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seretide inhaler


just wondering how others feel with seretide. I do take my inhaler nad have been on this one for several months but recently I have found that I feel my chest getting more senstive after I have taken it or more uncomfortable. Today I feel awful. Just wondering if others have noticed a change after a while or whether it may just be in my head.

All views much appreciated



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Do you use a spacer?

Might be good to pop in see your doc or Asthma nurse for a check up and

Asthma review .

Good luck xxx

ps .I take Seretide m/n and more when realy bad on action plan xxxxx


Well its a lot more sensitive than it normally is but today it is sdtupif. Even oranges are making it bad agen. Not really been right since the spray paint the other week. I do use a spacer an it don't make much difference. It must help a bit. Anyway its really sensitive as soon as i've taken it lately.

Ive rung the clinic earlier tho an apparently i was due an asthma review in a couple of weeks so they've just pulled it earlier now and booked it for next wednesday. Just frustrated as i am goin christmas shoppin tomorrow if my chest copes


acidic foods/fruit increases your breathing

all food increases your breathing (requires work to digest) but acidic food increases it more than alkaline food.

We used to eat 90% alkaline food since time immemorial. Now we eat 90% acidic food (processed food, dairy, white flour, red meat, chocolate) which have a greater effect on our breathing than alkaline food. Record what you have eaten when you feel symptoms afterwards.

Alkaline food includes veg (esp. green veg with its magnesium for better breathing), fruit (not citric), water (many of us are dehydrated all the time, water thins the mucus in your lungs and nose, its a natural reducer of histamine and surprisingly fizzy carbonated water also is better for your breathing (increases co2 levels in your blood, enhances alveoval transfer of 02 and also 02 transfer from blood into cells, muscles etc of body).

Best thing i ever did for my health was to learn to breathe through my nose and then to reduce my minute volume using buteyko exercises. Asthmatics breathe often through their mouth (i did for 32 yrs), upper chest and at too fast a volume. Our bodies do not then have their natural defence meechanism (nose) to protect us from illness (colds and vuruses that go directly to our chests and stay there for far too long). It was like getting an upgrade for prototype 1.0 up to 2.0 that worked properly this time, all as a result of learning buteyko. Focus four times more on minding your breathing and your food intolerances will also improve.....we are well aware of how ""you are what you eat"" but avoid the less obvious ""you live like you breathe"".

A shallow mouth breath leads to a unhealthy life (not just asthma).

A full breath leads to a full life. A full breath in is through the mouth using your diaphragm (belly) to breathe (belly goes out when you breathe in. A normal small pause 1/4 sec and then a relaxed breath out through the nose (lasts about 1.5 times as long as your in-breath. There then should be (at rest) a natural pause (longer than on inhalation) that can be extended (though this is not the only focus of buteyko) comfortably over time with practice.


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