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Forskning og påvirkningsnivå ved astma – Research and level of reaction for asthma

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Påvirkningsgrad for personer med astma

0,02 PPM (parts mer million, milliondeler)

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National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council Washington DC USA 26. November 1965

Just denne undersøkelsen gjelder TDI som er en kjemikalie, men det er en pekepinn på hvor lite som skal til for å utløse et astmaanfall.

“Industrial exposure to TDI vapors has resulted in many cases of allergic reactions involving the respiratory tract with symptoms of asthma. The Threshold limit value of 0,02 PPM is believed to prevent sensitization but may not be low enough to prevent asthmatic attacks in sensitized individuals.” Ph.D Harry W. Hays National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council Washington DC USA 26. November 1965

Parfymer er også kjemikalier, så ikke tro de er trygge. Å ha astma er som å være et levende, gående brannalarm. Vi vet når noe er i luften som ikke er god fisk. Våre lungene reagerer på det, og protesterer. Vi får pustevansker.

In English

0,02 PPM a level for asthma attacks

Since 1965 the level for developing a asthma attack is stated to be 0,02 PPM (Parts Per Million).

toxicologicalreports-harrywhaysphd-asthma002ppm

National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council Washington DC USA 26. November 1965

This research shown here is specifically about TDI chemical but it actually shows how little is needed to start a asthma attack. 0,02 PPM

“Industrial exposure to TDI vapors has resulted in many cases of allergic reactions involving the respiratory tract with symptoms of asthma. The Threshold limit value of 0,02 PPM is believed to prevent sensitization but may not be low enough to prevent asthmatic attacks in sensitized individuals.” Ph.D Harry W. Hays National Academy of Sciences and National Research Council Washington DC USA 26. November 1965

Fragrances is chemicals too, so do not believe they are safe. Having asthma is like being a living, breathing, walking fire alarm. We know when something fishy is in the air. Our lungs react to it, and protest. We get breathing problems.


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#Astma er potensielt #dødelig – Asthma is potentially deadly

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Plutselig og tiltagende forverring av astma-symptomene er potensielt livstruende

“4.4 Advarsler og forsiktighetsregler
Dersom pasienten må øke forbruket av β2-agonister med kort virketid for å kontrollere astma-symptomene, tyder dette på en forverrelse av sykdommen.  Plutselig og tiltagende forverring av astma-symptomene er potensielt livstruende, og man bør vurdere å starte eller øke kortikosteroid-terapi. ” Slv.no

Dette burde egentlig stå på alle informasjonssider om astma på nett, for å finne denne infoen måtte jeg søke via en medisin og fant det på Statens Legemiddelverk. Dette er informasjon som jeg mener enhver person som har astma og publikum ellers har krav på å få på en lett tilgjengelig måte, det kan redde liv.

Jeg fant også dette på nett om kvelning:

“Kvelning betyr at hjernen ikke får nok oksygen. Mangel på oksygen i hjernen fører raskt til bevisstløshet og død. Kortere perioder med oksygenmangel  i hjernen kan føre til hjerneskade. En tilstand der kroppens vev har en mangel på oksygen kalles hypoksi.

Kveling kan være forårsaket av fysisk hindring for luften å komme inn i lungene, som kutter i brystet, tett knyttede slips eller astma, å puste luften har et lavt oksygeninnhold  eller inneholder giftstoffer  som hindrer oksygen transport som karbonmonoksid.
Asfyksi (asphyxia neonatorum) kalt oksygenmangel  som oppstår ved fødselen. Dette behandles først og fremst ved at man behandler barnet med CPAP og tilfører oksygen. Dette fører til at lungene blir blåst opp og oksygenering  av blodet lettes.” Wikipedia

Nå visste jeg dette fra før men det er det nok langt fra alle som er klar over at det er slik, det hører man på diskusjoner på nett.

Vis hensyn til astmatikere, hensynsløse har større ringvirkninger enn du tror.

Kilde:
https://www.legemiddelsok.no/_layouts/15/Preparatomtaler/Spc/0000-07488.pdf

sv.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kv%C3%A4vning

In English

Sudden and progressive deterioration of asthma symptoms are potentially life threatening

“4.4 Special warnings and precautions
If the patient must increase the consumption of β2-agonists with short duration to control asthma symptoms, it indicates a worsening of the disease. Sudden and progressive deterioration of asthma symptoms is potentially life threatening and consideration should be given to starting or increasing corticosteroid therapy. “Slv.no

This should really be on all information pages about asthma online, to find this info I had to search through a medicine and found it on the Norwegian Medicines Agency. This is information  I think any person who has asthma and the public otherwise are entitled to have in an easily accessible way, it can save lives.

About Asphyxiation (smothering)

“Asphyxiation (smothering) means that the brain does not receive enough oxygen. Lack of oxygen in the brain leads quickly to unconsciousness and death. Shorter periods of oxygen deprivation in the brain can cause brain damage. A condition in which the body tissues have a lack of oxygen is called hypoxia.
Choking can be caused by physical obstruction for the air to get into the lungs, which cuts or damages in the chest, tightly knotted tie or asthma, that the air has a too low oxygen content or contain toxins that prevents oxygen transport such as carbon monoxide.
Asphyxia (asphyxia neonatorum) called oxygen deprivation that occurs at birth. This is treated primarily by treating the child with CPAP and adding of oxygen. This leads to the lungs inflated and oxygenation of the blood is facilitated.” Wikipedia
Now I knew this already but it is far from anyone who is aware that this is so, this is rather obvious when participating in conversations both in real life and online.

sv.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kv%C3%A4vning


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Luftforurensning for 1 av 4 -Pollution scent for 1 out of 4 – #doftmaskin #duftmaskin #astma #allergi #astmaallergi #fragrancemarketing #scentmarketing #airfreshener #luftoppfrisker #parfyme #parfym #parfum #perfume #fragrance #duft #doft #luftforurensning #forurensning #luftförorening #förorening #airpollution #pollution

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Nå har det skjedd igjen. Jeg måtte på doen, og jeg sprang inn på bensinstasjonen like ved, det var krise. Da jeg kommer inn på toalettet ser jeg denne duftmaskinen henger på veggen og med astma er dette en helsefare, man får tette lunger og vansker med å puste og får ikke luft, men jeg hadde å velge på dette og gjøre i buksen. Ingen vil gjøre på seg så jeg måtte gå, det forstår du også, men det er kjipt å måtte velge mellom å få gå på do og astmaanfall. Samme gjelder jo for øvrig også i andre lokaler, man skal ikke måtte unngå å gå steder, og på den måten bli utelukket fra å delta.

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Bildet er tatt under mitt astmaanfall, dette er ekte.

 

I flere timer etterpå hadde jeg vanskelig å puste og måtte bruke mye medisin.

Dette handler om tilgjengelighet, et toalett som er til for publikum skal alle kunne bruke, det skal ikke være slik at kun personer uten funksjonsnedsettelse kan bruke toalettet.

Dere som produserer, selger og bruker disse produktene støtter dere gjerne på at det er godkjent av IFRA, International Fragrance Association, som hevder dette er greit og ikke gir allergi og sjukdom. Det dere må forstå er at IFRA er en interesseorganisasjon for parfymeindustrien og de går industriens ærend, de er ikke interesseorganisasjon for oss med astma og andre lungesjukdommer, allergi, mcs, shr og andre sensitiviteter. Uansett hva de påstår så er ikke dette trygge produkter for oss. Jeg er et levende bevis for dette og jeg er bare en av veldig mange. WHO anslår at der er 300 millioner personer med astma i verdenen (tall fra 2011 slik at det er sikkert fler i dag) og i Europa er det anslått å være ca 30 millioner personer med astma (tall fra WHO og Ginasthma og The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA), da er ikke alle andre lungesjukdommer og sensitiviteter medregnet i de tallene, ikke heller mcs og shr og øvrige sensitiviteter. I Norge teller man at ca 20-25% av befolkningen, ca 1 – 1,2 millioner mennesker har astma og allergi. I følge tall fra Norges Astma og Allergiforbund (NAAF) er 1,4 millioner personer i Norge sjuke av parfyme, og 0,5 % blir så sjuke av parfyme at de ikke kan deltake som alle andre gjør i samfunnet.

Jeg ga beskjed til stasjonsinnehaver om å ta den ned, alle skal kunne bruke toalettet. Ingen skal måtte velge mellom å bli sjuk og gå på toalettet, eller noen andre rom heller. For oss med astma er Ventoline en nødline og vi må dope oss med Ventolinne hele døgnet for å leve, mens andre ikke skjønner bæret og forurenser luften med parfymestoffer. I dag pga et dobesøk hos Circle K fikk jeg et kraftig astmaanfall fordi jeg måtte bruke toalettet på Circle K, det var først lite men etter 4 minutter slo det ut i full blomst og jeg hostet kraftig, trange luftrør, pipelyder da jeg FORSØKTE puste, det var ikke lett å få luft, øynene ble blodsprengte, jeg ble kraftløs og hadde oxygenbrist.  Det var problemer å få medisinen ned i nebulizern (inhalatoren du ser på bildet over) fordi jeg var i så dårlig stand, jeg var meget plaget. Da var jeg komt til kontoret og kollegene spurte masse, de visste vel ikke hva å gjøre. Etter hvert fikk jeg i meg medisinen likevel og etterpå kunne jeg snakke og forklare hvorfor det var så ille.  Skylden denne gangen var en duftmaskin på  veggen  på toalettet.

Nå vil jeg oppfordre deg som har slike på veggen i dine lokaler om å ta den ned uansett i hvilken bedrift eller sted, uansett hvor den sitter, om den er på toalettet eller annet lokale. Har produsenten fortalt deg at det ikke utløser allergi? Da er du blitt løyet til.  Den duften du sprer i rommet inneholder en masse stoffer som irriterer luftveiene i lungene og aktiviserer allergisk reaksjon, det gjør at dine kunder og besøkere blir sjuke av besøket og det henger i fra noen timer til flere dager avhengig av hvor sensitive personen er som ikke tåler det. Da man har fått et slik stort astmaanfall av et besøk hos deg da er man også mer sensitive for alt i flere dager etterpå.

Jeg vil gjøre det klinkende klart: Det har ikke betydning hvem som har satt det opp, eller hvem som leverer til hvem, det at det i hele tatt er produsert og tatt i bruk er det som er problemet. Vi er konstruert å puste luft, ikke kjemisk forurensning, det som er relevant her er at luften blir utjenlig å puste.

Jeg vil også opplyse om at det er et lovbrudd å utestenge dem som ikke tåler det i henhold til Likestillings og Diskrimineringsloven §9.

LHLorg-parfyme-diskriminering-§9-Skjermbilde

Skjermbilde av nettsiden til LHL Astma og Allergi:

“LHL mener at det må presiseres at kravet til universell utforming i diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven § 9 også omfatter tiltak for å forebygge eksponering av ulike irritanter, herunder parfymerte produkter.

LHL mener også at det bør settes av midler til forebyggende opplysningsvirksomhet slik at flere vil ta hensyn til at parfymerte produkter kan påføre andre helseskader.

LHL oppfordrer til at:

  • offentlige virksomheter innfører parfymefritt arbeidsmiljø av hensyn til brukere og de ansatte.
  • privat næringsliv og arbeidsgivere gjør det samme.
  • privatpersoner tar hensyn ved å unngå parfymerte produkter i situasjoner der man kommer tett på andre mennesker.

LHL Astma og allergi har laget en plakat som opplyser om parfymefri sone. Plakaten kan lastes ned og henges opp der det er behov for det.” LHL Astma og Allergi

FN har vedtatt tilgjengelighet og rettigheter for personer med funksjonsnedsettelse, blant annet:

“e) Recognizing that disability is an evolving concept and that disability results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinders their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others,
h) Recognizing also that discrimination against any person on the basis of disability is a violation of the inherent dignity and worth of the human person,
j) Recognizing the need to promote and protect the human rights of all persons with disabilities, including those who require more intensive support,
l) Recognizing the importance of international cooperation for improving the living conditions of persons with disabilities in every country,
n) Recognizing the importance for persons with disabilities of their individual autonomy and independence, including the freedom to make their own choices,” UN.org

Du finner informasjon om Tilgjengelighet og Universell utforming i FNs deklarasjoner om funksjonsnedsettelser her

Hva er en funksjonsnedsettelse?
Lungesjukdommer som astma m.fl, allergi, og andre sensitiviteter er en funksjonsnedsettelse,  et handikap. Hvordan det?  Definisjonen på et handikap er:

Ifølge norske offentlige utredninger,
NOU 2005: 8 om likeverd og tilgjengelighet. Rettslig vern mot diskriminering på grunnlag av nedsatt funksjonsevne. Definert funksjonsnedsettelse som:
“Funksjonshemming oppstår når det er et gap mellom individets evner og design eller funksjon i omgivelser / miljø / bygg.”

