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    An_189813 posted:
    I'm fairly new to asthma and controlling it! I thought i was doing fairly well until I caught the virus going around and the cough just wouldn't go away- then a really strong stressor presented itself out of the blue- my ex committed real estate fraud and used my name on a loan and I was left with a $250,000. debt on a property I had already Quit Claimed over to him.
    Worse yet, in order to protect myself and my own home, I had to file for bankruptcy protection while I try to fix the mess-

    I got really tired and felt weak and went to a concert and an older man sat next to me with Benga on and I was off to the race to the ER.

    Still weak but no wheezing or crackles. Will pay better attention from now on-
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    Aqua14 responded:
    You have my sympathy -- stress is a really bad thing for my asthma as well, so I can relate. I hope that your personal matters resolve soon and that you can get back to feeling better. Hopefully in the meantime you can rest and have friends and family to take care of you. Judy
    Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    I hope that things getting easier for you! ((((hugs)))) and take care of yourself.
    MaryPearlAune responded:
    I heve mild asthma.Will stress gave me asthma attack.every time I get under stress.
    Mary Aune
    Mathchickie replied to MaryPearlAune's response:
    MaryPearlAune: Not necessarily. Many people find that stress does NOT affect their asthma very much. Have you had attacks caused by stress in the past?

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