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Just curious…asthma and arthritis

Wasn’t able to sleep. So I decided to look up some studies on the Internet. I am just curious how many here have arthritis and asthma. I was just diagnosed with asthma, and not long after arthritis. Wondering if there is a connection. 

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  • Melissa G

    That is a great question Dar! 

    My dh has asthma and arthritis. He was diagnosed with asthma when he was a toddler. But he was diagnosed with arthritis about 3 years ago. 

  • BenR

    There may be another issue . I have allergic asthma and also Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and immune deficiency. I know we are supposedly more prone to auto immune and auto inflammatory disorders.

  • Marie E Natzke

    I've had allergic asthma my whole life. I was finally diagnosed last June, with Ankylosing Spondilitis which is an autoimmune disease/inflammatory arthritis. AS is a disease that  starts at a young age. I remember complaining about tailbone pain when I was 10/11 or so. No one picked up on that symptom. As the yrs went on I would have flairs of tendonitis. Was always told I "do too much". After having a bad asthma attack a few yrs ago and after that having a sinus infection that wouldn't go away I started having more serious flairs. I think the infection finally triggered the AS to be more active than what it was.

  • Breatheeasy

    I had a bad viral attack that set off rheumatoid arthritis for me. I never realized that I had also developed a very very mild asthma from it. 

    1st asthma flare happened about 1 and a half yrs ago. And then a second happened about 8 months ago. I have not gotten it under control. Inhalers don’t work or work and cause an asthma reaction which they are not supposed to. Doctors don’t understand why my inhalers do not work for me. I was supposed to ask my doctor if I can use the nebuliser instead but I forgot to ask at my appointment today. The whole point of my visit was to find out about the nebuliser option and I forgot to ask him. 

  • Deborah Bartlett
    Breatheeasy posted:

    I had a bad viral attack that set off rheumatoid arthritis for me. I never realized that I had also developed a very very mild asthma from it. 

    1st asthma flare happened about 1 and a half yrs ago. And then a second happened about 8 months ago. I have not gotten it under control. Inhalers don’t work or work and cause an asthma reaction which they are not supposed to. Doctors don’t understand why my inhalers do not work for me. I was supposed to ask my doctor if I can use the nebuliser instead but I forgot to ask at my appointment today. The whole point of my visit was to find out about the nebuliser option and I forgot to ask him. 

    It's easy to forget things when you're under the pressure of being in a doctors office. You could call the office. One of the people who answer the phones can ask the doctor for you, and someone can give you a call back with an answer. Easy! ☺