Merk deg at det ikke står angitt spesifikt hva som er handikap, det står for eksempel ikke bevegelseshemmet, blind, døv osv, det står kun angitt hvordan noe er en funksjonsnedsettelse, et handikap. Dette er samme definisjon som er vedtatt av FN, dok er FNs versjon noe mer utvidet og gjelder alle land.

Jeg har mottatt relevant informasjon om Tilgjengelighetsloven fra Regjeringen ved FRP som var en av de partiene som svarte på min henvendelse om retten til frisk luft.

sitat “«Diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven» fast følgende; § 9. Plikt til generell tilrettelegging (universell utforming) «Offentlig virksomhet skal arbeide aktivt og målrettet for å fremme universell utforming innenfor virksomheten. Tilsvarende gjelder for privat virksomhet rettet mot allmennheten» Gjennom diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven får mennesker med nedsatt funksjonsevne et diskrimineringsvern. Alle virksomheter rettet mot allmennheten blir pliktige til å arbeide for universell utforming og individuell tilrettelegging. Krav om universell utforming trekkes inn i stadig flere forskrifter og lovverk. Finnes også omtalt i «Plan – og bygningsloven. Brudd på plikten til å sikre universell utforming etter tredje ledd regnes som diskriminering.»” Regjeringen ved FRP. Sitat slutt

Den samme loven er også i Sverige, se nedenfor for mer informasjon om det.

Publikasjon av NAAF og Husbanken:

Universell-utforming-NAAF-Skjermbilde2

Husbanken publikasjon Skjermbilde

”Universell utforming er utforming av produkter og omgivelser på en slik måte at de kan brukes av alle mennesker, i så stor utstrekning som mulig, uten behov for tilpassing og en spesiell utforming.”
Krav om universell utforming trekkes inn i stadig flere forskrifter og lovverk. Gjennom diskriminerings- og tilgjengelighetsloven får mennesker med nedsatt funksjonsevne et diskrimineringsvern. Alle virksomheter rettet mot allmennheten blir pliktige til å arbeide for universell utforming og individuell tilrettelegging. ” Husbanken.no

Les Publikasjonen her:
http://biblioteket.husbanken.no/arkiv/dok/Komp/Uu_bygg.pdf

Jeg forstår at du kanskje ikke visste dette, derfor vil jeg fortelle deg det at parfymer og slike doftmaskiner gjør 1 av 4 sjuke. Du vil nok ikke dine kunder, besøkere, klienter, kolleger, elever eller venner noe vondt?

Skru opp ventilasjonen istedenfor og vask oftere med parfymefrie rengjøringsmidler, parfymefri oppvask, parfymefri håndsåpe og bruk ellers parfymefrie produkter, lufte ut og gi oss alle frisk luft å puste, da vil vi som er de 1 av 4 av dine kunder / besøkere kunne benytte dine tjenester og lokaler på likt med alle andre og uten å måtte gå der fra med tette lunger og pustevansker. I verste fall kan det bety at vi ender opp på sjukehuset, og at vi unngår å besøke dine lokaler eller å bruke bedriften din og andre lokaler, og bruker pengene og tiden vår et annet sted. Det er ingen hyggelig handel og besøk om man må bli sjuk av luften. Nå har jeg forklart deg det, og jeg håper og ber at du hører på og gjør som jeg ber om. Jeg er trøtt på å ikke kunne benytte meg av lokalene dine.

Oppdatering søndag 4. september 2016

Jeg måtte akutt til sjukehuset.

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Dag 3: Søndag nå  Jeg har hatt pustevansker siden fredag pga av den duftmaskinen som var aktiv på Circle K stasjonen, nå siden fredag har jeg hatt gjentatte pustevansker og svie helt fra øvre luftveiene og ned i lungene, min egen medisin har ikke gjort nytten så jeg måtte dra akutt til legevakta på sjukehuset hvor de har sterkere medisiner. CRP var under 5, ingen bakterieinfeksjon eller virus. Jeg må også på økt medisinering med Prednisolon nå 60 mg og mer astmamedisin for å få bort betennelsen som er blitt av den kjemiske påvirkning av parfymekjemikaliene i rommet fra duftmaskinen. Når er det at folk skal skjønne at parfyme ikke er en harmløs nusselig ting til glede for alle? Det finns ikke velvære med kjemisk forurenset luft.

Hvorfor skal jeg måtte lide for dine vaner? Hvorfor skal jeg måtte gå på et slik medisin regime og på sjukehuset fordi du parfymerer?

Ikke bare at jeg må ta medisiner, men det betyr stor lidelse i hverdagen, og for å være dønn ærlig man kan dø av astma, et alvorlig astmaanfall kveler.

“4.4 Advarsler og forsiktighetsregler
Dersom pasienten må øke forbruket av β2-agonister med kort virketid for å kontrollere astma-symptomene, tyder dette på en forverrelse av sykdommen.  Plutselig og tiltagende forverring av astma-symptomene er potensielt livstruende, ” Statens Legemiddelverk Slv.no

Les mer om det her Astma dreper og Astma er potensielt livstruende

Hva er astma?

Astma er en sjukdom i lungenes luftveier bronkiene og bronkiolene, det er en kronisk betennelse i disse,  det er styrt av sensitivitet eller allergi (immunologisk) og forverring kommer av å bli utsatt enten av allergener (stoffer man ikke tåler) eller irritanter  (stoffer som irriterer luftveiene), og da dette skjer tettes lungenes luftveier av slim samtidig som musklene rundt disse luftveiene kramper og gjør luftrøret meget trangt, disse begge tingene bidrar til liten passasje for luft å passere og man får problemer med å puste. Forskjellen ved astma og KOLS er at astmabesvær oppstår kun ved negative påvirkning av ting personen ikke tåler, mens KOLS betyr pustevansker 24/7 men med forverring av irritanter, det betyr at sjukdomstilstander og symptomer ved astma og andre lungesjukdommer kan unngås ved å verne den sjuke for disse emnene og situasjonene.

Parfyme er en av de tingene som provoserer og utløser astmaanfall – og også andre lungesjukdommer, allergi og sensitiviteter.

Dere må revurdere deres bruk av parfymer der offentligheten ferdes, enten det er parfymerte produkter, doftmaskiner, scent marketing, så kalte luftoppfriskere, parfyme på deg selv, i dine kle, håndsåper osv, eg. kjemisk luftforurensning.

Jeg er oppriktig drittlei av å måtte lide for andres dumskap. 😠

Besøk også LHL sin side og Renere uten kjemikalier og Parfyme – Luftforurensning

Oppdatering mandag 5. september 2016

Dag 4: Jeg hadde håpet det ville gi seg nå etter at jeg var  på sjukehuset i går, men ikke, slimdannelser i lungene og hoster opp slim, fullt uslag på allergisk rhinitt så nesen renner konstant, svært lettirriterte lunger, hoste, tungt å puste da jeg skal gå en lengre strekning, og har måttet ta 60 mg Prednisolon i dag, og 6-8 doser 2 mg/ml Ventoline inhalasjonsvæske for å roe lungene og jeg er ikke ferdig ennå. Flere timer til før dagen er omme. Alt pga en  doftmaskin som spruter ut parfyme i et rom. Skal til legen i morgen igjen så da skal jeg ta dette opp.

Oppdatering tirsdag 6. september 2016

Dag 5: I dag morges kl 0400 våknet jeg av å være tett i lungene og hostet meget kraftig og hostet opp sikkert en kopp med slim, alt fra lungene. Min allergiske Rhinitt lar nesen renne ustoppelig. Var til fastlegen, CRP var under 5 igjen så altså var der ingen bakterieinfeksjon eller virus. Etter at jeg kom fra legen i dag traff jeg naboen utenfor huset som spurte om jeg var sjuk? De hadde våknet av min hoste da jeg hostet opp slim som tettet bronkiolene og bronkiene i lungene for å rense luftveiene for å få pust. Ja sa jeg, og forklarte hva som hadde skjedd. Oppvåknet var før frokost, og frokost var full dose medisiner: 60 mg Prednisolon, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 doser Symbicort Forte 320/9, og en ampull Ventoline 2 mg / ml inhalasjon. Så noe frukt. Jeg var til fastlegen og tok opp astman. Jeg har vært på 60 mg Prednisolon  i tre dager og legen sier jeg må ned på 40 mg i morgen fordi ellers vil binyrene kunne ta skade, man skal ikke gå på så høy dose Prednisolon i mange dager da det er farlig. Så må jeg sakte trappe ned over flere dager for å ikke ta skade av medisinen. Jeg må ta inhalasjon med 2,5 ml 2 mg / ml Ventoline inhalasjon så fort jeg kjenner at astman begynner å reise seg igjen for å holde luftveiene frie, det blir et kart om 10-15 kapsler per dag, ca en i timen eller oftere. Legen tok som sagt også CRP som ikke viste noe som helst, altså ingen luftveisinfeksjon av bakterier eller virus, dette er ren astma. Legen sa at om vi ikke får bukt med astman din nå da må vi legge deg inn på sjukehuset. All denne medisinen gjør også at jeg får bivirkninger i form av hjertebank, og skjelving på hendene. Nå er jeg sjukmeldt ut uken. Og alt dette fordi det parfymeres i lokaler der offentligheten ferdes.

Jeg har et spørsmål til Norges Astma og Allergiforbund NAAF. Dere sier dere vil aldri forby parfymering i det offentlige rom til tross for at dere vet at ca 20-25 % av befolkningen, dvs 1,4 millioner personer i Norge er sensitive for parfymer, og at 0,5 % personer av disse er så ille rammet at de ikke kan deltake i samfunnet. Der er mennesker som er på trygd fordi de ikke kan deltake i samfunnet fordi der er så mye parfymekjemikalier i luften. Og dere har satt en NAAF på lederplass i FKMI og de går på samme linje nå. Når er det at dere skal ta oss som er hart rammet på alvor? Nå har dere lest hva som er skjedd meg. Skal dere noen gang ta ansvaret og forbedre levekårene for oss som har astma og andre lungesjukdommer, allergi, mcs, shr, og annen sensitiviet, målgruppen dere er satt å jobbe for? Jeg bare spør?

Dette er ikke et enkelt tilfelle at jeg har blitt utsatt for slik som dette, slike maskiner finnes overalt i samfunnet, på toaletter, i foajeer, i entreer, på hotell, restauranter,  i kjøpesentra, i butikker, på kontorer, og mange andre steder. Når er det at vi skal få frisk luft å puste?

I frisk luft er jeg frisk, i forurenset luft er jeg sjuk, det er såre enkelt så hva har dere tenkt å gjøre med saken? Jeg er målgruppen deres!

Oppdatering onsdag 7. september 2016

Dag 6: Jeg ble altså sjukemeldt fra i går av. Jeg er av den sorten at jeg forsøker å  stå på og gjøre mitt beste i lengden men i går sa kroppen altså nei. Jeg hadde gjentakende pustevansker som jeg måtte dempe med sterke medisiner, hostet opp slim, var trøtt og slapp, følte meg svak og svettet, jeg måtte gi opp og la kroppe leges, det fungerer ikke å jobbe da.

I dag våknet jeg også veldig tidlig og hostet opp slim, jeg har fortsatt pusteproblemer og må ta medisin. Kroppen har roet seg noe da jeg kan være hjemme i mitt allergitrygge hjem og hvile meg. Ellers har jeg samme medisinregime som tidligere bortsett fra en noe senket dose Prednisolon til 40 mg som jeg skal trappe ned til 20 mg om tre dager. Jeg sovnet igjen etter 4 timer og sov lenge. Pusten min høres ut som en gammel sko som knarrer da jeg trekker været ut og in. Jeg har slim i de nedre luftveiene i lungene 0g slimet er seigt og det er vanskelig å hoste det opp. Å ha dårlig pust påvirker også tale og allmentilstand da man må ha god pust for å snakke, og god pust for å ha det bra. Jeg må altså være hjemme fra jobben.

