Sat 30 Jan, 2016 12:47 pm
Hello, I am almost 20, 5'6". I've been dealing with asthma my whole life. It was just until recently I started waking up several times every night in the middle of an asthma attack. I do have an apointment to see a doctor on Febuary 8th, I just wanted to get other opinions/experiences. I have a blue and 2 different purple inhalers. The blue one doesn't help much, an the purple ones make my breathing feel worse. I am a smoker (cut back to 6 smokes a day) but I do not have any asthma problems during the day, only at night whe I'm sleeping. Anyone have any advice to help me until my doctors apointment?
Anyone have any advice to help me until my doctors appointment?
I have advice but you're not going to like it (and you've heard it before):
That being said, you do have my sympathy.
Wash the bedclothes? I'm not kidding, there may be dust mites or other stuff you are allergic to on the bedclothes or pillows. A cat cuddled up, if you are allergic, could be a problem.
Stopping smoking completely is a good idea; it helped for myself and others. I had smoked for twenty years.
When I was a smoker, I would cough my goolyonies out when I laid down to sleep. It helped to prop my self up with pillows. It took me a year to stop coughing when I gave up smoking. But it was worth it.
See your doctor. AND give up smoking. Not necessarily in that order.