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Can an adult develop asthma?

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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 First before anyone says, we moved and our insurance is not accepted where we are (so we are getting new insurance) and the college health center won't be open for a few weeks-- I"m working on seeing a doctor...

So, we moved to NYC about 4 weeks ago.  My sinus have been going through hell since we moved due to the humidity.  I"ve been taking a 12 hour sudafed and it seems to be working wonders.  I also have a cough that only subsides with the sudafed.  I also have an amazing amount of flem when I cough (and it only goes away with the medication).  Its not cloudy or bright green like it would be with a sinus infection.

But in the last few nights when I'm laying in bed, it is hard to breath.  Not like panic attack hard to breath, but like if I try to take a deep breath in, it sort of burns and its like I can't catch my breath.

So, I'm waiting to see if its all connected and it probably is.  I should be in to see a doctor in the next few weeks.  But, I've had a million sinus infections before and have never had any sort of respiratory issues with them like this.  Can the new climate cause asthma?  Because I'm already taking so much sudafed I don't want to take it at night because I really only should be taking it for a week straight and already I'm over the 7 days.  Is there any other tricks to help the coughing and breathing issue at night? 

by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:15 PM
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annie610
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:17 PM

Yes, my sister was diagnosed when she was 45 years old.

.betty.white.
by bilf on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:17 PM

 Also, I've had sinus issues since I was a little girl so I know my body and the symptoms pretty well.  It doesn't feel like a sinus infection...  IDK, I've never had bronchitis or anything like that before though.

Moms2NTwins
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:18 PM
DH was just diagnosed in June and he's 33
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MissLeanna
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:18 PM
Bronchitis can make your chest burn and it kinda sounds like you have it. Or asthma. Feel better!!
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Starr1089
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:19 PM
Yes my dad got it in his 40's
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.betty.white.
by bilf on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:19 PM

 Thanks everyone.  The health clinic at school should be open in about two weeks and we should know more about our insurance later today :$  I want to see a doc so bad.  I hate feeling this way!

mommytoeandb
by Gold Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:20 PM

I was diagnosed in my early 30s, but I was also tested for it as a kid (neg.).  Humidity is a HUGE trigger for me.

Google garlic and ginger tea.  I drink that when my asthma is acting up or I am sick.  It could also be an infection and garlic would help for that as well. 

.betty.white.
by bilf on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:22 PM

 I will hunt for ginger tea.  Anything to make me feel better.  When you where diagnosed did you ever try sudafed?  Did it help the symptoms? 

Quoting mommytoeandb:

I was diagnosed in my early 30s, but I was also tested for it as a kid (neg.).  Humidity is a HUGE trigger for me.

Google garlic and ginger tea.  I drink that when my asthma is acting up or I am sick.  It could also be an infection and garlic would help for that as well. 

 

.betty.white.
by bilf on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM

 It also pisses me off that we pay OUT OF POCKET over $600 a month for our health insurance and we are now out of network.  Hoping we can find a new one here!

momto3infl
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 12:24 PM

 I was dx in my early late 20's early 30's after moving from the North (IN)  to FL.

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