Klokken er nå 19,30 på den 6. dagen med alvorlig astma og all hosting og pustevansker har gjort at jeg har meget vondt i torso, jeg har vondt i musklene i overkroppen i brystkassen. Kroppen er overanstrengt. Det er så vondt å hoste at jeg nesten ikke klarer det. Og også om jeg er hjemme nå så tar det lang tid å bryte ned den betennelsen som er bygget seg opp i lungene pga den kjemiske forurensningen.

Jeg er frisk i frisk ren luft og sjuk i forurenset luft.

Oppdatering torsdag 8. september 2016

Dag 7: Jeg våknet igjen ca kl 0600 av tette lunger og hostet opp slim, jeg er fortsatt låk i brystkassen pga all hosting så å hoste opp slimet er vanskelig. Jeg føler meg sliten, og kraftløs i brystet, og det er vondt. Medisinering var i dag morges som vanlig 40 mg Prednisolon, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 doser Symbicort Forte 320/9 (også til kvelds alle dager), en ampull om 2,5 ml 2 mg/ml Ventoline. Jeg hoster litt mindre i dag men er fortsatt tett og har slimdannelse. Det er slitsomt.

Opplevde i dag igjen følelsen av å utmattet sovne på sofaen for å senere våkne av å ikke få pust, og da jeg forsøker å hoste opp slimet er muskulaturen i brystkassen for sliten til å klare jobben. Hoster i 20 minutter og tar inhalasjon for å få det til.

Ellers har dagen gått i roens tegn med film og surf, og medisin, hosting, slim osv hele dagen. Hostet så jeg holdt på å kaste opp. Ja, det var så galet.

Oppdatering fredag 9. september 2016

Dag 8: Det er fredag en uke etter at jeg var inne i det rommet med doftmaskinen. Jeg våknet kl 0600 av hoste igjen og har vært våken siden, hoster opp slim med jevne mellomrom. Jeg har tatt medisin 40 mg Prednisolon, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 x Symbicort Forte 320/9, Acetylcystein Sandoz 200 mg og en 2,5 ml 2 mg/ml Ventoline inhalasjon. Må ta alt dette før jeg engang får spist, kan ikke spise med sånn hoste og slim. Normalt sett tar jeg bare 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 x Symbicort Forte 320/9 om morgenen (og 2 om kvelden), og jeg kan ta det etter frokost. Jeg har fæle bivirkninger av den sterke Ventolinen, jeg er skjelven til de grader på hendene, holder jeg hånden opp så rister fingrene som ved tremor.

Jeg var til butikken for å kjøpe mat i dag, det var første gangen jeg var ute blant folk siden onsdag den 7. september, jeg hadde preparert meg skikkelig med medisin før jeg for men etter 10 minutter i butikken fikk jeg forverring av astman igjen, tung pust, heshet, vanskelig tjukk slim og begynte å svette som en følge av det. Astma er anstrengende for kroppen og et stressmoment.

Jeg er sliten, jeg er drittlei, men det går heldigvis rett vei nå, ja bortsett fra forverringen i dag. Jeg er mye bedre enn jeg var sist lørdag, men nå er det tyngre å puste igjen, jeg er ikke helt frisk ennå og fortsatt mer sensitive enn ellers. En allerede irritert lunge reagerer mer og lettere på alt man ikke tåler.

Oppdatering lørdag 10. september 2016

Dag 9: Til sjukehuset akutt midt i natta

Låg i sengen og gråt, trøtt sliten, hoste, slim og tung pust. Ringte sjukehuset for å få hjelp. Var der klokken 0320. CRP var 5, ingen bakterieinfeksjon eller virus. Fikk inhalasjon. Syresetning bedre. Sjukesøster var fantastisk snill og omtenksom, jeg er så sliten at jeg begynte å strigråte på sjukehuset, og sjukesøsteren var så snill og strøk armen og skulderen min og trøstet mig.  Hjemme igjen klokken 0450. Har ikke sovet i natt.

Nå er det litt utover på dagen og jeg har litt svie i luftveiene, pustevansker er små, men jeg må fortsatt bruke den sterke Ventolinen 2,5 ml 2 mg/ml inhalasjonsvæske med nebuliseren for å ha det bra. Da medisinen avtar i virkning, da kommer hosten tilbake, og jeg hoster opp slim, og i tillegg kjenner jeg en brennende følelse i lungen, og det er vippepunktet for om det går galet eller ikke. Bare litt så tipper det over feil vei. Det er vanskelig å forklare for noen som ikke har opplevde det selv, men det føles omtrent som; tenk det at du har en ild du vil tenne, der er et lite glor, og det er enten så brenner gloret eller så dør det ut, og det er akkurat sånn det er nå at minste lille kan få astman å forverres eller så blir det ikke så ille, så jeg må ta medisin for å ikke rammes verre. Normalt sett klarer jeg meg en vanlig inhalator for å ta bort små problemer og har god pust med PEF 500, men altså ikke nå pga denne parfymeringen. Tung medisinering og sjukemeldt.

Oppdatering søndag 11. september 2016

Dag 10: Våknet i dag morges med meget tette lunger, for å forklare det hørtes ut som en bil med startproblemer, den der tette hese lyden som da bilen ikke får luft og følelsen er som om lungene var fylte med Glava. Jeg har fått forverring igjen. Medisinene jeg har gjør ikke nytten så jeg må til legen igjen i morgen.

Dere må forstå at astma er ikke som en lett hodepine du bare kan ta et piller for så går det over. Den betennelsen som blir i lungene av allergener og irritanter man ikke tåler det sitter i flere dager. Det er en betennelse i lungenes luftveier og som bekant så tar betennelser lang tid å gå bort. Så vær så snill og vis hensyn!

Oppdatering mandag 12. september 2016

Dag 11: Var til fastlegen og ble ordinert sterkere og mer medisin pluss lungerøntgen på sjukehuset. Så nå har jeg Atrovent 2,0 ml 0,25 mg / ml som skal blandes med min Ventoline 2,5 ml 2 mg / ml  og inhaleres – og lungene er røntget.

I tillegg ble jeg sjukemeldt ut uken.

Noe positive jeg så på sjukehuset var dette.

Oppslaget sier:

“Hallo!!
Tror du sneiper (du kaster) forsvinner av seg selv??!! RØYKFRITT!!!”

Flott med et sjukehus med bein i nesen. 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏

Oppdatering tirsdag 13. september 2016

Dag 12: I natt fikk jeg faktisk sove hele natten gjennom, endelig! Jeg tror det er den nye medisinen som hjelper. Jeg hoster fortsatt og hoster opp slim men jeg tror den nye medisinen er mye bedre. Den hjelper!

Dagens medisindoser er som følger: 20 mg Prednisolon, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 x Symbicort Forte 320/9, Acetylcystein Sandoz 200 mg, 2,5 ml 2 mg / ml Ventoline blandet med Atrovent 2,0 ml 0,25 mg / ml inhalasjon hver fjerde time og i tillegg Ventolinen igjen ved behov. Slik skal jeg ha framover.

Men pga pustevanskene så har jeg et seriøst problem å snakke. Det er helt vanlig at ha taleproblemer da man har astma og pusteproblemer fordi for å klare å snakke må du ha god pust, luften er med på å lage lyd i stemmebåndene. Og da jeg fortsatt har pustevansker og betennelse i lungene da påvirker det røsten. Denne videoen under ble tatt opp i dag. Om du vil ha teksting da trykker du på tekstkortet nede til høyre i videoen (på engelsk)  Lær om astma, pust og røsten her:

Oppdatering onsdag 14. september 2016

Dag 13: Jeg har kunnet trappe ned litt på Ventoline, jeg tror det er takket være den nye Atrovent som jeg har fått, den har lengre varighet enn kun Ventoline. Astman har roet seg litt, dok er jeg ikke frisk ennå (eg. symtomfri da astma er kronisk).

Jeg har ikke sovit godt i natt, den økte medisindosen har gitt meg bivirkninger med tørr munn, jeg har våknet flere ganger i natt og vært tør som en ørken i munnen og har måttet stå opp for å drikke og spise noe for å hjelpe på det hele.

Jeg må øke Symbicort Forte 320/9 til 3 x 2 doser for dag. Symbicort Forte er forebyggende medisin.

Stemmen er fortsatt ikke helt god da jeg fortsatt sliter, men jeg hoster ikke like mye og ille lengre, i hvert fall ikke så lenge som jeg tar medisinen. Jeg såg meg selv i speilet i dag, jeg er blå under øynene og blek, det har vært en vanskelig tid.

Kanskje det går riktig vei nå?

Oppdatering torsdag 15. september 2016

Dag 14: Jeg tar fortsatt de samme medisinene, men jeg tok en ekstra dose Atrovent + Ventoline i natt (altså totalt 5 doser istedenfor 4), og det virker som om det fungerer. I morges da jeg våknet hostet jeg bare lett, men var meget tør i munnen pga bivirkninger. Dok da medisinen avtar i styrke da får jeg en brennende opplevelse i lungene og tyngre pust, for å forklare hvordan den brennende følelsen kjennes ut så er det som om jeg har halsbrenne i lungene, det brennende følelsen minsker i styrke og blir nummen bort da jeg tar medisinen. Jeg får i mellom medisindosene tung pust, og da jeg var på butikken i dag var det ille, og røsten min bar ikke og det var vanskelig å prate. I kveld har jeg altså “halsbrenne” i lungene, hoster lite, og jeg har nettopp tatt mer medisin. Men det virker som om medisinen gjør jobben sin da jeg sakte blir bedre enn jeg var, så jeg skal ta en ekstra i dag også. 5 ganger for dag er egentlig mer enn legen sa jeg skal ta, men 4 er for lite kjenner jeg så for å hjelpe meg selv så tar jeg 5. Den ekstra dosen tar jeg på natten fordi ellers blir det for mange timer uten inhalasjon i løpet av natten. Jeg skal til legen i morgen igjen. Jeg er ikke bra ennå.

Oppdatering fredag 16. september 2016

Dag 15: I dag var jeg til legen, han lyttet til lungene, det ble gjort spirometri, og jeg bli remittert til en spesialist. Er fortsatt meget følsom på astman for minste lille. Pga at det er farlig å gå for lenge på Prednisolon er denne tatt ut. Jeg fortsetter som vanlig med de andre medisinene. Sjukemeldt til og med 26.9.

Oppdatering lørdag 17. september 2016

Dag 16: Jeg våknet kl 0600 og tok medisiner. La meg og sovnet igjen. Våknet med tung pust og måtte ta inhalasjon.

Før dette skjedde har jeg normalt kunnet bare ta litt Symbicort Forte 320/9 og astma- og allergipillene mine om morgenen, jeg hadde det bra. Nå må jeg starte morgenen med sterk akuttmedisin. Jeg har begynt å uroe meg over at jeg har fått en kronisk forverring av de kjemikaliestoffene som ble sprøytet ut i luften. Skal jeg måtte ha det slik i framtiden?

Oppdatering mandag 19. september 2016

Dag 18: Jeg sto over å oppdatere i går, det skjer ikke så mye. Jeg tar fortsatt Ventoline + Atrovent i tillegg til den vanlige dosen, fordi om jeg lar være så får jeg lett forverring. Så lenge som jeg tar medisinen så greier jeg meg. Dok er jeg fortsatt meget lett påvirket av irritanter og allergener i luften, mye mer enn før, så legen har bestemt at jeg skal være hjemme til det har stabilisert seg. Slik har jeg ikke hatt det før dette skjedde, jeg var veldig sensitive, men det er verre nå. Jeg ble jo også remittert av min lege til en lungespesialist i byen, de ringte fra lungespesialisten i dag, jeg har fått time på fredag.

Om jeg har fått varige men, hvem skal jeg melde og stemme? Jeg kan ikke la dette gå upåaktet hen. Sånn som dette får det ikke være i samfunnet, og hva om jeg får nedsatt arbeidsevne? Jeg tenker på dette.

Oppdatering fredag 23. september 2016

Dag 22: I dag var jeg til lungespesialisten som min fastlege remitterte meg til, og det var et givende møte på flere måter. For det første så fikk jeg gjøre flere pustetester, faktisk mer grundig enn det ble gjort på lungepoliklinikken da jeg var der for noen år siden, totalt gjorde det nye lungelegekontoret hele 3 forskjellige pustetester, Spirometri og to andre: en for vanlig rolig pust hvor jeg også skulle holde pusten i 7 sekunder,  og et annet test som simulerte gåing i trapper med tung pust og pustestopp (maskinen gjorde pustestoppet og meg måtte puste mot det). Deretter traff jeg legen som viste seg å være samme legen som remitterte meg til Arbeidsskadeavdelingen ved Trondheim Sjukehus ca 2008/2009, det det var gammel kjenning.

