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Asthma/Congestion

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  • Posted By: Shinkster
  • January 4, 2010
  • 01:42 PM

For the past 4-5 years I have been constantly congested (post nasal drip) and it is necessary for me to clear my throat frequently. On top of this, the congestion triggers asthma symptoms which leads me to use my inhaler multiple times per day.

I figured (as well as the doctors) it was my environmental allergies yet multiple trips to different climates proved to change nothing.

I can't even run anymore as any over-exertion causes my asthma symptoms to prevent me from continuing. The last time I tried to run around was during an indoor soccer game which ended in me having to drive to the nearest hospital.

Current Meds: Allegra-D, Mucinex Extra Strength, Flonase

I'm out of ideas and out of practical solutions, anyone have an idea?

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  • For the past 4-5 years I have been constantly congested (post nasal drip) and it is necessary for me to clear my throat frequently. On top of this, the congestion triggers asthma symptoms which leads me to use my inhaler multiple times per day. I figured (as well as the doctors) it was my environmental allergies yet multiple trips to different climates proved to change nothing. I can't even run anymore as any over-exertion causes my asthma symptoms to prevent me from continuing. The last time I tried to run around was during an indoor soccer game which ended in me having to drive to the nearest hospital.Current Meds: Allegra-D, Mucinex Extra Strength, FlonaseI'm out of ideas and out of practical solutions, anyone have an idea?I would first try to avoid milk products to see if this is causing congestion. It's an easy thing to test. Have you had food allergy tests?Last year, I was on 2 meds a day for asthma control as well as a rescue inhaler. I went to a nurse practioner who tested me for gluten sensitivity. I didn't have typical symptoms (celiac stuff)--but she said it might cause my asthma. One month after stopping gluten, I was able to go off ALL asthma medications. Six months later, I still do not take anything for asthma.Just some suggestins.
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    • January 21, 2010
    • 03:41 AM
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