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Asthma and Periods

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Lazarou Wed 20-Aug-08 15:34:17

Does anyone elses asthma get really bad before their period?
My inhalers just seem to be useless about a week before.
Anyone feel the same or any experts around who may know why this is and what I can do?

misi Wed 20-Aug-08 22:25:34

it may be due to the increase in hormone levels, not sure if anything you can do about it though, never come across this before

a few sites I have just found;

http://www.chestjournal.org/cgi/content/full/116/1/252

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubm ed/18204127

http://www.asthma.org.uk/allabout_asthma/asthma_adults/asthmawomen.html

http://w ww.abc.net.au/science/news/health/HealthRepublish_263119.htm

this last link may have your answer!!

Lazarou Wed 20-Aug-08 23:14:38

Thanks misi. That's quite reassuring, in an odd way, that it's not just me!

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