Det var mye prating om astma og det som skjedde meg den 2. september som var grunnen til at jeg ble sendt til ham. Siden jeg blogget sist mandag den 19. september  har pusten min bedret seg betraktelig og jeg har kunnet kutte ut inhalasjonen av den sterke Ventolinen og Atrovent på fast basis, nå er det bare en gang inn i mellom. Pusteprøvene jeg gjorde viste at jeg har fått tilbake pusteevnen. Den ligger på ca 95% av 100% nå, og det er bra, og jeg håper det blir enda bedre. Det skal nok gå om jeg holder meg unna alt, og det betyr alle situasjoner, som betyr kontakt med det jeg ikke tåler, det betyr også å unngå personer som bruker parfyme og parfymerte produkter. Nå tar jeg bare mine vanlige medisiner Symbicort Forte 320/9, Singulair, Ceterizin og en liten dash med den vanlige inhalatoren, slik som jeg gjorde før jeg ble sjuk den 2.september. Siden onsdag har jeg bare brukt de sterke medisinene 2-3 ganger, noe som er et stort framskritt.

Vi kom også i samtale legen og jeg om Symbicort Forte, han sa det innholder et langtidsvikende Ventoline som er en av virkestoffene i Symbicort Forte. Det var nytt for meg. Jeg leste også tidligere på Legemiddelverket om Ventoline at om man må ta for mye av Ventoline da kan kroppen venne seg til medisinen og da mister den effekt. Jeg fant ut at da jeg også tar en stor dose av Symbicort Forte som innholder langtidsvirkende Ventoline pluss måtte ta så store mengder av den sterke inhalasjonsaerosolen Ventoline, så måtte kroppen sikkert ha fått for mye og kuttet ut effekten av det, og det var derfor jeg måtte få Atrovent. Atrovent har hjelpt meg veldig. Takket være Atrovent har jeg fått orden på det, og jeg kunne kutte ned på mengden Ventoline. Nå sliter jeg ikke mer med bivirkninger. Astma og den medisinske verden er mer komplisertenn man tror. I dag har jeg bare tatt en dose Ventoline + Atrovent. Fortsetter det så bra som nå de neste dagene da skal jeg jobbe på tirsdag. :)

 Oppdatering fredag 7. oktober 2016

Nå har jeg jobbet siden 27. september. Den er ikke helt okej den astman, jeg må ta mer medisin i hverdagen enn jeg gjorde før jeg ble utsatt for den kjemikaliepumpen på doen den 2. september, men det går. Jeg må ta Ventoline inhalasjon på både inhalator og nebuliseren oftere, før 2. september klarte jeg med bare forebyggende medisin og inhalatoren av og til, så jeg er redd at jeg har tatt permanent skade av den forurensningen den luftparfymeringen. Slik gjør luften utjenlig å puste. 

Jeg ba jo stasjonsinnehaver om å ta pumpen ned. Jeg har fått gledelige nyheter.

Den ble tatt ned for ca 3 – 4 uker siden. Dette gleder meg veldig at eier av bensinstasjonen tar sine kunders helse seriøst. Jeg håper inderlig at alle andre bedrifter og andre som har lokaler der offentligheten ferdes at de tar etter hans eksempel og tar ned alle slike apparater og begynner å bruke parfymefrie rengjøringsmidler og håndsåper.

Tusen takk kjære deg før at du lytter! ❤❤❤❤

Hva er parfyme?

Lær av Professor Anne Steinemann ved Melbourne University (klikke på linken for mer info om henne). Det er lett å tro at reglene er bedre i Europa og Skandinavia, men faktum er at industrien er ikke pålagt å fortelle deg innholdet i det som skjuler seg i ordet parfyme. Det får du vite her:

Jeg ønsker et forbud

Jeg ønsker at det skal bli forbudt å parfymere inneluften, og at det skal bli forbudt å vaske med parfymerte rengjøringsmidler og å bruke sprayflaske ved rengjøring der offentligheten ferdes og oppholder seg. Viser til at et forbud vil kun styrke rettighetene til oss med astma og andre lungesjukdommer, allergi, mcs, shr og andre sensititeter. I henhold til universell utforming og Tilgjengelighetsloven §9, og FNs deklarasjon om Tilgjengelighet og Universell Utforming, er det jo i grunn allerede forbudt å bruke slik at et forbud i praksis mot parfymerte produkter vil kun styrke de lover som allerede er på plass. Det er et strev å måtte kjempe aleine og melde til LDO hver eneste gang parfymerte produkter er brukt eller brukt en slik doftmaskin, sånn skal vi ikke måtte ha det, det skal være tilgjengelighet også for oss og vi skal ikke måtte bli sjuke.  Les også:

” Kjent helserisiko – Det er allerede kjent at det er en kobling mellom bruk av rengjøringssprayer og økt risiko for astma.”
Til denne artikkelen kan jeg tilføye egne erfaringer:
Jeg brukte JIF produkter i jobben som renholder fra 2005 -2007 og det blir mye på 8 timer for dag på heltid, jeg var frisk da jeg begynte i den jobben, etter to år hadde jeg utviklet astma. Jeg leste så HMS Produktdatabladene for JIF som LiIleborg AS produserer og selger og der sto at det inneholder stoffer som kan utløse allergi, så Lilleborg AS lyger i artikkelen, de vet meget godt at det ikke er ufarlig. Der var annet som var aerosolt også som vi brukte og så var der folk som røykte også (jeg har aldri vært røyker det var passivrøyk). Det ble for mye for min helse. Så kjære dere som leser, tenkt på helsen, jeg kan signere på at om du blir sjuk i astma så er det noe som vedvarer hele livet ut, og du vil bli sensitive for veldig mye. Så kjære deg, ta dette på alvor.

Og jeg viser igjen til Husbankens informasjon som er utviklet i samarbeid med NAAF.

Og hvorfor deler jeg nå denne personlige informasjonen? Fordi jeg vil at du skal forstå alvoret.

I frisk luft er jeg frisk, og i forurenset luft er jeg syk, det er så såre enkelt.

Å tilsette parfyme til inneluften er et brudd på Tilgjengelighetsloven.

Annelie Molin

For den svenske loven les her:

Det finns en lag mot sådant som luftparfymering i Sverige också.

Bristande tillgänglighet är en form av diskriminering. Från och med 1 januari 2015 införs bristande tillgänglighet som en ny form av diskriminering i diskrimineringslagen. Bristande tillgänglighet innebär att en person med en funktionsnedsättning missgynnas genom att man inte har vidtagit skäliga åtgärder för tillgänglighet för att personen i fråga ska komma i en jämförbar situation med personer utan denna funktionsnedsättning.
Det finns vissa undantag från förbudet. I arbetslivet gäller förbudet inte den som gör en förfrågan om arbete. Att tillhandahålla bostäder är också undantaget från förbudet. När det gäller att erbjuda varor och tjänster gäller förbudet inte för privatpersoner eller för företag som vid det senaste kalenderårsskiftet sysselsatte färre än tio arbetstagare. I fråga om tillhandahållande av varor och tjänster gäller förbudet inte om det krävs åtgärder i fastigheter och byggnadsverk som går utöver de krav på tillgänglighet och användbarhet som har ställts i bygglov eller startbesked för den aktuella fastigheten eller byggnadsverket.
Ordet funktionshinder ersätts med funktionsnedsättning i diskrimineringslagen, lagen om Diskrimineringsombudsmannen, skollagen och lagen om uthyrning av arbetstagare.

(Prop. 2013/14:198)

Lag (2014:958) om ändring i diskrimineringslagen (2008:567)

Lag (2014:959) om ändring i lagen (2008:568) om Diskrimineringsombudsmannen

Lag (2014:960) om ändring i skollagen (2010:800)

Lag (2014:961) om ändring i lagen (2012:854) om uthyrning av arbetstagare

Källa: https://www.notisum.se/News.aspx?itemid=11999

Att inte montera en doftmaskin är inte något som påverkar

“…om det krävs åtgärder i fastigheter och byggnadsverk som går utöver de krav på tillgänglighet och användbarhet som har ställts i bygglov eller startbesked för den aktuella fastigheten eller byggnadsverket.” Notisum.se

Jag kan därför inte se at ett förbud mot eller krav om att inte sätta upp doftmaskiner kan vara undantaget från lagen.

Vad är universell utformning, tillgänglighet och skäliga åtgärder?

Sverige och EU har tillsammans med 160 andra stater ratificerat FN konventionen om rättigheter för personer med funktionsnedsättning. Åtagandet innebär att staterna ansvarar för att genomföra universell utformning, tillgänglighet och skäliga åtgärder.

Tillämpningen av universell utformning innebär att alla nya produkter, tjänster, miljöer och program utformas så att de kan användas av alla i största möjliga utsträckning utan behov av anpassning eller specialutformning. När man utvecklar nya varor, tjänster, miljöer och program är målgruppen alla människor.

Utgångspunkten är att vi som användare har olika funktionsförmåga och egenskaper. På så sätt skapar vi ett samhälle där alla kan delta jämlikt. Producenter, myndigheter och företag kan också nå långt fler. Tillgänglighet för personer med funktionsnedsättning som grupp är en rättighet. För att skapa fullständig tillgänglighet är det en ovillkorlig skyldighet för staterna att gradvis undanröja befintliga hinder i byggnader, transport, information och kommunikation, inklusive IT samt varor och tjänster som riktar sig till allmänheten. Kostnader får inte användas som argument mot detta, Staten har ansvar för att säkerställa diskrimineringsskyddet” HSO.se

Annelie Molin

In English

Visit with trouble

Open letter

Now it has happened again. I had to go to the toilet, there was crisis and I ran into at the gas station close by. When I come into the toilet I see this fragrance machine hangs on the wall and with asthma, this is a health hazard, one gets lung congestion and difficulty breathing and can not get enough air, but I had to choose at this and do in the pants. Nobody want to do in their pants so I had to go, it is easy to understand, but it sucks to have to choose between go to the bathroom and asthma attacks. Same actually goes for all localities, one should not have to avoid going there and in that sense be locked out.

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A scent machine on the wall, cause breathing difficulties all day, and more.

For several hours afterwards I had difficulty breathing and had to use a lot of medicine. This is about accessibility, a toilet to the public should all be able to use, it should not be such that only people without disabilities can use the toilet.

You who produce, sell and use these products you support happily that it has been approved by IFRA, the International Fragrance Association, which claims this is fine and not causing allergy or other illnesses. What you must understand is that IFRA is an organization for the perfume industry and they go industry errands, they are not any interest organization for us with asthma and other lung diseases, allergies, mcs, shr and other sensitivities. Whatever they say this is not safe products for us. I am living proof of this and I’m just one of very many. WHO estimates that there are 300 million people with asthma in the world (figures from 2011 so it is certainly many more today) and in Europe it is estimated to be approximately 30 million people with asthma (figures by WHO and Ginasthma and The European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA), then not all other lung diseases and sensitivities are included in the figures, nor mcs and shr and other sensitivities. in Norway counts that around 20-25% of the population, about 1 to 1.2 million people have asthma and allergies. For example stated by The Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association (NAAF) is that about 1,4 million people in Norway get health issues from fragrance (regardless of source), and 0,5% can not participate in the society of that cause.

I notified the station owner to take it down, everyone should be able to use the toilet. No one should have to choose between being sick and going to the toilet, or any other rooms either for that matter. For us with asthma Ventoline is a necessary lifeline and we must medicate with Ventoline 24/7 the whole life, while others do not realize a thing and pollute the air with fragrance substances. Today because of a trip to the toilet at Circle K I got a really bad powerful asthma attack because I had to use the toilet at the Circle K, first it was only little but after 4 minutes it struck out in full bloom and I coughed powerfully, narrowed windpipe in the lungs, wheesing heavily when I TRIED breathing, it was not easy to get air, the eyes were bloodshot, I was out of strength because I had lack of oxygen. There were problems getting the medication into the nebulizer (inhaler in image above) because I was in such a bad shape, I was very sick. Then I had came into the office and colleagues asked lots, they surely did not know what to do, and why I was so ill. It was problem medicating. Eventually I got in me medicine anyway and afterwards I could talk and explain why it was so bad. Blame this time was a scent machine on the wall in the toilet.

