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    Vitamin D
    happy2561 posted:
    A year ago, my asthma worsened and I had to take Symbicort every night or else I would wake up throughout the night due to shortness of breath despite using albuterol. During the day, I had to use the albuterol 5-8 times. Then I read something about the connection between Vitamin D and asthma. I immediately went through my blood work for the last three years and sure enough, my Vitamin D level went down from 18ng/mL three years ago, to 8, and 6 last year. Then I started taking 4000IU of Vitamin D everyday three months ago. Six weeks later, I could get through the day without using the albuterol once. It was amazing. Then I determined to check on my shortness of breath at night and found an article about breathing through the nose. I started training myself to breathe through my nose, not my mouth a month ago. And now I slept through the night without using Symbicort!!! I hope to share this experience with people who suffer from asthma. Feel free to ask me any questions if you may have. I don't like taking a lot of medication. I wasn't diagnosed with asthma until I was 37 and had a severe asthma attack in the middle of the night that I passed out before the ambulance arrived. So I full understand how scary it is. Have the doctor check your Vitamin D level to see if you have Vitamin D deficiency. Good luck!
    Patci5 responded:
    That is smart research on your part. I have taken Vitamin D for years, and you are exactly right. If you don't spend much time in the sun, hey, that is where you get it. I have a full blood panel run every three months. I lowered my cholesterol by 36 points in just 3 months,some simple over the counter things, and then Blue Bell ice cream had an issue with their equipment and had too shut down for 8 months. Now I only have to do the blood work once a year and I am 72.

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