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I only get it around secondhand smoke. Two smokers were outside of the health unit yesterday (WIC appointment, yay free milk!), and I am having such a hard time filling my lungs today. It seems to be worse when I'm pregnant. Normally vanishes again 24-48 hours after the exposure, but for the time being it sucks. I have a feeling I'm going to need to call in a Rx for an inhaler. =P
Also if you have a touch of asthma and you have some insomnia, Tylenol PM, any acetaminophen, will worsen your condition. Found that out the last time the hard way!
I'm an asthmatic. I only do neb treatments when needed. 2nd hand smoke is a huge trigger for me. Lately in general I feel like I can't get enough air in my lungs at all though. No coughing or wheezing though so I don't know what to make of it.
I have been diagnosed with activity induced asthma but pregnancy seems to have made it better. I used to have to take a daily maintenance medicine for it but since I have birth in 2005 I have only had to use and inhaler on one occasion (well really consistently for a week) when I got sick over Christmas of 2011.
I'm an asthmatic. During a methacholine challenge test my lungs tested in the most sensitive bracket - meaning very little sets off an asthma attack. If someone is wearing too much perfume and I’m having a bad day mine goes off. Even smelling smoke on someone after they've smoked sets me off. I've gotten to a point I cant even use room fresheners, no aerosols, no chemicals in the house. I’m on daily Pulmicort (was on Asthmanex prior to pregnancy) and carry Xopenex as a rescue inhaler. When I have an asthma attack I don’t wheeze, my lungs feel like they are filling up with fluid, I start clearing my throat, then coughing. Basically I feel like I’m drowning in fluid. When doctors (or respiratory therapists) listen with a stethoscope I don’t wheeze even when I have diminished lung capacity. It took till last year for them to even diagnose me. The asthma medicines have made a huge difference.
I didn't know acetaminophen would make it worse, good to know