Now I urge you who have such on the wall of your premises to take it down in whatever business or place, wherever it is located, if it is in the toilet or other facilities. If the manufacturer has told you that it does not trigger allergies? Then you have been lied to. The scent you spread in the room contains a lot of substances that irritate the airways in the lungs and activates allergic reactions, it makes your customers and visitors will be sick by the visit and it hangs in from a few hours to several days depending on how sensitive the person is being unable to tolerate the. When you have received such a large asthma attack by a visit with you then one is also more sensitive to everything for days afterwards.

I want to make it very clear: It’s not important who is using it, who has installed it, or who delivers to whom, what is the problem is that it is produced and put into use. We are designed to breathe air, not chemical pollution, what is relevant here is that the air becomes unfit to breathe when fragranced.

I would also like inform you that it is an offense to disclose those who do not tolerate it in accordance with the Norwegian Equality and Anti-Discrimination Act § 9.

LHL website screenshot, in English below:

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“LHL say that it must be emphasized that the requirement for universal design in Discrimination and Accessibility Act § 9 also includes measures to prevent exposure to various allergens and irritants, including scented products. LHL also believe that it should be allocated for preventive educational activities so that more people will pay attention to that scented products can inflict injury. LHL urges that:
◾public enterprises and government services adopt perfume-free working environment in the interests of users and employees.
◾privat businesses and employers are doing the same.
◾private persons do take into account sensitive persons by avoiding scented products in situations where you get close to other people.

LHL Asthma and allergies have made a poster stating fragrance free zone. The poster can be downloaded and posted where it is needed. ” LHL Asthma and Allergy

The United Nations (UN) has adopted accessibility and rights for people with disabilities, including:

“e) Recognizing that disability is an evolving concept and that disability results from the interaction between persons with impairments and attitudinal and environmental barriers that hinders their full and effective participation in society on an equal basis with others,
h) Recognizing also that discrimination against any person on the basis of disability is a violation of the inherent dignity and worth of the human person,
j) Recognizing the need to promote and protect the human rights of all persons with disabilities, including those who require more intensive support,
l) Recognizing the importance of international cooperation for improving the living conditions of persons with disabilities in every country,
n) Recognizing the importance for persons with disabilities of their individual autonomy and independence, including the freedom to make their own choices,” UN.org

For information on Accessibility and Universal Design in the United Nations declarations on disabilities here.

What is a disability?
Lung diseases such as asthma and others, allergies and other sensitivities is a disability, a handicap. How? The definition of a disability is:

According to Norwegian public reports,
NOU 2005: 8 of equality and accessibility. Legal protection against discrimination on grounds of disability. Defined disability as:

“Disability arises when there is a gap between the individual’s capabilities and design or function in an environment / environmental / construction.” Norwegian public reports NOU 2005: 8 of equality and accessibility

Note that it is not stated specifically what is handicap, it says for example not mobility impaired, blind, deaf, etc., it is only indicated how something is a disability, a handicap. The same statement you find in the United Nation (UN) definition of the accessibility act, so it is demanded of all countries.

I have received relevant information about the Accessibility Act of The Norwegian Government at FRP which was one of the parties that responded to my inquiry about the right to fresh air.

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” Discrimination and Accessibility Act “establish the following: § 9 Obligation to ensure general accommodation (universal design) “Public Sector shall work actively and purposefully to promote universal design within the undertaking. The same applies to private business to the general public “Through Discrimination and Accessibility Act give people with disabilities protection against discrimination. All businesses geared toward the general public are obliged to work for universal design and individual accommodation. Requirements for universal design is drawn into ever more regulations and laws. Also featured in “Plan – and Building Act. Breach of the obligation to ensure universal design pursuant to the public and workforce is regarded as discrimination. ” Norwegian Government FRP

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The same law is also in Sweden, see below for more information about this.

Publication of NAAF and Husbanken (Housing Bank), translation below:

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” “Universal design is the design of products and environments in such a way that they can be used by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design.”
Requirements for universal design drawn into ever more regulations and laws. Through discrimination and accessibility law gives people with disabilities protection against discrimination. All businesses geared toward the general public are obliged to work for universal design and individual accommodation. “ Husbanken.no

Please read the publication here (in Norwegian):
biblioteket.husbanken.no/arkiv/dok/Komp/Uu_bygg.pdf

I understand that you might not know this, so I will tell you that fragrance products and such fragrance equipment makes 1 of 4 ill. You will probably not your customers, visitors, clients, colleagues, students or friends any harm?

Turn up the ventilation instead and wash frequently with fragrance-free detergents, fragrance free washing, fragrance free hand soap and use otherwise perfume free products, air out and give us fresh air to breathe, then we which are the one of 4 of your customers / attendants could use your services and premises on equally with all others and without having to go from there with lung congestion and difficulty breathing. At worst, it could mean that we end up at the hospital and that we avoid using your business or premises and spend our money and interests somewhere else. There is no pleasant shopping or visit to your localities if one must become sick from the experience inhaling the polluted air, no matter what source of the fragrance. Now I have told you that, and I hope and pray that you listen and do as I ask. I’m tired of not being able to avail myself of your premises.

Update Sunday 4 September 2016

I had to go acute to the hospital.

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3th day: Sunday now. I have had difficulty breathing since Friday because of the fragrance that was active at the Circle K station, now since Friday I’ve had repeated difficulty breathing and burning sensation from the upper respiratory tract and down into the lungs, my own medicine has not been enough so I had to take to the emergency room at the hospital. CRP was below 5, no bacterial infection or virus. I also have increased medication with Prednisolone now 60 mg and more asthma medicine to get rid of the inflammation that’s been caused on me by the chemical influence of perfume chemicals in the room. When is it that people will understand that perfume is not a harmless cozy thing for the benefit of all? There is no wellness in chemically polluted air.

Why should I have to suffer for your habits? Why should I have to go on such a medicine regime and at the hospital because you perfume?

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Not only that I have to take medication, but it does mean great suffering in everyday life, and to be totally honest one can die of asthma, a severe asthma attack suffocates the person having it.

“4.4 Special warnings and precautions
If the patient must increase the use of β2-agonists with short duration to control asthma symptoms, it indicates a worsening of the disease. Sudden and progressive deterioration of asthma symptoms are potentially life-threatening,” Norwegian Medicines Agency Slv.no

Read about  Asthma kills and Asthma potentially life threatening

What is asthma?

Asthma is a disease in the lung’s airways called bronchi and bronchioles, it is a chronic inflammation of these tiny airways, it is caused by sensitivity or allergy (immunological reactions) and aggravation comes from being exposed either to allergens (substances not tolerated) or irritants (substances irritating the airways), and when this happens the lung airways are constricted of mucus while the muscles surrounding these airways spasms and makes airways very cramped, these two things helps narrow and block the passage for air to pass and one gets trouble breathing. The difference in asthma and COPD is that asthma symptoms occur only at the negative impact of things the persons health can not tolerate, while COPD means difficulty breathing 24/7 and with worsening by irritants, it means that the disease conditions and symptoms of asthma can be avoided by protecting the sick from these substances and situations.

Perfume is one of those things that provoke and trigger asthma attacks – and other lung diseases, allergies and sensitivities. You have to rethink Your use of perfumes where the public go, whether scented products, scent machines, scent marketing, perfume on yourself, in your clothes, hair products, lotions, hand soaps etc.

I’m frankly sick of having to suffer for someone else’s stupidity. 😠

Also visit LHL site (in Norwegian) and Cleaner without chemicals (in Swedish) and Perfume – Air pollution

Update Monday, 5 September 2016

Day 4: I had hoped the asthma would get better now after I was in the hospital yesterday, but not, I have mucus build up in the lungs and I am coughing up mucus, full scale of allergic rhinitis as nose runs constantly, very easily irritated lungs, cough, heavy breath and hard to breathe when I walk a longer distance, and I have had to take 60 mg Prednisolone today, and 6-8 doses 2,5 ml 2 mg  / ml Ventoline inhaler to calm the lungs and I’m not done yet, it is several hours before the day is over. All because of one scent machine that spreads perfume in a room. Going to the doctor tomorrow again so I shall take this up with my doctor.

Update Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Day 5: This morning at 0400 I woke up by constriction of the lungs, coughing very powerful and coughed up surely a cup of mucus, coming from the lungs. My allergic Rhinitis lets nose drain unstoppable. I was at my doctor’s office, CRP was below 5 again so therefore there was no bacterial infection or virus. After I got from the doctor today, I met the neighbor outside the house who asked if I was sick? They were awakened by my cough when I coughed up mucus that clogged the bronchioles and bronchi of the lungs to clear the airways to get breath. This was before breakfast, and breakfast was full dose of medicines: 60 mg Prednisolone, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 doses of Symbicort Forte 320/9, and a vial Ventoline 2,5 ml 2 mg / ml inhalation. So some fruit. I was to the family doctor and addressed the asthma. I’ve been on 60 mg Prednisolone for three days and the doctor says I have to reduce to 40 mg in the morning because otherwise the adrenal glands may be harmed, one should not go on such a high dose Prednisolone for many days as it is dangerous. Then I have to slowly decrease the dozage down over several days to not get damage by the medicine. I must take inhalation with 2.5 ml 2 mg / ml Ventoline inhaled as soon as I feel the asthma starts to rise again to keep airways free, there will be dosages about 10 to 15 capsules per day, about every hour or more often. The doctor took, as I said CRP that did not show anything, no respiratory infection by bacteria or viruses, this is pure asthma. The doctor said that if we do not prevail against the asthma of yours now then we need to admit you in to the hospital. All this medication also makes sure I get side effects in the form of racing heart beat and trembling of the hands. Now I’m on sick leave to the end of the week, and all this because of the perfumed premises where the public go.

I have a question to the Norwegian Asthma and Allergy Association NAAF. You say you will never forbid perfume to ring in public room despite knowing that about 20-25% of the population, ie 1.4 million people in Norway are sensitive to perfumes, and that 0.5% ie 5000 people are so bad hit that they can not participate in society. There are people who are on welfare because they can not participate in society because there is so much perfume chemicals in the air. And you put a NAAF editorialized in FKMI and they go on the same line now. When is it that you will take us that is hard hit by this seriously? Now you have read what has happened to me. Will you ever take responsibility and improve the living conditions of us who have asthma, and other lung diseases, allergies, mcs, shr, and other sensitivities, the group you are put to work for? I am just asking?

This is not an individual case that I have suffered like this, such machines are found everywhere in society, in restrooms, lobbies, entrance halls, hotels, restaurants, in shopping centers, in shops, offices and many other places. When is it that we should get fresh air to breathe?

In non-polluted air I am healthy, in polluted air I am sick, it is straightforward: so what do you plan to do about it? I am in your target group NAAF!

Update Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Day 6: I was set on sick leave by my doctor notified yesterday. I’m the kind of person that I try to carry on and do my best in length but yesterday my body said no. I had recurring breathing difficulties which I had to curb with strong medication, coughing up mucus, was tired and limp, felt weak and sweating. I had to give up and let my body heal, it does not work going to work like this.

Today I woke very early and coughed up mucus, I still have breathing problems and must take medicine. The body has calmed down somewhat when I could be at home in my allergy safe home and rest. Otherwise, I have the same medicine regime as previously except for a slightly lowered dose of Prednisolone to 40 mg which I shall step down to 20 mg after three days. I fell asleep again after 4 hours and slept long. To explain; my breath sounds kind of like an old shoe when walking when I breathe out and in. I have mucus in the lower airways of the lungs and mucus is sticky and difficult to cough up. Having difficulty breathing also affects speech and general condition then you have to have good breathing to talk. Because of asthma I must therefore be home from work.

The time is now 19.30 o’clock on the 6th day with severe asthma and all coughing and difficulty breathing have done that I have a very sore torso, I have pain in the upper body muscles in the chest. The body is overworked. It is so painful to cough that I can hardly do it.

I am healthy in the fresh clean air and sick in polluted air, simple as that. And even if I am at home an asthma attack like this takes time to curb since it is an active inflammation in the bronchi and bronchioles.

 Update Thursday, 8 September 2016

Day 7: I woke up again approximately at 0600 of lung congestion and coughing up mucus, I am still hurting in the chest because of all the coughing so to cough up mucus is difficult. I feel tired and weak in the chest, and it hurts. Medication was this morning as usual 40mg Prednisolone, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 doses of Symbicort Forte 320/9 (also for evening every day), one vial of 2.5 ml 2 mg / ml Ventoline. I cough a little less today but remains tight in the lungs and mucus formation. It is tiresome.

