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    Happy Thanksgiving
    Gregory M Metz, MD posted:
    Hope everyone has a great thanksgiving! For those with asthma, remember to bring your rescue inhaler with you if travelling or going over to someone's house. Cold air and exposure to allergens such as pets are triggers for some people's asthma.
    sgbl88 responded:
    Thanks for this reminder to take care of ourselves. I had a tragic reminder of how important this is. Take care of yourselves everyone and treat the earliest symptoms.

    Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Happy Thanksgiving to Dr. Metz, Sonya and the rest of the community!

    Thanks for this reminder! I was actually diagnosed with asthma two weeks ago when I was sick with an upper and lower respiratory infection, bronchitis and a sinus infection. I feel like a real member of the community now with my Symbicort inhaler.

    I hope that everyone has the healthiest and happiest holiday!
    Take care!
    Amelia_WebMD_Staff replied to sgbl88's response:
    I'm sorry to hear this Sonya. I hope that you are doing okay now!! Please take care of yourself and keep us posted.

    Happy Turkey Day!
    sgbl88 replied to Amelia_WebMD_Staff's response:
    WELCOME to the community Amelia!! Sorry you have now been diagnosed though.

    I am really ok. The "tragic reminder" was not me, thankfully. The son of one of my parent's long time friends passed away because of a severe asthma attack yesterday. We had played together as LITTLE kids, and gone to high school together, but I really did not know him. It is just a "tragic reminder" that we really do need to stay on top of this disease and don't let symptoms get out of hand.

    Happy Thanksgiving everryone,

    An_189890 replied to sgbl88's response:
    That is so sad to hear May God be with his family and friends...hopefully none of us ever have to personally deal with that!
    Amelia_WebMD_Staff replied to sgbl88's response:
    Sonya, I'm also so sorry to hear about your friend. His family and friends will be in my prayers as well. Take care and I hope that you were still able to have a nice Thanksgiving.

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