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Unhappy Did anyone suffer from Asthma as a kid?

Need to get this off my chest. Is there any one that has this type of afliction as an adult? How are you? Is it rough? Excuse my ignorance, I just don't know about any of this stuff!
My oldest boy has asthma! My medical provider told us for the last five years it was Broncitis (?). But this year is the first time his lips started to turn blue. My wife and I flipped and ran him up to a new clinic that is closer than the naval hospital. The Doc. Looked at him and ran to the waiting room with an inhaler, dosed him up and took us back to be seen. It took about twenty minutes of O2 and other breathing treatments before he returned to his normal color. I have never been so scared!
Now he has to take daily, Abuteral 4X, Zyrtec 1X and Flovent 2x. It is so difficult to watch my little guy go through this. He isn't alowed out side if it is too windy. He has to carry his inhaler around. Then last night he asked me if he was going to die because of his condition. Of coarse I told him that it is a part of life that many people suffer from and he would be fine. Thanks for listening, Peace...Eric

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Sorry to hear, but if it's kept under control, there are no worries; and many children grow out of it. I used to have it real bad, since age 4 or 5; and in the past 4 or 5 years, things have tapered off back to how I should be, around age 19.

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Thanks, By the way did you hapen to have exima as a child? The doc told us that kids that have exima as babies ussually end up having asthma.

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yup I did, but only until I was like 8; I didn't know of the connection.

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I still have athsma and I'm 22. Was diagnosed with it many years ago. I take Singulair every day and carry an Albuterol inhaler in my coat pocket. Cold weather makes it worse, and exercise can induce it. I hope that as I get older, I'll grow out of it. Sucks being dependant on the inhaler.

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i use to have it, but grew out of it. I use to have it really bad. If a dollar bill was put infront of my face and i was told to blow as hard as i could. I could barely move it. The most i've ever been in a hospital for it was 5 days. But as i got older i grew out of it and haven't had any problems since. This was the reason for my dad to quit smoking and it helped ALOT!! Hopefully your son will grow out of it. Goodluck
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I had it but grew out of it. I played sports and all that fun stuff, it never really slowed me down. I would get winded easily and would have to take a break though.

Lately there have been a few times when I wonder if its coming back...or Im just out of shape. Never had exima.

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I'm 19 and have had it since I was 6. But when I was about 14 or 15, I started taking Singulair, and it kept it under so much control, that I was able to play both ways and start for my varsity football team in high school, for three years. Then in college I played a season of rugby, which is twice as much running and NO breaks. I could always feel a little tightness, but it never was enough to get me to slow down or get out of the game. That little pill is a life saver. Gave me a normal life.
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I had it when I was a kid. It grew out of it hen I was around 19 or so. I still have some problems with it, but it has more todue with smoking than asthma.

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I've got asthma, and have had it all my life. I was never allowed to play sports in school and always had to carry a note from my doctor. Plus I had to go for monthly allergy shots till I was about 18 y.o.. I developed allergies that would trigger an attack, like mold, cat hair, fresh cut grass, bug spray. In those days, I didn't have singular, primatene mist, or any of the inhalers available today. I even couldn't get oxygen. All I had for relieve was Vicks vapor rub, formula 44D, and rest. People with Asthma or any breathing problem have it easy today compared to what I went thru. I remember taking a visit with the family when I was about 10 to Romney, West Virginia to see some family friends, and all I remember about it was lying in bed on my side trying to breathe all weekend. We were 6 hours from home and my dad wasn't about to leave after being there for only a couple hours. So I had to endure it. But I can tell you this. I learned my limits and how to push them. I learned, for me, with a little controlled excercise, I could build my stamina and endurance and reduce the frequency of my attacks. By slowly strenghtening my muscles, and attitude, I've learned to control my breathing, and strenghtin my lungs. I still have problems today, and always will. But at least I now what I need to do to help reduce the severity. Inhalers for me are magic. But, you can become dependant on them.
It is scary to watch your little one in pain and not be able to breathe. You feel helpless. But it will improve in time. Medication today is wonderous, And he will learn his limits. When he gets older, learn to trust his judgement. He knows how he feels.
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Make sure he's never without an inhaler, and if he has frequent attacks, a bracelet with "asthma" on it is always a good idea!

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I had it but grew out of it. I played sports and all that fun stuff, it never really slowed me down. I would get winded easily and would have to take a break though.

Lately there have been a few times when I wonder if its coming back...or Im just out of shape. Never had exima.