Today I experienced falling asleep exhausted on the couch to later be waken up by not getting breath, and when I try to cough up mucus the muscles in the chest are too tired to do the job. I coughed for 20 minutes and took inhalation to finally achieve it.

Otherwise, the day passed in a calm character with film and surf, and medicine, coughing, phlegm, etc. throughout the day. Coughed so I kept on throwing up. Yes, it was that bad.

Update Friday, 9 September 2016

Day 8: It’s Friday, a week after that I was in that room with this fragrance machine. I woke up at 0600 by coughing again and have been awake since, coughing up mucus regularly. I have taken medicine 40 mg Prednisolone, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 x Symbicort Forte 320/9, Acetylcysteine Sandoz 200 mg and 2.5 mL 2 mg / ml Ventoline inhalation. I must take all of this before I even get to eat, I can not eat with this ongoing cough and phlegm. Normally I take only 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 x Symbicort Forte 320/9 in the morning (and 2 in the evening), and I can take it after breakfast. Now I have ugly side effects of the strong Ventoline, I’m shaky to the point on my hands, when I hold my hand up fingers are shaking by tremor.

I was to the store to buy food today, it was the first time I was out in public since Wednesday, September 7th, I had prepared myself properly with medicine before I went but after 10 minutes in the store I got worsening of the asthma again, wheezing, hoarseness, hard thick mucus and began to sweat as a result of it. Fragrance is in the store too. Asthma is tiring for the body and a stress factor.

I’m tired, I’m fed up, but it is maybe hopefully on right path now, yes except for deterioration today. I’m much better than I was last Saturday, but now it’s harder to breathe again, I’m not fully recovered yet and still more sensitive than usual. An already irritated lungs react more and easier on everything my lungs can not tolerate (like for everyone else with this issue).

Update Saturday, 10th September 2016

Day 9: To the hospital emergency room in the middle of the night

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Lay in bed and crying, sleepy and tired, cough, phlegm, difficulty breathing and wheezing. Called the hospital for help. Was there at 0320 at night. CRP was 5, no bacterial infection or virus. Got inhalation. Oxygen level better. Nursing Sister was wonderfully kind and thoughtful, I am so tired and stressed by all this that I started to cry like a waterfall at the hospital, and nursing sister was so kind and stroked my arm and my shoulder and comforted me. Home again at 0450. Did not sleep this night.

Now it’s a little beyond the day and I have a little burning in the airways, breathing difficulties are right now small because of the medicine, but I still need to use the strong Ventoline 2.5 ml 2 mg / ml solution for inhalation with nebulizer to thrive. When medication decreases in effect, as will cough grow back, and I cough up phlegm, and besides that I feel a burning sensation in the lungs, and it is the tipping point for whether it goes wrong or not. Just a little needed to tipping it over the wrong way. It’s hard to explain to someone who has not experienced it themselves, but it feels much like; Imagine that you have a fire you will ignite, there is a little flare and it is either to burn or die out, and that’s just the way it is now that the smallest can make the asthma worsen, so I have to take medicine to not be hurt worse. Normally I manage myself using a regular inhaler to take away small problems and have good breath with PEF 500, but not now because of this perfume. And even cooking food can be a worsening problem since it gives away cookery fumes, but one have to eat. Heavy medication and sick leave.

Update Sunday, 11 September 2016

Day 10: Woke up this morning with very much lung congestion and constriction, to explain what it sounded like; almost like a car having starting problems, the dense raspy sound when the car does not get air and the feeling is as if the lungs were filled with insulating material. I have gotten worsening again. The drugs I have does not do the job good enough so I have to go to the doctor again tomorrow.

You have to understand that asthma is not like a light headache you can just take a pill for and everything will be over. The inflammation that are in the lungs of allergens and irritants caused by content ones health can not tolerate stick for several days. It is an inflammation of the lung airways and as known inflammation takes long time to go away. So please show consideration!

Update Monday, 12 September 2016

Day 11: I went to my doctor and was ordained stronger and more medicine plus lung x-ray at the hospital. I told my doctor that the medicine I get at the hospital works better so now I take Atrovent 2.0 ml 0.25 mg / ml to be mixed with my Ventoline 2.5 ml of 2 mg / ml and inhaled – and lungs are X-rayed.

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In addition he said, “-NO WORK THIS WEEK!” and put me on sick leave to the end of the week.

Something positive I spotted at the hospital was this:

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It is wonderful to find that ones hospital is tuff. Note says;

“Hello!!
Do you believe the cigarett butt (you throw away) removes itself???!!! SMOKE FREE!!!”

I can only applaud them. 👍👏👏👏👏👏👏

Update Tuesday, September 13 2016

Day 12: This night I have actually been able to sleep the whole night through, finally! I woke up at 0700. I believe it is the new medicine. I am still coughing and it is coming mucus when I cough but the new medicine helps a lot.

Today’s medicine doses: 20 mg Prednisolone, 10 mg Singulair, 10 mg Ceterizin, 2 x Symbicort Forte 320/9 (also in the evening), Acetylcystein Sandoz 200 mg, 2,5 ml 2 mg / ml Ventoline mixed with Atrovent 2,0 ml 0,25 mg / ml inhalation every 4th – 5th hour, and in addition the Ventoline when needed, and this I will have to take from now on, til I get symtom free.

Though I have a serious voice issue. One need air to be able to talk okay, and having an asthma attack one is also affected on the voice. Since I still have breathing issues even though I have new medicine, my voice is affected. This video was recorded today right before taking a new dose of medicine after 5 hours. The video is subtitled in English, if it does appear directly, please press the subtitle card at the lower right corner of the video. Learn more about asthma, constricted airways and the voice here:

Update Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Day 13: I have been able to scale down a bit on Ventoline, I think it is thanks to the new Atrovent that I have received, it got a longer duration. The asthma cools off but  I am not well yet (eg. Symtom free when asthma is chronic).

I have not slept well last night, the increased drug dosage has given me the side effects of dry mouth, I woke up several times a night and been dry as a desert in the mouth and have had to get up to eat and drink something to stop it.

I must increase Symbicort Forte 320/9 to 3 x 2 doses a day, it is the preventive medicine.

The voice is still not good, but I cough not as much and bad anymore, at least not as long as I take medicine. But man am I blue under my eyes, this has been a hart time.

Maybe it goes right way now?

Update Thursday, 15 September 2016

Day 14: I still takes the same medicines, but I took an extra dose of Atrovent + Ventoline last night (ie a total of 5 doses instead of 4), and it seems as if it works. This morning when I woke up coughing I only coughed more easy but I was very dry in the mouth because of the side effects of the medicine. Though, when medication decreases in strength after a few hours when I get a burning experience in the lungs and harder to breathe, to explain how the burning sensation feels like; it is as if I have throat burn in the lungs. The burning sensation decreases in strength when I take medicine. I get in between doses of medication heavy breathing, and when I was at the store today it was bad, and my voice bar not and it was difficult to talk. Tonight I have “throat burn” in the lungs, not so hard time to breathe, I have just taken more medicine. But it seems as if the medication is doing its job when I slowly being better than I was, so I’ll take a extra dose this night as well. 5 times a day is really more than the doctor said I should take, but 4 is too little, to help myself so I take 5. The extra dose I take at night because otherwise there will be too many hours without inhalation during the night. I’m going to the doctor tomorrow again. I am not well yet.

Update Friday, 16 September 2016

Day 15: Today I was at the doctor, he listened to the lungs, it was done spirometry, and I will be remitted to a specialist. I am still very sensitive in my asthma for slightest impact. Because of that it is dangerous to go too long on Prednisone it is now removed from my medicines. I continue as usual with the other medicines. I am on sick leave ’til 26.9.

Update Saturday, 17 September 2016

Day 16: I woke up at 0600 and took all pills and Symbicort Forte 320/9 medication, and then and fell asleep again.

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Woke with heavy breathing and had to take inhalation. Before this happened, I have normally been able to just take some Symbicort Forte 320/9 and my asthma and allergy pills in the morning, now I have to use heavy emergency medicine before breakfast. I’m starting to worry that I  maybe have gotten a chronic deterioration by the chemical substances were sprayed into the air, wilI I have to have it like this in the future?

Update Monday, 19 September 2016

Day 18: I did not update yesterday, it has not happened much. I’ll still take Ventoline + Atrovent in addition to the usual dose of asthma and allergy medicines, because if I do not then I get easily deterioration. As long as I take medicine so it works. Though, I’m still very easily affected by irritants and allergens in the air, much more than before, so the doctor has decided that I should stay home until it has stabilized. Like this I have not had it before this happened, I was very sensitive, but it’s worse now. I was  also remitted by my doctor to a lung specialist in town, they called from lung specialist today, I have gotten an appointment on Friday.

If I have gotten permanent injury, whom should I report and sue? I can not let this go unnoticed. It is not okay it being like this in society, and what if I have gotten an injury that lower my ability to work? I can not help thinking of this.

Update Friday, 23 September 2016

Day 22: Today I went to the lung specialist as my GP Remitted me and it was a rewarding meeting in several ways. Firstly I got to do more breathing tests than I have ever done before, in fact, more thoroughly than it was done by the lung clinic when I was there a few years ago. In total the new lung clinic did 3 different breathing tests, spirometry and two others: one for normal calm breathing where I also should hold my breath for 7 seconds and then breathe again, and another test that simulated stair climbing with heavy breathing and full constriction (machine simulated breathing stopped and me had to breathe against it). Then I met the doctor who turned out to be the same doctor who remitted me to The Occupational Injury Department at Trondheim Hospital about 2008/2009, fun he was know from before.

Much chatting about asthma and what happened to me on September 2, which was why I was sent to him. Since I blogged last Monday the 19th of September, my breathing improved considerably and I have been able to cut out the inhalation of the strong Ventoline and Atrovent on a regular basis, now it’s only once in between i use it. Breathing tests I did showed that I have regained breathability. It sits on about 95% of 100% now, and it’s good, and I hope it gets even better. It should probably work if I stay away from everything, and that means all situations which means contact with what my health can not tolerate, and that means even people using fragrance and fragrance products. Now I take only my regular medication Symbicort Forte 320/9, Singulair, Ceterizin and a small dash with the regular inhaler, as I did before I got sick the September 2nd. Since Friday, I have only used the strong medicines 2-3 times, which is a major advance.

We also came to talk the doctor and I about Symbicort Forte, he said it contains a long time preventive working kind of Ventoline which is one of the components of Symbicort Forte. This was news to me. I also read earlier at Medicines Agency about Ventoline that if you have to take too much of Ventoline when the body can get used to the medication and then lose the effect.  I found that when I also take a large dose of Symbicort Forte containing a kind of long-acting Ventoline plus had to take such large quantities of the strong inhalation aerosol Ventoline, so had the body certainly had been given too much and cut out the effect of it, and that’s why I had to get Atrovent. Atrovent has helped me a lot. Thanks to Atrovent I’ve got track of it, and I could cut down on the amount Ventoline. Now I struggle no more with side effects. Asthma and the medical profession is more complicated than you think. Today I have just taken one single dose of Ventoline + Atrovent. If it continue as good as now the next few days then I’ll work on Tuesday. :)

What is fragrance?

Learn from Professor Anne Steinemann at Melbourne University (click the link for more info about her). It is easy to believe that the rules are better in Europe and Scandinavia, but the fact is that the industry is not required to tell you the contents of the hidden word perfume. This you find here:

I want a prohibition

I want it to be prohibited perfuming indoor air, and that it should be forbidden to wash with perfumed cleaning products and the use of spray bottles to clean where the public have access and else go. I am aming at that a ban would only strengthen the rights of us with asthma and other lung diseases, allergies, mcs, shr and other sensitivities. According to Universal Design and Accessibility Act § 9, and the UN declaration of Accessibility and Universal Design, it is already forbidden to use so that a prohibition in practice on scented products will only strengthen the laws already in place. It’s a hassle having to fight alone and opt for equality and availability to the Equality and Availability ombudsman every time there is such hinder as fragrance polluted air, so that we will not have to fight a daily battle, it should be availability also for us and we should not have to become sick.

