Newly inducted into the Asthmatics Club
January 25, 2012 2:17 PM Subscribe
I was just diagnosed with asthma. Doctor developed a treatment plan (to start off, prednisone, Qvar and Atrovent inhalers, and narcotic cough syrup so that I can start sleeping again), so I hope that the symptoms -- the violent, persistent cough, mainly -- will soon abate. But, going forward, what do I need to know about having and living with asthma?
posted by mudpuppie to Health & Fitness (24 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Any lifestyle or diet tips? Things I should know or avoid? I've also recently joined a gym, though I haven't been able to go much because I caught the cold that triggered the asthma shortly after signing up. So, any tips on exercising with asthma?
It seems to be activated most by colds/viruses (I personally think it was actually caused by a bad cold I had this time last year), but I also have seasonal allergies that should come along again in the springtime.
All tips and experiences appreciated. Oh, and I'm not a smoker, so that's not an issue.
Bonus question: I was also supposed to ask the doctor (i.e., was threatened by my partner if I didn't) about the possibility of doing a sleep study since my snoring has gotten so bad over the past few months. She seems to think that it's asthma-induced as well. Has anyone had the experience of their snoring improving after beginning asthma treatment?