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    To those that know about asthma, just wondering when my asthma should improve after a decent attack.

    14th of November I had my first asthma attack in years. My hands and feet went tingly and I was put on a mask at a medical centre. I was put on steroid tablets for 3 days and have been on symbicort since. I'm still coughing regularly and sometimes I almost vomit during a coughing fit. When will it improve?!? I have constant headaches from all the coughing.

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    After a bad attack(for me) it's usually about 10 days until that heart palpitating hangover feeling goes away. The rib pain hangs around about that long too.

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    Have you been back to see your gp since leaving hospital? You may need further steroids, or higher dose of preventative & regular ventolin while you recover. Or it could just be a viral cough - but its definitely worth seeing a dr to see if your asthma management needs to be increased. When my DD has an asthma exacerbation, we usually see my gp (at my gp's request) every few days until she is completely back to her normal level - & she guides us on preventayive inhaler, steroids & ventolin (usually 4-6puffs every 4 hours) until she is well again. It can hang around for a few weeks for me personally,but I would definitely go to a gp if I were you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheeeeesecake View Post
    Have you been back to see your gp since leaving hospital? You may need further steroids, or higher dose of preventative & regular ventolin while you recover. Or it could just be a viral cough - but its definitely worth seeing a dr to see if your asthma management needs to be increased. When my DD has an asthma exacerbation, we usually see my gp (at my gp's request) every few days until she is completely back to her normal level - & she guides us on preventayive inhaler, steroids & ventolin (usually 4-6puffs every 4 hours) until she is well again. It can hang around for a few weeks for me personally,but I would definitely go to a gp if I were you!
    I have been back but I think I'll have to go back again. I'm already on the highest dose of preventative and I'm taking ventolin regularly too.

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    Is it possible you have a nasty virus (like whooping cough/100 day cough) that is setting off your asthma when it flares up? I guess in that case it will just be a case of taking care of yourself until you recover... hope it passes for you soon.

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    I asked about whooping cough but doc said I didn't have it. I do work in childcare though so lots of germs. None of them have a cough though.

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    My mum has asthma. She was chronic. Had to be hospitalised monthly. She is now under control due to diet changes. Just a thought, maybe certain foods could trigger asthma for you. For my mum it was milk which she has now switched to almond milk. Dairy products can exacerbate asthma. And also she knows to keep away from spices.

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    I'm actually looking at trying almond milk. I tried soy milk but I'm not a fan lol.

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    I agree about the dairy. Also have you heard of a sulphite intolerance? I have it and it's common in asthmatics, however many people don't know about it. My asthma is so much better when I eliminate them.


 

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