Also read:

“Known health risks – It is already known that there is a link between the use of cleaning sprays and increased risk of asthma.” (in Norwegian)
For this article I can add my own experience: I used JIF spray cleaning products in my work as a cleaner from 2005 -2007 and it adds up and become a lot in 8 hours full time use. I was healthy and had no asthma when I started in the job and after two years I had developed asthma. I read so the safety data sheets for JIF manufactured and sold by LiIleborg AS, and there stood that it contains substances that can trigger allergies, so Lilleborg AS is lying in the article, they know very well that it is not harmless. This information is not given in the store, you have to find it in the product safety data sheets, and this is most likely true for most products. There were other things that were aerosol also that we used and so were there people who smoked too (I’ve never been smoking it was passive smoke). It was too much for my health. So dear ones who read, do think and care about yours and others health, I can sign that when you become sick in asthma then it is something that persist for life, and you will be sensitive to very much. So dear, take this seriously. And I refer you again to Husbanken.no information developed in cooperation with NAAF (in Norwegian).

And why do I share now this personal information? Because I want you to understand the seriousness.

In fresh air, I am healthy, and in polluted air I am ill, it is so really simple.

Fragrancing of the air is a violation of the law.

Annelie Molin

There is a Swedish law act against discrimination on disability in Sweden too;

Lack of accessibility is a form of discrimination. As of January 1, 2015 introduced a lack of accessibility as a new form of discrimination in the Discrimination Act. Lack of accessibility means that a person with a disability is disadvantaged by not having taken reasonable measures for accessibility to the person in question will be in a comparable situation to people without such disabilities.
The word disability replaced with “decreased function ability” in the discrimination Act, the Equality Ombudsman, the Education Act and the Act on the employment and hiring of workers.

◾(Prop. 2013/14: 198)
◾Act (2014: 958) on the amendment to the Discrimination Act (2008: 567)
◾Act (2014: 959) amending the Act (2008: 568) concerning Discrimination Ombudsman
◾Act (2014: 960) amending the Education Act (2010: 800)
◾Act (2014: 961) amending the Act (2012: 854) regarding the employment and hiring of workers.
Source: notisum.se/News.aspx?itemid=11999

What is universal design, accessibility and reasonable measures?

Sweden and the EU, together with 160 other countries have ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This commitment means that states are responsible for implementing universal design, accessibility and reasonable measures.

The application of universal design means that all new products, services, environments and applications designed to be used by all the greatest extent possible without the need for adaptation or specialized design. When developing new products, services, environments and programs target all people.

The point is that we as users have different functional capabilities and characteristics. In this way, we create a society where everyone can participate equally. Producers, authorities and companies can also achieve far more. Accessibility as a group is an entitlement. To create complete accessibility is an unconditional obligation of States to gradually remove existing obstacles in buildings, transportation, information and communications, including information technology and products and services aimed at the general public. Costs should not be an argument against this, the State has the responsibility to ensure protection against discrimination” HSO.se

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Help someone with asthma

What to do?

You can actually make a huge difference for everyone having asthma so they become more healthy and get a better life. Yes You!

What is asthma?

How to recognize asthma?

I know this person

If you know the person, ask what the person can not tolerate, allergies and other stuff they get sick from. When a person have asthma even things they are not allergic to can make their airways kick back and make trouble in form of an asthma attack. When you know what the person get sick from keep this away from the person at all times. If it is something you use yourself. STOP! even if you think in your own mind that it must be a silly thing.

I do not know this person

Around you there are many people who have asthma. One count that about 20-25 % of the population in a country have asthma. Worldwide (numbers from 2011) 300 million people have asthma, in Europe (counting from 2014) approximately 30 million people have asthma, and it is estimated that around 2036 about 400 million people will have asthma worldwide (information from World Health Organization WHO, Ginasthma.com, and EFA). In Norway for example there is in 2015 about 5 million people. 20 % out of 5 million people (counting low) is 1 million people who have asthma (5.000.000 x 0,20 = 1.000.000). How many live in your country? Count how many ( x million people times 0,xx equals?) So you see out of the hundred of people you see around you about 20 of those have asthma. And that is if we count low with 20 %. That is 20 people! So what can you do for all of those?

The nature of asthma is like this:

A person can be allergic to different things that causes asthma attacks, and in addition there are substances that causes irritation to the airways in the lungs causing asthma attacks even if the person is not allergic to them. Asthma comes in 4 different levels from mild to severe. Asthma can be deadly. To live you must be able to breathe, and the nature of asthma is trouble breathing. Think about this when you travel in the room where the public have access, and also in your home if your friends or family have asthma.

Common triggers for asthma:

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Vaping – some but not all react to vaping
  • Fragrance (both male and female scents) – both from the bottle and added to other products.
  • Incense
  • Scented candles and candles
  • Air fragrance, also known as signature scent
  • Airfreshener – what you use to hide bad odor or to fragrance the room
  • Animals – most common is fur and birds. But remember that it is not only the fur and the feathers that is source for the allergy, saliva and skin dandruff too.
  • Food – most commonly known is nuts and peanuts and that is both the whole nut or added to food and oils. Nut allergy can be fatal both taken in and airborne. But even milk, egg, fish and other foods can give such reaction both by eating it and airborne.
  • Exhaust from vehicles, both diesel and gasoline, and maybe others. Gas – actually most people have it bad from gas, but people with asthma have it even worse since they do not tolerate even smaller amounts.
  • Gassing from stuff – it can be gas from filling petrol, diesel, oil, alcohols, solvents, new plastic, cleaning products, ammonia, among many other things.
  • Dust of various kinds, not only house dust.
  • Pollen
  • Flowers
  • Grass
  • Evaporates

So how can you make the world better for a person having asthma to avoid the person get an asthma attack? It is actually rather easy.

  • Do not smoke or vape around other people. Smoke outside away from entrances and ask before you light a cigarette or e-cigarette.
  • Cut out the fragrance and fragranced products, only use fragrance free. The emissions, pollution, from fragrance and fragrance products cause asthma attacks. If you use fragrance and someone tells you to stay clear it is not to be rude it is to stay healthy.  Take the hint and go fragrance free.
  • Do not use incense, it pollutes the air. A sensitive person gets asthma attacks from it (even outdoors). If a person tells you not to use it, it is not to be rude, it is not to be against your religion, it is to stay healthy.
  • Do not use candles and scented candles since they emit a lot of invisible chemicals to the air that triggers an asthma attack. And the smoke from putting them out is just as bad.
  • Airfresheners, products giving away scent and signature scent for marketing is a big no! no! it goes under the same as Fragrance.
  • Turn the engine off as soon as you have stopped the car.
  • Think of fire smoke and other kinds of smoke, gas and off-gassing as pollution and keep such away from others. Ask before you do something that can emit to the air.
  • Avoid if possible to bring animals where there are a lot of people. A rather big percent of the 20 % of the population is allergic. That also goes for your clothes if  you have been around animals. Change your clothes to allergen free clothes and wash yourself.
  • Flowers are lovely, unfortunately many is allergic, so if possible try to keep the flowers packed in during transport home. And if you are going to give someone flowers, ask if they are allergic to it before buying it. Maybe something else is a better gift?
  • Dust and dirty – Keep the place clean from dust, but use as less chemicals as possible to get as clean air as possible. Cleaning and washing agents goes under the same as fragrance products, it causes asthma attacks. Go fragrance free here!
  • Pollen, yes it is a natural thing and not your fault. What you can do is to think of all that is allergic to it, do not brush or dust it off indoors, and if someone tells you to hand your coat outside it is not to be rude it is to stay healthy.
  • Food – Avoid eating where other people travel the society. Of cource you can eat in a restaurant or a cafe’, but avoid eating other places. Rather many get sick from airborne food emits, and when you eat you might get it on handles, seating, doors and so on, and the next one get it on their hands and then in their mouth for example (grown and children).

Remember that things that emits and evaporates to the air can be for sensitive people as pollution regardless of the smell. It is not the smell that hurts it is what is in the smell. We are constructed to breathe air, nothing else. If someone tells you – No!, it is not to be rude, it is to stay healthy. Avoid to have things that evaporate and emits to the air where the public is. Make the air as fresh as possible without additives, additives that is for all of us sensitive nothing more than pollution. Maybe it is a new way of thinking for you, but regardless what you think of it, it is all sensitive persons reality. If you adopt the way of thinking you can make the air cleaner and fresher for us all to breathe. In that way you can help us stay healthy. In polluted air we get sick, in fresh air we are healty. It is that simple. Have a nice day. / Annelie


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Merry Christmas shut out

Happy Holidays?

Fresh-Air-For-All-Guests-Christmas It is this time of year when all families gather together and salubrate the holidays together, first Christmas and then New Years.

Invitations are sent and everyone is expected to come on the invitation like the host want it.

I am visiting in different asthma and allergy, and sensitivity fora online and read page up and page down about relatives inviting their kids, cousins, grandkids, siblings and other relatives to the holidays and everyone want to come, just they can not.

And why?

Family can sometimes be even worse than other friends in life, it seems like they are deaf to life and others needs. They want to be presentable and they want to make a cozy holidays for all and make a happy party – on their terms.

I then wonder why they are not listening to what their family and friends tell them about their asthma and allergies, that they can not be around cats, dogs, birds,, tobacco smoke, vaping, fragrance, air fresheners, incense, scented candles, and can not eat a range of different things. Many allergies are even airborne so if any of the things they are allergic to is there they get sick from breathing.

I read about families who invite to holidays and parties and demand to have the gathering at their home even though they know and have been told many times their friends or family members are sick from their animals, fragrance products, tobacco smoke (second and third hand), vaping and some food, fragrance, aftershave and other things. They are told all year-long and every year at Christmas and New Years that the family member is sick from these things, still it is like the host behave like they are thick in the head. Either they have a hearing problem, or it must be they are either thick in their head and do not grasp for a moment what is the problem, or they just do not care.

But actually it should not have to be explained in detail what happens in the body when a person is exposed to allergens and irritants, it should be enough they are told the person get sick from it, and when told – Could you please come to our place instead? And could you please come fragrance free, smoke free, fur free, and bring no food or what ever the allergy and asthma is against? They should do that without hesitating, all for the cause and best for the person we all love who has allergies and asthma.

Every year it is the same thing, and every year I wonder what is wrong with these people? They say they love their family and friends, but still they seem to not care and go on hurting them.

In the end the person having asthma and allergies end up having a Christmas and New Years being sick, really sick, being on medication and having a bad health. All because some people do not listen.

It should be easy. They could just listen and do as asked of them for the greater good and good health of someone they claim to like and love, and someone they claim they care for.

If you claim these things, that you love and care for a person, please step up and show for real that it is true by showing it with your actions.

Caring about your loved ones should be more important than where and how you salubrate your Christmas and New Years.

Or your loved ones end up sitting alone at the Holidays, or getting really ill just because you do not care.

Read about asthma and allergy by looking through the menu, and links. Also read about testimonials, Go fragrance Free archives, and all the other knowledge. Take your time and be a better family and friend.

Please, let it be a Happy, including and Healthy Merry Christmas and Happy New Year for everyone.

Fresh-Air-For-All-MerryChristmas

/ Annelie


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Why do we need fresh air?

I was talking to a person I know very well today that have not been taken care of their asthma lately and had a violent asthma attack yesterday. Too few understand how dangerous this is, that goes both for them who are sick in asthma and those around who have not.

Why do we need fresh air?

About 20 % of inhabitants in society have asthma, and more are getting it from year to year.

When a person having asthma is exposed to allergens and irritants and stuff that the lungs is ill from MUCUS is formed in the lungs and clogs the airways. In addition to the mucus clogging the bronchies (airways in the lungs) cramp due to muscles around the airway cramping making the already mucus filled airways even tighter. This is what makes it hard to breathe. It is also important to note oneself that even insensitive and uncaring behaviour that cause emotional stress to a person having asthma can cause the same Health issue.

This is what happens if a person having asthma is subjected to airborn allergens and irritants, or eating something they get sick from, and it worsen by the hour they are subjected to it.

If the person do not get treatment this is what happen:

1 The asthma attack is sneaking on the person making it hard to breathe until he /she get too little oxygen and ultimately die from it.

2 Have a acute asthma attack that is very violent, with violent coughing, violent breathing problems, muscle cramps and ace, it is easy to spot and in the long run just as deadly. Often you can not stand up straight because you cough so violently.

3 A combination of the two above.

4 Anaphylactic shock. Death comes quickly.

So before you say “take a pill” and “let me smoke and fragrance in Peace”, give us fresh air. That is what we need!


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Boy died from asthma attack – Ryan Gibbons – lfpress.com

A boy Ryan Gibbons was not allowed to carry his inhalor With him at School and died from a asthma attack.