He'll be fine.
My situation was similar,

My asthma was more due to the size of my lungs(over sized), and lack of muscular development to control them properly.

I had asthma attacks from a very young age, but ever since I've been old enough to walk, I'd run like a banshee, I played all sports, including soccer, football, running track and field, wrestling, baseball, and basketball. I even did some skating on the cold ice, and I was on the swim team and the ski team for a while.

I would have asthma attacks on the soccer field, puff my inhaler, and keep going the best I could until I recovered a few seconds later I'd be back up to full speed.

I outran alot of guys on my track team who did not have asthma.

Eventually my lungs, (and my whole body for that matter) were very strong, and asthma was never a problem again after somewhere around 16-17.

If he takes is medication regularly, he will be fine, and if his asthma was similar to mine, he can excersize to strengthen his lungs.

Their may be other types of asthma that I'm unfamiliar with though!

Everybody is different, but..

He will be just fine.

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I've got asthma, and have had it all my life. I was never allowed to play sports in school and always had to carry a note from my doctor. Plus I had to go for monthly allergy shots till I was about 18 y.o.. I developed allergies that would trigger an attack, like mold, cat hair, fresh cut grass, bug spray. In those days, I didn't have singular, primatene mist, or any of the inhalers available today. I even couldn't get oxygen. All I had for relieve was Vicks vapor rub, formula 44D, and rest. People with Asthma or any breathing problem have it easy today compared to what I went thru. I remember taking a visit with the family when I was about 10 to Romney, West Virginia to see some family friends, and all I remember about it was lying in bed on my side trying to breathe all weekend. We were 6 hours from home and my dad wasn't about to leave after being there for only a couple hours. So I had to endure it. But I can tell you this. I learned my limits and how to push them. I learned, for me, with a little controlled excercise, I could build my stamina and endurance and reduce the frequency of my attacks. By slowly strenghtening my muscles, and attitude, I've learned to control my breathing, and strenghtin my lungs. I still have problems today, and always will. But at least I now what I need to do to help reduce the severity. Inhalers for me are magic. But, you can become dependant on them.
It is scary to watch your little one in pain and not be able to breathe. You feel helpless. But it will improve in time. Medication today is wonderous, And he will learn his limits. When he gets older, learn to trust his judgement. He knows how he feels.
That sux that they wouldn't let you play sports, if you want to play you should be allowed to try.

I had all the same allergies and more, I had lots of very bad ear aches due to congestion (ear infections), and also sinus infections.

I was always getting sick from my allergy congestion, I still get shots to this day, and have been since I was maybe a foot or two tall.

You still have to press on and live life, find a way to deal with the symptoms and try not to let it interfere with the things you want to do in life!

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i have asthma since young and grew out of it aroud 13 or 14 years old. i know this is hard to believe but you your place has it go to chinese groceries store and buy fresh ginseng roots and boiled it at home. it's expensive but it'll help. boiled for few hours under slow heat and then drink it and eat the soften ginseng root all together. also "pao sen" in chinse also help. tell them is for asthma and they'll know.

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my bro got it like when he was 10, came down stairs and was blue and couldnt breath. Stuck him on an inhaler, and i guess now he takes a pill once a day. He goes to the gym with me now and doesnt seem to affect him. Does anything I would do.

I blame it on my parents and there smoking. When this happend my mom quite smoking for 4 days straight, then only smoked in the kitched, now she smokes where ever she pleases and obviosly doesnt give a crap. I yell the crap outta her all the time cause of it.

And not to scare you or anything but those kids that drop dead during sports, dont they have asthma?
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It's not fun being seven years old and laying on a hospital bed in the grips of an asthma attack and actually wondering if you were going to die. People who smoke around their children should read some of this stuff.
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ya well tell that to my parents, now my dad just started smoking again.
WHy dont ppl understand if it harms someone its bad and they should stop? Does someone need to die? 7 kids in the house, 1 down...
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i had it pretty bad when i was younger, but now that i am older it has calmed down. its a pain in the a$$ sumtimes, but as long as u keep the inhaler around it isnt so bad


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I had it pretty bad when I was a little guy. Though I only had 2 inhalers, one was done 2x a day and the other was a sort of emergency thing. I grew out of needing the inhalers, but if I do alot of cardio... mainly running (I can still bike for some strange reason) I get the occasional flare up.
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I have had it as a child and am still aflected with the problem. It is rough sometimes. If it gets too hot or I am around certain things like smoke, chemical smells and dust I have hard time breathing. I do have to take medication for this.
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