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asthma and periods

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frogfree Tue 16-Feb-16 08:17:22

Does anyone notice any worsening of their asthma around their periods?

And if so in what way/ how long? Just trying to establish if it's my period or other trigger (fairly new to this!)

Clarella Wed 17-Feb-16 10:29:18

Hopeful bump smile

Thinking it might be one of those unanswerable questions!

AutumnDragon Wed 17-Feb-16 10:41:41

My asthma flares up just before. Just general tighter chest type feeling, sometimes needing my inhaler. Sort of like going out into frosty weather type tightness if that makes sense. It can be for a couple of days before I come on.

Hope that helps in some way.

frogfree Wed 17-Feb-16 20:41:41

Thanks - I'm trying to establish 'triggers'. That's helpful to know. I seemed to be worse during period but it could have been other factors too.

Hi Frog

If you're new to asthma it maybe that when you're not well a lot more triggers will set you off even if normally you can tolerate them

It could be hormone changes having s heightened effect because you aren't properly controlled ?

For exmple when I'm well I can tolerate most things, I can run half marathons etc but once my asthma gets triggered by say a virus, anything will set it off...

I've been allergy tested etc and know what to avoid but I find when I'm not well everything is just magnified and has a much harder impact...

I have been wondering about hormones again myself lately as I am late forties and gave had a resurgence of migraines that I hadn't had in almost 20 years as well as being in the midst of a serious asthma flare up...

Clarella Thu 18-Feb-16 13:03:22

Thanks,

Yes I don't think it's there yet as I'm being controlled. Still very early days medication etc. I just seemed to be on an upward trend then it went a bit off!

But I could have been work, weather who knows!!

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