Living with Asthma

The Depression That Goes Along With Asthma

Every person with asthma has their good days and their bad days. Often enough my bad days are my worst days, I grow tired of struggling to breathe while I watch my family go about their day unaffected from weather change or smoke or even perfumes. And I have to try a million and one other medicines some of which making me sick and dizzy. Only for them not to work. And sometimes I get so upset and want to just throw all my medicines out the window and stop taking it. I feel like screaming and ripping my hair out of my scalp, I sometimes wonder why I'm the only one in my family who suffers from this. Thinking it's gotta be super bad luck, then I break down and cry and thinking about how tired I am of it. I have my good days and my bad days, sometimes it's just really hard.

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Statfr, for so many of those reasons is why I sought out this very community. Non-sufferers really don't understand all the frustrations whn nothing seems to work. The expense, doc appts, testing and realization there's no cure is something I find hard to believe. Ive bn on 7 diff meds, 2 trial treatments and nothing works. My pulmonologist just told me I basically "have to deal with it" (It being my chronic cough associated with allergy induced CVA) and I find that unexceptable. Ive suffered with allergies for abt 50 yrs so I kinda thought later in life I wud hav some breathing issues. I cherish my good days and love up on my grandbabies as much as possible. On those bad days, Im mostly just pissed😬, but GREATFUL Im still here! Be blessed! Stay strong and we just hav to take it one day at a time🙏🏽 Btw - I wish I cud cry, but I get so damn clogged up that now I literally cannot breathe.

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Thank you I'm really happy to hear from someone who goes through my struggles. And oh my god yes when I cry it makes it worst. My doctor said I have some nose allergy that makes my nostril glads tighten so everyday even after using nasal sprays that do nothing I can't breathe through my nose ever. One of the doctors I've seen said if I can get my asthma controlled then my nose my get fixed. I'm going to see a doctor in a few days and get a referral for a pulmonolgist to check my lungs, just gonna have to wait for now, one step at a time.

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Thank you for sharing. I struggle to come to acceptance. It's as if I accept all of these bouts and increasingly aggressive treatments I will give in. This reaction is causing me more harm than good.

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Hope you find a good pulmonologist.. one that'll really listen. Best of luck to you!

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Same to you! :)

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I was wondering if I should be worried that my left lung has been hurting for the past three days, mostly when I cough or laugh, today it happens a little when I talk. I was wondering if I should go to the doctors or wait and if It gets worst or other symptoms arise then should I see a doctor?

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Starfr, I've never experienced pain in my lungs, but I do get chest tightness and a nebulizer treatment relieves that discomfort for me. I wud definitely make an appt with a pulmonologist to check ur lungs and see whats causing that pain esp since its bn 3 days already. Often that worrying creates more stress😬 Last month I hd swollen neck muscle frm all the coughing due to all the inflammation which made it extremely diff to swallow food. I literally cud not eat anything😬 I thought it ws a huge amt of phlegm stuck in my throat Omg! I kept trying to hawk it up all morng, but it only got worse. Made same day appt, whn the dr felt along my neck - I gagged horribly. He prescribed cough syrup (w/codeine), prednisone 20mg x5d and neb treaments. It took abt a wk before I cud swallow normally. Hope you feel better. Take care.

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Sorry you feel sad, prayers sent, maybe you need an antidepressant? Try an oil cool most diffuser with eucalyptus oil while you sleep. reviveourhearts.com

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Cool most oil diffuser, look on Amazon or bed bath and beyond etc.,

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