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    Advise Needed
    meera28 posted:
    I am 27 years old. I had severe astma when i was a kid and got cured when i was in high school. After about 7 years, I had an astma attack last year during my sister's wedding. The next attack was exactly a year later and another this week (3 months later).
    As a child, my parents never believed in inhaler as a cure and always taught me to manage my breathing as much as I can. Only when it gets severe, that i usually go to the clinic to get the neublizer.
    I tried using my Ventolin inhaler two days ago to get some temporary relieve before going to the clinic few hours later. I took the neublizer twice on Monday (Afternoon & Night) as I could barely breathe.
    I feel much better now but the problem is, I am still hacing tightness in the chest and severe cough which makes my run out of breathe again.
    Should I use the inhaler or should I just manage it?
    Thank you in advance for the feedback and advise that you are able to provide.
    wezman responded:
    It sounds like your asthma is not under control.You may need to see your doctor. When i get a bad flair up prednisone seems to be the only thing that helps.My ventolin doesn't work well on bad flair ups has something to do with receptors in your lungs being overly irritated.In the last two years my doctor finally got me a nebulizer really cut down on emergency trips.Please use your inhaler if you need it i wish you the best of luck!!
    atti_editor responded:
    Hi meera28,

    I agree with wezman that you may need to see your doctor to make sure that your asthma is under control and that no further treatment is needed to control your symptoms. Here is some information on creating an asthma action plan (if you don't already have one) that you may want to look in to formulating with your doctor or an asthma specialist . This plan is used to help prevent and manage asthma attacks and severe symptoms like those you listed above. Please let is know how you are doing!

    Best wishes,
    meera28 responded:
    Thank you very much for the advise provided. I am feeling very much better now. I used the inhaler twice a day consistently for 3 days as the doctor advised me to use when i needed it only. I also started some basic breathing exercise twice a day. The both have worked well together. I am able to breathe normally and have even started my cardio exercises. But I am taking things slowly with my inhaler standby.
    atti_editor replied to meera28's response:
    Glad to hear that you are doing so well

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