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    groom1 posted:
    I am a 50 + women who has never smoked or had a breathing problem in my life. But in Feb. I was admitted to the hospital with Acute Bronchitis.
    Since then I have gotten better for 2-3 weeks then my symptoms get worse. I am put on Prednisone and improve for 2-3 weeks then get worse.
    Along with inhalers I take allergy medication, acid reflex medication,Albuterol inhaler,symbicort, and when I really have problems I use a Albuterol sulfate inhalation solution in a nebulizer.
    I feel I have done everything right to improve my health so why can't I shake this thing?
    I do have a whole new respect for those of you who have suffered with Asthma all your lives and hope that some of you can give me some suggestions on some homeopathic approaches I may try.
    I well appreciate any suggestions.
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    sgbl88 responded:
    Hi and welcome to the community.

    I have a couple of thoughts, but I am not familiar with homeopathic treatments that really work for most people. Debbie has had success with an allergy treatment. Maybe she will tell you about it.

    Do you take NSAID's? NSAID's can trigger asthma. If you are taking them regularly you could be inadvertantly triggering asthma. You might talk to your doctor stopping the NSAID's for a while. If that does help, you should talk to your doctor about Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory Disease (AERD) and possible treatment for it. I have AERD and was getting sick (taking pred and antibiotics) every 4 weeks before treatment.

    Also, albuterol nebs are frequently the most helpful. I would suggest that you try doing a treatment every 3 - 4 hours for a few days to see if you can get out of the cycle.

    It may be time for allergy shots. Talk to your doctor about testing and immunotherapy.

    Above all, do not give up!! I spent four years getting sick with increasing frequency before my AERD treatment. There are answers for you but you have ot hang in there.

    God bless,
    Sonya
    Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end... Ye shall seek me, and find [me]
     
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    groom1 replied to sgbl88's response:
    Hi Sonya,
    Thank you for your input.
    I am not on NSAID's but my doctor has me on albuterol inhalent and symbicort inhalent.
    I well talk to him about AERD as that is something that has not be brought up with any doctors that I have seen.
    Again thank you so much for your advise I really appreciated it
    JF


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