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Forum Name: Asthma
Question: Asthma - Usage of Ventolin Inhaler
|veryworried - Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:37 am|
I have been asthmatic since a very, very young age. I am 20 now.
I am of Asian origin but I have been in Australia for 3 years for educational purposes (thought this might be of relevance when it comes to what triggers asthma attacks).
Before I go to bed at night, I'll feel difficulty in breathing. I felt the same thing when I was back in Malaysia for my 3 months holiday. I am not sure how long I have been experiencing this but i think it has gone on for about a year. I had been asthma-attack-free for quite a good number of years before it started bugging me again. When i came to Australia 3 years ago, symptoms of asthma started to set in. Difficulty in breathing at night only became consistent bout a year ago.
Before bed, due to difficulty in breathing, I'll use the Ventolin Inhaler (puffer). Directly after that, my breathing will suddenly become more difficult, and I'll feel a sudden dizziness, which goes away in 2 secs. Can you please explain to me why is that?
I am 167cm tall. I was 83kg. I joined the gym a year ago, and had since been doing consistent cardio and weight training. I do badminton, squash, cycling etc. I am now a 69kg. I have been eating healthy, so I have not been sacrificing nutrition to get slim fast.
Thanks and I really hope to hear from you soon.
|Theresa Jones, RN - Sat Apr 09, 2005 5:29 am|
You may view my response in your other post.
https://www.doctorslounge.com/forums/vie ... php?t=4680
|yellowwheel - Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:20 pm|
I had a simular side effect with another brand inhaler. I worked around that by holding it in for fewer seconds. But that probably only worked because I was getting less of the medication. In the end I just changed to a different brand inhaler and that never happened with the new one.
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