I dont really feel anything when i inhale for my asthma

June 3, 2007 12:25am CST
i have asthma and whenever i have a minor attack i puff or inhale but i don't really feel anything afterwards it still is there, probably the thing that makes me feel better is when i relax. The doctors said i might have been crying and she was right i was and suddenly i felt my chest tightening and then i tried to inhale my medicine you know the ones used for asthma but it really doesn't work well they always apply the inhalation system.
2 responses
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
4 Jun 07
some tips to get optimal results from your inhaler. completely empty your lungs of air - after you exhale force that last gust of air out of your lungs. (if you have air in your lungs taking up the space the medicine will be like diluted for you) shake your inhaler (and if you have not used it for awhile, give a quick mist into the air) place your inhaler in your mouth and seal your lips around it tightly. as you depress the inhaler - breath in slowly and fully, very deep. hold your breath for a few seconds - now important - do not breath through your mouth or talk or cough for at least 2 minutes. breath only through your nose. This will prevent the medicine from escaping and evaporating so quickly. the med tends to stick to the moisture on your tongue so it may be difficult to deliver it all to your lungs - there is an attachment that your doctor should be able to get for you - a tube that attaches to the openning and then reaches to the far back of your mouth - this really increases the effectiveness of your inhaler
@vonne28th (1494)
• Philippines
4 Jun 07
One of my cousins had a terrible asthma whenever her asthma attacks him,he goes immediately to the hospital,but when he started to take those food supplements he seldom attacks now but very mild. I think there are also some kinds of factors that really affects your asthma. There are some fruits or foods where asthmatic person are not allowed to eat.