I have a tight chest and a shortness of breath while simply walking up a small flight of stairs.. any advice? I'm on advair 250/50...
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