How long have u had asthma?

Australia
April 19, 2008 7:30pm CST
i had asthma since i was 1 year old and i still have it today. So how long have u had asthma?
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• United States
20 Apr 08
Im a long time asthma suffere. Check out www.medscape.com/viewarticle/446396_7 for info about asthma remission. What is says, in a nutshell, is that symptoms may cease, even for a period of years. However, it never really goes away. You are always "at risk".
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• Australia
20 Apr 08
thanks for sharing the info. have u heard of z packs? its an antibiotic or something... someone cured their asthma using it
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• United States
20 Apr 08
I was diagnosed with asthma at about the same time that we got our first cat when I was about four or five, I think, maybe younger. We used to have a dog, but never really had any problem with her. But, when we got the cat, I started getting too sick. I still have it, too, today. Allergy shots didn't help at all, either. But, today my asthma is pretty much in control and one wouldn't know that I ever had it unless they checked my lung capacity. I exercise all the time, too.
• Australia
20 Apr 08
what a coincidence! i too am allergic to cats but not dogs. did u have to use a nubulizer? or a spacer?
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• United States
22 Apr 08
I am allergic to cats, dogs, roaches, all kinds of trees, all kinds og grass and basicly I'm allergic to everything under the sun. And it all sets my asthma off.
@thepipes (163)
• United States
20 Apr 08
i first started having symptoms last April and was finally diagnosed in Last August. I am 27 years old and never knew Asthma was something you could develop. i always thought you either had it as a kid or you didn't have it. I guess I know better now!
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• Australia
20 Apr 08
my mum also developed asthma when she moved into a new house. the garbage under the house was cleaned out by her and she developed asthma from there
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
Hi gloamglozer! I don't have asthma but my husband does. He has it when he was a kid but now that he is older, he never had any asthma attacks anymore. The last asthma attack he had was ten years ago. I am hoping he won't have any attacks anymore because it really pains me to see him suffering. And I hope you would recover from it soon. Just my thoughts dear friend! Take care and have a nice day!
• Australia
20 Apr 08
thanks for your kind words. i had around 3 asthma attacks when i was little and i came very close to having another one while i was at school (had to go home early). i ran 2 laps of the school courtyard and i wheezing, dizzy, my feet felt as though they were on fire and i had an increased heart rate afterwards. i felt like i could have collapsed at the bus station as i was waiting for my mum to pick me up...
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
20 Apr 08
Hi gloamglozer! Gosh, that bad?! I really hope and pray that you will recover from those attacks. Are you on a maintenance treatment nowadys? I do hope that there won't be anymore attacks of that kind anymore. I really wish you well dear friend! Just my thoughts dear friend! Take care and have a nice day!
• Australia
21 Apr 08
ohh... its not that bad anymore. it was mainly severe when i was younger but now i dont even have to use a nebulizer anymore and only use a puffer when i start to wheeze or when im gonna do some strenuous exercise. Im gonna start playing soccer soon. I hope my asthma doesnt get too bad. Once again thanks for your kind words :)
• United States
4 May 08
I was diagnosed with asthma when I was ten. They said it was childhood asthma, that sometimes goes away. Well, we all know now that asthma does not go away. When I was 13 my doc said it wasn't asthma, instead I had chronic bronchitis. Now that I"m an adult, when I was about 22 or 23, my doc said I have both. I don't have a serious case of either, they only flare up with my allergies or extreme conditions. I guess I'm pretty lucky. My daughter has had breathing issues since she was 6 months old. She's been hospitalized several times. The second time she was hospitalized at 16 months, they said it was asthma. Now that she is 9, we finally have a doctor willing to treat her with a proactive approach instead of a reactive approach. She's on medication for her allergies, has a prescription for her inhaler and plenty of nebulizer medicine. Hopefully we can get it under control and not have to ever be hospitalized again.
• Australia
12 May 08
The doctors also diagnosed me wrong when i was and my mum kept trying to convince them that i have asthma but they said it was like a cough or something and that it would go away. Later on they said it was asthma at which i had already had an asthma attack i think. Someetimes i wonder if doctors even care about people.
@rman3000 (174)
• United States
30 Apr 08
me 15yrs. with asthma and still to this day but it's not that bad any more i didn't get weezing since i started smoking and since then im doing fine.but tell you one thing. asthma sucks big time! when your small it's when the real asthma attacks happend.
• New Zealand
25 Apr 08
Hi there. I think I had my Asthma about the age of 2. Catch ya later.
• Australia
26 Apr 08
Do u still have it? is it as severe now as it was when u first got it?
• United States
22 Apr 08
I have had asthma ever since I was 12 years old. And it gets worse every year.
• Australia
22 Apr 08
bad luck! i think im over the period of my worst asthma... i hope u get better soon mate
@Goobster (17)
• United States
20 Apr 08
I've had asthma since age 10 or 11 and it got worse through high school. I was able to manage it better in my twenties with medication and exercise. I have been needing medicine less and less, but it still makes for complications when I get, say, the flu.
• Australia
21 Apr 08
Same with me, when i have hayfever it makes my asthma worse. Its horrible! all the symptoms of itchy eyes and nose and a runny nose but ALSO on top of that difficulty in breathing. I find that everytime i get asthma and get hayfever symptoms that i get an itchy throat as well :s Ive tried to get rid of the allergies and took needles for 3 years and a bit but it didnt work and my mum stopped me from taking them coz she was a bit concerned about me being in pain and not getting any results from it.