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November 11th, 2010, 10:25 AM
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Hello! I hope it's OK to drop by. I was hoping for some advice for my DH.

To give a little background, my DH has has asthma since he was a kid. He hasn't had an asthma attack in about 2 decades but he does get wheezy and goes through patches where he needs to use his inhaler more.

6 years ago he was accidentally prescribed an overdose of asthma medication by a doctor who - let's just say, if I ever meet I will shove extremely sharp objects up his nose and backside one at a time for his mistake. It had a profound effect on his health, he suffered to a lesser degree to some similar symptoms to my CFS, had extreme fatigue, muscle pain, heart palpatations, all kinds of symptoms that went away when he stopped taking the high dose of medicatuion he'd been prescribed by mistake and went back to his reliable old meds.

The problem has been that every now and then when his athma flares up and he uses his inhaler more than usual he starts to get the other symptoms coming back. Recently he had an extremely bad relapse of his athma and other symptoms. I have been so worried about him and took matters into my own hands

I managed my fertility issues through supplements to conceieve this time around and I asked (or rather told!) my DH if he would try some supplements to help manage his asthma and his other symptoms. I researched both sides of this and finally put him on magnesium, selenium, vitamin B 6 and 12 (which were mine, lol) and omega 3 and other fish oils. He's been taking them for 2 weeks and he has noticed a difference already, he's taken his blue inhaler only once in the last 3 or 4 days, his wheeziness has improved greatly and his other symptoms have faded faster than they usually do wehn he's had a relapse.

I was wondering if there were any other supplements that were recommended for asthma that he may want to try? I also read about bromelaine, which I was also taking for fertility but I can;t find them so I need to look again.

At the moment we're just looking at supplements rather than changes in diet - that's a road both of us have been down for our various health conditions in the past and didn;t work for us personally, but we have both seen good results from supplements -x-
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November 11th, 2010, 10:46 AM
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Asthma is really not my forte. I do know that many essential oils help with asthma. http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f4...5128-list.html

There's a link. Once you have it up on your browser hit ctrl + f and type in asthma - it'll take you to all the oils that help with asthma. Hope that helps some, I don't know anything else!
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November 11th, 2010, 11:35 AM
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This is from my absolute favorite line of supplements:

Asthma

This link they talk about the condition and its causes, then the recommendations. I highly, highly, recommend them, I can't say enough good things about them. I use 4 of their formulas on Kaiden
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