Any new news, you got us holding our brea... bad joke.. But for real hope they are getting closer on resolving this for you.
I have had asthma my entire life, and will likely have it until the day I die. It's never had too big an impact on me, mostly just making me short of breath when I do things like run or talk for a long period of time. And even that hasn't been a problem for me lately. Some of the newer medications that have come out in the past 7 years or so have helped me have more or less normal breathing.
That is... until about 2 months ago. For some reason that no doctor I've seen has been able to figure out, my medication has stopped working. Not only that, but I have been out of breath almost constantly for the past two months. My heart is beating much faster than normal. Even the smallest amount of strenuous activity forces me to sit down to breath. I'm coughing all the time. When it's at its worst, I wake up in the middle of the night, gasping for breath. Even the simplest of tasks, like sitting in front of a computer to type up a blog post, seems like a herculean effort. I have barely left my house over the past 2 months except to go to work. I mostly spend my free time playing video games these days. Granted, I did a lot of that before this started, but now it's just about all I can do. Even movies are hard to focus on when you're constantly being made aware of your breathing. It's probably because video games require more concentration that something like watching a movie does, but not much more effort, that helps me forget about what's going on at that moment. Since nothing else works to take my mind off things, I'd probably have gone crazy without gaming.
So that's my way of explaining why you haven't seen me around these parts recently. Until my situation improves, don't expect to see me on here too much. I know it's been hard coming to this site for the past couple of months without seeing any new posts from me, but try to be strong. You'll make it through this. I have faith in you
Poor you! I don't have asthma, but I have had chronic conditions that have flared up, and no one has been able to diagnose. It can get pretty depressing. It's good that gaming is keeping you going, but don't give up on trying to get support. Sometimes internet support groups can do better than medical staff. I hope you feel better soon.
Good Lord- I've got asthma and allergies, but nothing to the degree that you have. I hope whatever is going on it gets diagnosed at some point in the near future and you're able to go back to a comfortable lifestyle. Good luck, my friend.
Sorry to hear about your condition. It sounds more like a cardiac issue though. Have you had a treadmill stress test or perhaps even a cardiac cath to see if it is cardiac in nature.
@MsCortana My appointment with the cardiologist is still over a week away. If I send you his dictation, will you transcribe it for me?
Sorry to hear about your current condition. Do what you can, ease the stress, and take all the time you need to recover from all of this. Until then, we're here for you.
Wow, sorry to hear this. Are you being tested for anything besides asthma? Hope it gets back ot "normal" soon.
Take care, now I have to figure out what to do with my life without you being here all the time.
@Gen_Warbuff They've determined it's not asthma, but they still don't know what the hell it is.
Hope your life hasn't been too boring without me ;)
That sucks. Good luck my friend. We've been having some pretty crazy weather of late. Does the heat make it worse? This country has had quite the damning heat wave.
Hopefully they'll find some new drugs for you that will work.
However try to use your predicament as a positive thing in getting rid of annoying people at work. :)
Hope you feel better soon.
I'm very sorry to hear what you are going through. It makes me think how much of an idiot I am to smoke, while I'm fortunate not to have asthma, or any other breathing problem.
I'm waiting to hear some good news about your problem in your next blog.
Odd. I have asthma, had it all my life. I remember it being much worse when I was a kid. Got taken to hospital with it quite a few times and stuck on a nebuliser. It used to be seasonal. I thought i'd grown out of it, my dad did. Few years ago it randomly came back though. This year seems worse than normal. I feel your pain mate. I hate asthma. As you say, being constantly aware of your need to breathe is f ucking horrible. The more I seem to focus on it, the worse it seems to get. Luckily, when I get it, my inhaler clears it up almost instantly!? I've not been to the doctors with it since a child, so I don't even have my own inhalers. As I don't need them daily, my sister gives me spares (she suffers worse than me) but I guess I should probably check i'm on the right drug? I've got 2-3 laying around, they are all different drugs and I just take a couple of puffs on the first one I find. They all seem to do the job. I hope it gets better mate. I remember as a kid, stairs were a killer when I had bad asthma. It always seemed to be worse at night. This is apparently a combination of there being less air at night and also laying flat. Propping myself up with pillows so I am in more of a sitting position helps. As a kid, my Dad got some ionisers in our rooms? I think something like a HEPA filter is probably better these days.
that really sucks.
there are always new medications being developed .....I hope that rumour about the new health care law taxing medicine development is untrue because if it is that will send pharmaceutical R&D to India and China.
the industry used to be strong in Italy but left for the orient after they were taxed out of the country.
for epilepsy at least there have been some wonderful new medicines developed in the USA recently.
we can only hope they find the right fit for what is ailing you.
I wondered where you went.
I'm so sorry for what you are going through. It sounds torturous - akin to water boarding, the way you describe waking up - and I hope either the docs find an answer or conditions in your environment change to bring you relief. Or both.
No jokes, no feeble attempts at trying to relate. Just God bless and get better soon.
Sorry to hear about that. Hope they find another medication that works for you or something, so you can breathe properly again.
Nice to see another one of your blogs, but sorry it had to be about this topic. Maybe you'll eventually have some things to blog about from all of the gaming you've been doing.
That sucks man, I can't imagine not being able to breathe. I hope they figure this out and things get better for ya
I don't even want to imagine the act of breathing as being a chore since it's one of the few things you do constantly; it would be like feeling pain every time you blinked @_@. You've got to be a tough sob to get through it with some semblance of sanity, especially with a job that tests your patience for people on a regular basis. I just hope things get better for you. Keep your head up.
Sorry to hear that, man, and I hope you're able to get a prescription that can control your asthma. I went through pretty much the same thing about three or four months ago. My two sons and I also have asthma, and at certain times of the year it can spiral out of control it seems.
I have suffered from asthma most of my life too, but a combination of drugs and constant exercise keep it in check. I have a lot of crazy suggestions, but I'm sure you've tried most of them, like using Vicks or lowering the temps in your house. I find it eases my attacks, but that might be the opposite for you. Hope you can find a reprieve!
Oh my! It is still affecting you? Sorry to hear that. I hope you feel well soon. Will Halo gaming be too much for you pulmonary system to handle? I know my driving can leave you breathless :D
That's terrible. Repository related issues absolutely suck. I hope things somehow improve. Oh well, at least my excuse of health related issues for not doing the exalted blog will now by principle have to be accepted by you. :P
I see that you and me both have yet another thing in common. I too have Asthma as well. I just last year got put on a prescription inhaler for it and it does help out alot... but even still... I keep it by my side day and night. Make sure you get fully checked out by your doctor and or another one as well because sometimes the coughing can be an early sign of COPD. I have that as well and am getting checked for it but pray it is not that. I recently lost a friend to that and it is a terrible way to go.