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Monday, August 1, 2016

Well, I'm not Particularly Happy with My Health Right Now..

Yesterday I was feeling great.  I finished ice dyeing two shirts which I was very pleased with.  I swept and mopped and piled things up to take to the garage.

Slowly my house has filled with clutter.  A lot of it has to do with the Grand Girl and all her play things all over the place.  But bottom line, I know that I have too many possessions in my little apartment.

So I had to empty some items from the garage below me to make room for the items in my apartment that I would be bringing down.  The temperature was warm but nicer than it has been so I guess that is what spurred me on.

Long story short, I got overheated, or asthmatic or blood sugar dropped or something happened and I got so sick I thought I would throw up.

I noticed when I was at the allergist a couple of weeks back and I took a breathing test that showed my blowing power was very low.  I think it is time to see if there is any problem with my breathing.

Just what I need in my life - another doctor.  But as we age we have to be proactive.

 Anyone have experience with asthma they can share?


17 comments:

  1. Funny you mention that! I get what I call 'asthma in the throat' (not in the chest) sometimes. I have been having it for the past week or so, but not so bad that it's difficult to breath. Sometimes I just hear a weird tiny light wheezing when I breathe, right in my throat. Other times I have had it bad enough to require an inhaler or a Z pack of steroids. From cats, antibiotics, menthol/ecualyptus (my known bad allergies.) So I'm not sure what's going on, but we've been sleeping with the bedroom window wide open to avoid the a/c cost at night, so it could be something night blooming that is filtering in. I don't know.

    If you are having breathing issues, I'd definitely check with the doctor. It sucks, but better safe than sorry.

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    1. Hum. I don't think it is that then. No wheezing. I think I'd better do some more research. But I'll still see the doctor.

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  2. I take Singular. I've had breathing issues for years. Got a disabled placard for my car. Very annoying, but as I've aged I feel like car with one part after another going bad or falling off. I suppose all we can do is laugh! 😂

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    1. I hear that. If I have to take one more pill, I'll scream.

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  3. No experience but I think it is very wise to get yourself checked out.

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  4. I suggest you take a look online at what happen to diabetics when they get too hot. You may not need to see another doctor. Likely you just need to know more about your diabetes. Plus, we're getting older and don't do well when temps are high. Houston is not a place to challenge heat, you will lose every time. I've developed a wheez that only shows up with exertion. Doctors can never hear it. Offered to send me to be tested for asthma. Instead I just take some allergy medicine. That usually takes care of it.

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    1. I think you hit the nail on the head. I've done some reading on heat and diabetes and that sounds more like what I have. I'll post about that. Thanks for reminding me to research.

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  5. Oh no, I am so sorry to hear the you are dealing with this. Breathing issues are no fun at all. It's a good thing you already have an allergist. That's where I would start... feel better!!

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    1. Well the good thing about visiting all of these doctors lately is that I do have someone to go back to. Yes, I'll follow up.

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  6. I don't think the heat helps the breathing either. Sending best thoughts your way!

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  7. Humidity can be so bad for breathing. I hope this was just heat related. And heaven knows Houston has heat and humidity. :-)
    I hope you get some answers soon. I have learned that not knowing is more frustrating than dealing with what ever it may be.

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    1. And it is so humid here. You're right about the not knowing. Grrr.

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  8. I have diabetes and mild asthma. I notice more and more than I don't handle the heat well, but it doesn't seem to affect my asthma. That is usually triggered by something in the air.

    Recently, when we were cooking at camp, it was very warm. During one meal, I was frying quesadillas on a propane griddle. After doing this for quite some time, I did get overheated. I felt like throwing up, etc. I drank a bunch of water, and then ran back to the camper to stand directly under the air conditioning unit. Within 30 minutes, I was feeling great again. After that, I was more careful.

    I notice that I can't be out in the sun weeding like I could when I was young, either. My sugars go up if I get too hot. So, I'm turning into a wuss, and it aggravates me, but I do what I need to do:) Good luck figuring it out.

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    1. I'm searching for the connection between diabetes and heat. I guess I have become less heat tolerant but I'm still learning about Type 1.

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  9. I can only relate to the clutter involved when grand kids visit. Any difficulty I have breathing is only from trying to keep up with them as we are having a vacation and I like to keep them active -- forgetting that means I have to be right there with all the activities. Right now we are crafting, messy, but at least it is kind of quiet!

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    1. I had to laugh. I have so many pictures and craft projects on my walls I could open a museum. I used to try to keep them but there are way too many. I bought her on old fashioned scrap book to keep her favorites in.

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