What triggers your Asthma?

I guess this may of been done before, but I'm curious, what triggers your asthma?

Mine;

Stress

very cold air

very warm air

being ill (cold, flu etc)

Pet hair (especially dog)

Side effects of having developed asthma;

Alergic to pet hair - brings me out in a rash, and get hayfever type symptoms.

Alergic to washing up liquid - gotta wear marigolds now, lol.

Please copy and paste the 2 lists above and add yours to it. Be interesting to see.

Thanks

Meady boy!

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  • here's my list (this is good, it will remind me to keep away from them all):

    stress

    sport

    cold air

    cold water

    pollen

    ibuprofene

    colds and sinusitus (like right now)

  • what tiggers mine is

    cold air

    damp/ mould

    colds /flu/ bugs

    excerise

    dust

    just before it rains????

    oh and am off camping on thursday, should be fun!!!

  • mine is triggered by

    colds,viruses,chest infections

    cold air

    temperature change

    excersise

    aresol spyays

    cigatette smoke

    and sometimes, laughing and singing!

  • What doesnt??????

  • lol andrea

  • Pollen, hot / windy weather, cold air (but the heat is worse), dust, dust mites, chlorine, exercise... which I manage by taking ventolin and atrovent prior to execising.

    All the above only triggers my asthma mildly..

    The worse for me are reflux and colds/flu

  • I came up with the slightly mad idea of putting a proper teepee (sp) in the back garden therefore removing the HDM problem. I might be getting a wee bit obsessed with HDM's though.

    Bex

  • Too many to mention so im not going to list them all but top of list is Pollen -especially grass very kindly responsible for annual admission in June for last 8 yrs!! (havent planned anything for next month going on track record!!

    Bex- if you get any more obsessed i think you will need a referral for an OCD clinic!! mind you i have been known to send hubby into places and dust before i arrive(such as mobile homes on hols!!)

  • my triggers are

    dust

    mold

    big changes in temperature

    humidity

    grass

    perfumes

    fish smell

    dogs (strange because im not allergic)

    exercise

    stress sometimes

    and infections such as colds and flu

  • Hops, the good news is that 1st dreadful bout of grass pollen is over with. Cos we had such a mixed up year we have done the early june grass pollen burst. Relax and enjoy june this year :)

    Me I am planning a HDM stalking/hunting/killing trip for June, instead.

    Bex

  • Yay! No More Anti-Histimines! Does anyone know what the pollen Levels in Oz and new zealand are like? I am going there in June for 2 months!

    My Triggers are:

    Stress

    Aerosols

    Excersise

    Cigerette Smoke

    Humidity

    Pollen

    Dogs and cat hair

    Colds,Flus and Chest infections.(which are quite common!)

    There is more But Right Now my Mind is Blank!

  • My triggers are

    perfumes

    aerosols

    cigarertte smoke

    wood fires

    hayfever

    cold/windy/air conditioning

    grapefruit

    asprin/diclofenac/brufen

    beechams powders

    sugar free polo mints

    reflux

    stress

    exercise

    What a crock!!

    Kathyx

  • Hold up Elephant the 1st grass pollen hit that happens ar roughly the time they start to cut for haylige (sp) started back when we had that lovely bout of warm weather a couple of weeks back. People are still cutting grass etc but the 1st hit and the one that normally really really gets people is over. Don't stop taking your anti-histamines.

    Bex

  • my triggers be:

    stress (Big at the mo, going through a rough patch)

    smoking (doesnt help living with 2 heavy smokers around 50% of my time)

    excersise

    cold air

    dust (not allergic but still doesnt do me any good)

    colds/flu (bad immune system LOL!!)

    purfumes/ areosols

    Side effects:

    on heavy days i vibrate from salbutamol shakes. I get tired VERY easy

  • Hi Wendy,

    ""on heavy days i vibrate from salbutamol shakes. I get tired VERY easy""

    That's something that i got occaisionally, the shakes but normally after several nebs and I also get very very tired after an attack so i can sympathise with you very much.

  • I think its interesting to see what sets our asthma off.

    Mines mostly:

    * Colds & viruses - think i've got mone on the way!!!

    * Stress - Normally brought on by thinking i've got a cold/virus coming.

    Thats pretty much it!!

  • I wish I knew might actually find some contorl then but as it stands:

    feathers

    exercise

    cold air

    etcetcetc

  • err....The Earth !

  • well, what causes it?!?:

    exercise

    cold air

    aerosols

    cigarette smoke

    humidity

    dust

    stables (as i horses)

    air pressure (on aeroplanes)

    stress

    cat and dog fur

    illness

    hayfever

    the list goes on! x

  • Lillies!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hyacinths

    Freesias

    In fact any strong scented and/or high pollen flowers

    feathers

    exercise

    perfumes/after shaves and scented powders

    strong odours of any sort particularly cleaning fluids

    air fresheners

    aerosols

    dust

    latex flooring being laid

    builders dust

    christmas trees and other evergreens

    most animals but not horses or elephants (yes I have ridden both)

    laughing (sadly becaause I am always doing it)

    pampas grass and some others

    paints and glues

    stuffy rooms

    and other things

  • Mine are too much laughter and walking up hill or up the stairs!

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