Just take a deep breath and relax kid.
It's so freakin' annoying! In....out....in....out....in.....out....OVER AND OVER!!!!! Continuous repitition! NEVER ENDING!!!!!
I've got this weird thing kinda like asthma but not quite and it makes breathing SUCH A CHORE!! So much suction to inhale, so much force to exhale. It's like trying to brethe through DENIM!! (well, thin denim, but still denim.)
I HATE BREATHING!!!!!
Just take a deep breath and relax kid.
Don't worry. I wish a LOT of people had trouble breathing (not you of course).
"They get what they vote for." PaulR
Are you taking medication for it?
I have chronic mild asthma, but the drug regimen I'm on is so good that I have no restrictions - I play tennis, ride a bike, ski, go backpacking and climbing, etc.
I seem to have a mild case of asthma. (noisy breathing.) When our swim coach really kicks our butts, I get a chance to clear out the lungs and bronchs. (We're talking some deep, gross hacking. Ick.) It seems to help in the long term though.
Wind sprints are the most effective - a minute or less all out, then five to fifteen seconds of rest, repeat, repeat, repeat...
I remember one kid in the boy scouts who had serious asthma. When we would take moderate hikes, his lips would turn blue.
I wouldn't recommend wind sprints to the point of blue lips, but they can really help keep the lungs clear, and they increase lung their capacity.
(And don't believe Danimal. I have gills, but they're non-functional.)
Being in condition helps everything, so of course Jon is also right.
However, asthma is caused by allergies, and if you have it, it's really worth treating the unholistic way: with plain old drugs. You can stick needles up your ~~~, chant, eat herbs...bottom line, you need bronchodilators.
What I take is Advair, and before that it was Serevent and Azmacort (same chemicals, Advair is just a combination). Serevent is a long-acting bronchodilator, Azmacort is steroid - i.e. an anti-inflammatory. For me, the combination is like I don't have asthma. Despite the potential problems if you use too much of these medicines, it's much better for you than the strain on your system caused by air hunger. Stereoids sound scary, but in this case you're taking an extremely small dose locally; very little of it goes into your system.
Now, I'm lucky to have a very mild case - people can die of asthma when it's bad. And not everybody has the same success as I do with the same drug regimen. I'm just saying you should go see an internist with a specialty in pulmonology if you haven't already. Usually the situation can be improved greatly.
EVERY BREATH I TAKE HAS TO BE DEEP!!!! OTHERWISE I JUST DON'T GET ENOUGH AIR!!!!!!!!Originally Posted by josejherring
Well, that was last night.
I can now brethe. Such a releif. Cough medicine did the trick. It seemed to be an allergic reaction to lilac. Last night was movie night at my grandparents' house, and they have two HUGE boquets of lilac in their living room. That's what it was. When I told Mom that I discovered it was lilac, she was quite disappointed considering that we have a HUGE lilac bush in our front yard (we rent from my grandparents, so she picked from the same bush) that was absolutely georgious this year. Oh well. She'll live, right?
With that running thing: we're doing track in gym class at school and that just seems to make it worse. It really stinks, 'cause I love running. Yeah, I'm kinda weird like that. Trouble is, I really like running, but I'm not that fast. So joining track would probably be an embarrasment.
OK. I'm dont blabbaring!
Cough medicine only loosens secretions. You need an asthma inhaler if that happens. It takes 10 seconds and you can breathe perfectly fine again with those things - which are different from what I was talking about as a regimen. Albuterol is the fast-acting one.
Thanks. I'll see if I can get to a specialist or something.Originally Posted by Nick Batzdorf
Well, the cough medicine surpressed the cough, which I had a really bad cough when all this happened, so I was happy.