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  • Posted By: Mikmik
  • April 24, 2009
  • 03:59 AM

I have bronchial asthma, my allergies often triggers an attack until I can't do what I want and need to do (cannot even attend the class sometimes) because I'm always at the clinic or hospital. And one time I haven't bring any of my meds and inhalers at school, I was rushed to the college clinic & she promptly attend to my needs. My nurse told me that whenever I don't have my meds w/ me, I should find an alternative. She said she has read that water and coffee can be a natural treatment, reliever or preventer. She told me to try to drink hot/lukewarm water in the morning before eating breakfast so that all through the day I'll feel better. And I'll tried it and it somehow works for me but sometimes in the evening it doesn't. Coffee is also an alternative. Try it guys!

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  • Hey,I agree with you. Even I have asthma for last one year and asthma really sucks.My asthma gets worse when I feel stressed. I start wheezing heavily and my breathing starts to get labored. Caffeine, related to theophylline, is mildly therapeutic for asthma. However, too much caffeine can aggravate it.
    jessibrown 14 Replies
    • October 13, 2009
    • 09:37 AM
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  • Hey Mikmik,How'z your asthma now. Came across this link on web.Just take a look in to it.http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/ab001112.html
    jessibrown 14 Replies
    • October 16, 2009
    • 09:28 AM
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  • I have severe, chronic bronchial asthma too. I was diagnosed at 9 months old, have had pneumonia a few times, and both of my lungs have collapsed. When I am without my reliever during an attack, I do feel very stressed because it seems there is no alternative until you can get a hold of your reliever again, or it will just progressively worsen. I think caffeine helps because it stimulates your heart, like common relievers do (my heart always pounds after a large dose of Ventolin or after going on the Nebuliser), therefore pumping more oxygen into your blood, which is what we are starved of during an attack. However, during our attacks our bronchioles swell and contract, and I don't know how either coffee or water could alleviate that in any way. But I will try it! Good luck with managing your asthma, it does tend to become more manageable and lessen in severity as we get older.
    Lola91 2 Replies
    • January 16, 2010
    • 00:42 PM
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  • I have severe, chronic bronchial asthma too. I was diagnosed at 9 months old, have had pneumonia a few times, and both of my lungs have collapsed. When I am without my reliever during an attack, I do feel very stressed because it seems there is no alternative until you can get a hold of your reliever again, or it will just progressively worsen. I think caffeine helps because it stimulates your heart, like common relievers do (my heart always pounds after a large dose of Ventolin or after going on the Nebuliser), therefore pumping more oxygen into your blood, which is what we are starved of during an attack. However, during our attacks our bronchioles swell and contract, and I don't know how either coffee or water could alleviate that in any way. But I will try it! Good luck with managing your asthma, it does tend to become more manageable and lessen in severity as we get older.Hey Lola91,Thank you so much for the info. I started taking advair a little over a week ago and I didn't like it at all. It made me feel dizzy and I have anxiety disorder with panic attacks so when I heard about advair causing sudden death in some asthmatics it made me very nervous. My doctor gave me singular and I don't start it until tonight. Is anyone else taking singular? Just wanting to know if others have taken advair or singular and what side effects it gave them. "
    jessibrown 14 Replies
    • February 11, 2010
    • 10:04 AM
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  • I've had asthma for about 25 years now and I really haven't noticed a difference in drinking caffeine although I try to avoid caffeine. I read that someone mentioned that their heart beat increases with a large dose of ventolin. This can be dangerous and it's dangerous to over-use your inhaler. I know when I was young, a model by the name of Chrissy Taylor (I believe it was her or her sister) died because of using too much of her inhaler. Be careful when using your rescue inhaler.
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  • Hello,You need to take proper treatment of asthma and strictly avoid smoking and do not go in polluted area like traffic and industries....
    shagydeep 10 Replies Flag this Response
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