Newly diagnosed with asthma or allergies

If you or someone you care for has just been diagnosed with asthma or allergies, this is your place to ask questions and get information and support from others who have been there.

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H E L P !!! Allergy chart levels/advice

sunshinemc3
  • By sunshinemc3 · New reply April 13, 2014
  • 2 replies
  • Hi My step son has been around our 2 cats for 5 years, his mother has been trying to figure out a way to keep the existing visitation with the child and father for many years. (She has asked the father ...

Mastocytosis ruled out by Tryptase???

bcmp1298
  • By bcmp1298 · New reply March 23, 2014
  • 1 reply
  • Hi guys...I have been undergoing tests over the past few months to determine why I have had bad allergic reactions to stress and working out (Anaphylactic Shock twice. I was diagnosed with Exercise Induced ...

Systemic Mastocytosis ???carcinoid???pheochromcytoma??

Poison
  • By Poison · Posted February 8, 2014
  • 0 replies
  • Hey... I was recently told that it as very likely that I had Systemic Mastocytosis due to an elevated 24hr urine beta prostaglandin f2alpha of 2270 and a BPG2 of 1321 also had a elavated blood histamine ...

Feeling crazy! Test results say I am not allergic but I know I am!!

Angel777
  • By Angel777 · New reply December 3, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • Hi All, New to this forum. For years I have had severe sinus infections and am really tired of feeling run down. I know what triggers my sinus infections...bad smells...cigarette smoke, dust, dog dander ...

Approaching Smokers About Allergies

Momzilla228
  • By Momzilla228 · New reply November 25, 2013
  • 4 replies
  • Took my 2-year-old to the doctor yesterday, trying to find a cause to the intense coughing he is always going through. The diagnosis: asthma. I've now become the research master - looking up triggers ...

New to the forum and to the asthma world

CupidsCowgirl
  • By CupidsCowgirl · New reply November 9, 2013
  • 9 replies
  • I was recently diagnosed with adult onset asthma that was thought to be chronic bronchitis all these years that came and went. I hve encountered a problem and I am not sure how to deal with it. I am now ...

Singulair

natasha30
  • By natasha30 · New reply November 1, 2013
  • 22 replies
  • Can someone tell me about Singulair? Does it work well enough to not need inhalers and are there any side effects ...

please help PFT results

dareyou2move
  • By dareyou2move · New reply October 15, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • I just want to be okay :( I had PFT's done and all my numbers are great. Results are below , but WHY WH YWHY WHY do I wsignificantly decreased functional lung capacity?!?!!? when all my other numbers ...

Suprised attack

khadene
  • By khadene · New reply October 15, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Had an asthma attack a few weeks ago .. Never had it, before and to my surprise my mom told me at the doctor office that when I was a few months old I had an asthma attack ! some type of home remedy was ...

Feedback desired

LisaOrl
  • By LisaOrl · New reply August 14, 2013
  • 2 replies
  • I have had allergies ever since I can remember and was diagnosed with chemical-based asthma several years ago, which has gotten worse in the last few years with the increase in the use of hand sanitizers ...

New to this group

Linda-Rosa
  • By Linda-Rosa · New reply July 22, 2013
  • 10 replies
  • I've had allergies practically my whole life. Never did anything about it. I was nervous about getting tested and might need allergy shots. I put it off for years. Today, I had my first skin test!! It ...

Adult Onset Asthma

asthma123
  • By asthma123 · New reply March 30, 2013
  • 11 replies
  • I just recently got diagnosed with asthma at age 35. I had a bout with bronchitis and the coughing went away after a few weeks, but everytime I tried to exercise I got chest and neck muscle pain and shortness ...

Inflammaging

jamin (Inactive)
  • By jamin (Inactive) · New reply March 24, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I am finding this subject on inflammation more and more interesting as I go along with my new supplement....I've talked here about grape seed ex and what it's done for my allergy and sinus issues, but ...

Gillespie Approach

connectingneurons
  • By connectingneurons · Posted March 12, 2013
  • 0 replies
  • There is a therapy called CFT that has had 100% positive results for asthma and environmental allergies. www.gillespieapproach.com ...

Just diagnosed Severe Dustmite Allergy

dustmite10
  • By dustmite10 · New reply February 14, 2013
  • 16 replies
  • Hello, I have just been diagnosed and I have soooo much information being thrown at me, I don't know what to do. Shot treatments, air filters, bed covers. I could surely use some direction from someone ...

How long should it take to live life in the "green!"

Victoria8
  • By Victoria8 · New reply January 22, 2013
  • 12 replies
  • I was just wondering how long it took everyone to live in the "Green" or is living in the "Yellow" zones commom with asthma? It has been months for me and my pulm doc still hasn't figured out a maintenance ...

Allergies

Ben2012
  • By Ben2012 · New reply January 22, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • Is this you..my friend. You need to give me information up front so that I can have time to know what to say or do. Last night when the reporter talked with me i was in bed exhausted from the day. I would ...

New to this world of asthma

Victoria8
  • By Victoria8 · New reply December 25, 2012
  • 74 replies
  • I won't go through a long description of what I have been through, which included being misdiagnosed, losing my job, and everything that goes along with that. I was recently diagnosed with asthma and ...

I travel with Allergies, HARD!

BackwardMan
  • By BackwardMan · New reply September 16, 2012
  • 12 replies
  • I travel often and when I get into hotels rooms I feel that I'm at the mercy of each hotel and the area that I'm traveling to. I can control my home as much as i can, but, I don't have any controll over ...

DUST MITE Allergy management

Natty9
  • By Natty9 · New reply August 19, 2012
  • 5 replies
  • Hi everyone! I was just diagnosed with a dust mite allergy. and man it's been tough. I am in dire need to find the best way to manage this. I feel like I have been battling sinus stuff for months because ...

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