“Sandra Gibbons knew something needed to change when her son Ryan, 12, died after an asthma attack at his school in Straffordville last year (2012).

Ryan wasn’t allowed to carry his inhaler with him at school, Gibbons said. So she started a petition to require school boards to adopt standardized asthma plans.

Gibbons’ petition garnered more than 1,500 signatures. The bill passed second reading with all-party support at Queen’s Park this week. The government has an obligation to ensure that (when) kids are at school that they have the safest environment possible.

It would also allow asthmatic students to carry a reliever inhaler at all times, with a doctor’s approval.

“There will be, of course, discretion,” Yurek said. “You’re not going to have a four-year-old carrying around their own puffer.”

Asthma is well known to be a Deadly disease if not treated properly with medicine and avoiding what makes the person ill. It is a shame that the School and People in generally do not respect it as such. Here a boy died from other Peoples ignoranse and overruling a persons needs.
And why a four year old can not carry his own puffer to use whenever the kid needs it is for me not understandable. I have asthma myself and I know that sometimes you do not have the possibility to run all over a School yard to get the teacher to get Your medicine, you must have it there and then, not later. Asthma medicine should be taken at once one feel a problem evolving, not wait 10 minitues to half an hour or more. The puffer is a life saviour and should be handled as such and carried With oneself eat all times. It should not even be a matter of questioning it.

I get upset, sad, angry and a lot more and tears are coming. I have a question for all wanting to deny a person having asthma their puffer:

– Would you deny a heart patient to wear his heart medicine?

It should be a human right to have ones medicine at hand at all times.

We have sertant organs that is crusual for living: heart, lungs, kidneys, liver, stomach, brain a.s.o. Without those organs functioning we are no more. Medicine helps the organ function so if you deny the person having or using their medicine they die.

Rest in Peace Ryan
Annelie

Read the Whole story:
http://www.lfpress.com/2013/12/06/jeff-yureks-private-members-bill-would-require-asthma-policy-at-schools


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Asthma attacks are lonely and scary – Becky G

“Asthma attacks are not only frightening, but also extremely lonely experiences. When I’m in the midst of a crisis I can’t breathe enough to speak. I can’t tell anyone how scared I am. I can’t ask for anything I might want. There may be plenty of physical contact but it’s from professional carers and almost exclusively involves the touch of a stethoscope, the prod of a finger, the jab of a needle, invasive and painful blood tests. Of course I appreciate that this is all absolutely necessary in the attempt to keep me alive, but it’s all so impersonal and clinical … and lonely. What I crave for at these times is not only for my life to be saved, but also the gentle touch of a friend; the company of somebody who cares about me for me; someone to hold my hand; or just have someone be with me, sit with me, help me through by being there with me.” BeckyG  Source and read more..

I read this today and I feel it is like hitting the head of a nail. So accurate. I have not experienced being close to death yet like Becky has, but a asthma attack is anyhow a frightening experience and one feel helpless, lonely and in need of support and help. Scary and frightening, the feeling of helplessness when the airways in the lung tighten, and the feeling of the lungs strangeling you from within your body. It is the feeling of your body turning on you, and your own medicine do not help, and whatever you do it do not help. Being dependend on the relief from emergency treatment. The lonely feeling from being frightened, helpless and hurting. One in a way become like when one was sick as a child, in need of help, relieve, support and a hug. Fixing the asthma attack is a great thing, but a stroke on the back, a kind smile, a understanding look, a kind hand and maybe even a warm hug would be a blessing and a energizer. But often when it happens one only get treatment, that of course is both wonderful and a blessing, but then one is lonely going home, and the body still tired from the attack, every muscle tired, the body tired, the soul tired, feeling relieved and at the same time sad for having to struggle with it. No one holding a arm around the sholders, stroking the back asking how it is. Just go home to sleep.

The need of not feeling lonely. Just a little bit of love.

While at the same time extremely happy to have gotten help, relieve, and gotten better.

Annelie


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Wash laundry and laundry rooms – by Annelie Molin

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Har man ikke problem med parfymer og kjemikalier selv kan det være vanskelig å forstå hvordan parfymerte vaskemidler kan være til problemer for sensitive.

I private hjem og andre steder blir det ofte brukt parfymerte vaskemedler og tøymyknere når man vasker tøy. Mange oppfatter det som en nytelse med duft, noe de ofte også tror er naturlige dufter. Dessverre innholder dufter som idag blir tilsatt vaskemedler er bare en stor coctail med kjemikalier i en blandning som lager en duft. Noen velger parfymerte vaskemedler i ukunnskap, eller pga økonomiske årsaker da de i villrede tror de mer helsefremmende vaskemedlene er dyrere.

For å ta et eksempel på en av situasjonene jeg selv har opplevd skal jeg fortelle om en gang jeg var på besøk hos en venn.

Jeg banket på dørra. Allerede i gangen utenfor dørra kjente jeg vaskemedelduften men visste ikke hva sort det var. Ikke at det har så stor betydning hva merke det er da det er parfymert, fordi parfymert er parfymert og jeg visste problemen ville melde seg. Jeg stod der og gruet meg.  Jeg ble sluppet inn, og kom inn i gangen og skulle henge av meg jakken. Duften av vaskemedlet og tøymyknere fra tørketrommelen var så sterk av det stakk i nesen, og sekundene etterpå så snørte seg lungene mine sammen og jeg begynte å hoste momentant og veldig hardt. Jeg fikk ikke pust. Jeg måtte fly stedet og løpe inn på stua med både klær og sko på, med håndvesken i hånden. Og dørråpningen til gangen måtte dekkes til og vinduene på stua åpnes. Derpå måtte medisinen fram. Krampene i lungene var meget kraftge.

Det er slitsomt å ha det slik. Det er slitsomt å måtte melde fra før man kommer på besøk og ikke kunne komme spontant. Det er slitsomt å måtte bli alvorlig sjuk i lungene fordi andre, også venner, på død og pine må bruke parfymerte produkter.

Bruker du parfymerte produkter? Tenk på at der er folk omkring deg som har besvær av det. Det er ikke et spørsmål om hvis der er folk som sliter med det, fordi 20-25 % av Norges borgere har noen form for astma og allergi og ofte sliter disse også med sensitivitet mot parfyme og sterke dufter. Noen er lungesjuke og disse får alvorlige symtomer med lunge- og pusteproblemer, andre får eksem, kløe, svie i øyner, hodepine, migrene osv. Ikke alle tør å si noe om det fordi de er redd å være uhøflige og støte seg med sine venner.

Også etter at de er brukt i maskinene så gir tøyet fra seg gasser. Det du oppfatter som duft, er i grunn kjemikaliene som gasser av seg i luften og spres til alle omkring som må puste det inn. Det sitter også i stoffet slik at de med kontaktallergi risikerer å få eksem, kløe osv.

Meldingen her er at om du har venner, eller har besøk av folk som er sensitive, eller i det hele tatt har lokaler der folk av alle sorter oppholder seg, ta da og kutt ut de parfymerte produktene. Velg mennesket og vennene før duften. Da er du en god venn og et godt medmenneske.

In English

If you have no problem with perfumes and chemicals, it may be difficult to understand how scented detergents could be a problem for the sensitive.

In private homes and other locations are often used perfumed deturgenst and fabric softeners when washing clothes and other fabrics. Many consider it a pleasure to use scent, something they often think are natural fragrances. Unfortunately contain today’s fragrances that are added to detergents just a huge cocktail of chemicals in a mixture that creates a fragrance. Some choose perfumed detergents in misguidence, or because of economic reasons as they puzzled think the more healthy is more expensive.

To take an example of one of the situations I have experienced, I’ll tell about a time I was visiting a friend.

I knocked at the Door. Already in the hallway outside door knew I could smell the fragrance but did not know what brand it was. Not that it’s so important what brand it is as it is scented, because perfumed are perfume whatever brand and I knew the problem would arise. I stood there and dreaded. I was let in, and came into the hallway and ws about to hang off my jacket. The scent of the detergent and fabric softeners from the dryer was so strong, it stinged in his nose, and seconds later my lungs tightened up and I began coughing instantaneous and very hard. I had to flee it and run into the living room with clothes and shoes with the handbag in hand. And the door the time had to be covered and the windows in the living room opened to give me fresh air. Thereupon I had medicate hard. Cramps in my lungs were very powerful. Not everyone say anythning about it, since they are afraid to be rude and make enemies with their friends.

It is difficult to accept this. It is tiring to have to notify before arriving for a visit and could not come spontaneously. It is tiring to have to be seriously ill in the lungs because others, also friends, must use perfumed products.

Do you use scented products? Consider that there are people around you who have symptoms of it. It is not a question of if there are people who struggle with it, because 20-25% of Norway’s citizens have some form of asthma and allergy and often these also struggling with sensitivity to perfumes and strong scents. Some are lung sickness and these are serious symptoms with lung and breathing problems, others get eczema, itching, burning in the eyes, headache, migraine, etc.

Even after they are used in the machines the fabric gives away the gases and fumes from the scent. What you perceive as the fragrance is due to chemicals gases in the air and spread to all around who have to breathe it. It is forced on all. It also sits on the fabric so that those with contact allergy might get dermatitis, itching etc.

The message here is that if you have friends or have visits from people who are sensitive, or was at all premises where people of any sort is present, then take and cut out the scented products. Select man before the fragrance. Then you are a good pal and a good fellow human being.


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Big asthma attacks are horrible

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Lær om astma

Alvorlige astmaattakker er fæle

Når jeg skriver om astma så skriver jeg rett fra levra, akkurat som det er. Jeg bruker ingen omskrivninger eller prøver å få det å høres mindre ut enn det er, ikke heller prøver jeg å få det å høres verre ut enn det er. Ofte da du leser på faktasider om astma da får du bare vite akkurat det, tørre fakta og det forteller nesten aldri hele sannheten. Hensikta med min side er å fortelle nettopp det andre sider ikke sier, hele sannheten. Astma er fælt.

Man skal ikke være redd å være venn med en med astma, og ikke heller skal man være redd å ansette en person med astma, men man skal vite hva det er slik at man vet hva å gjøre om personen blir sjuk. Oftest så har personen mindre problemer som kan styres ved egenmedisinering, men noen ganger må det sterkere lut til. Akkurat som det skjedde igår.

Det ble en hendelserik dag igår. Kl 14 bestemte seg lungene mine for å lage bråk, jeg kan ikke direkte peke på hva som utløste det, men ille ble det. Jeg har gået og kjent meg sliten i noen uker og har brukt mere medisin enn vanlig, så jeg gjetter på at det er noe som har bygget seg opp over tid. Det er noe som skjer ibland, man blir utsatt for irritanter og allergener og man blir dårlig, og det er bare slik det er med astma. Det er sannsynelig ting som jeg er blitt eksponert for over tid som jeg ikke tåler – til daglig vanligtvis parfyme, cologne, barbervann, parfymerte produkter brukt av og på folk og i deres klær, og i rengjøring osv, tobakksrøyk i både Second hand smoke og Third hand smoke – som har bidratt til at det ble slik som det ble igår.

Jeg var på jobb da det startet, jeg fikk tung pust og begynte å hoste. Jeg tok medisinene mine som jeg fått beskjed om å gjøre når slik skjer, men til forskjell mot vanlige dager med små attacker så hjalp ikke medisinen denne gangen. Jeg medisinerte og jeg medisinerte og jeg bare hostet og pustet tyngre for hver time. Det kjentes ut som om lungene begynte å bli fylt opp av noe skum og tetnet. Jeg ringet sjefen og varskodde hva som var på veie. Jeg kunne ikke få avløsning pga mangel på folk så jeg måtte jobbe til kl. 17. Det likte jeg lite. Jeg har vært med på dette med astmaanfall før, jeg visste hva som var på gang å skje så etter at jeg snakket med sjefen ringet jeg til legevakta og sa fra at jeg kommer i 18-tida og at de må ta imot meg da. På legevakta var de urolige og ville helst jeg skulle komme omgående. Du må tenke på helsa først sa de, helsa er viktigst! Jeg vet det sa jeg, men jeg får ikke avløsning. Og da jeg ikke fikk hjelp fra kontoret, ja hva skulle jeg da gjøre? Det ble verre jo lenger tiden gikk. Etter jobben da ringet jeg igjen fra fergen, og kl. 18 på veg til sjukehuset fikk jeg et fullverdig astmaanfall. Mens jeg stod utenfor legevakta og ringet på klokken ble det bare verre og verre. Jeg hivet etter pusten. Lungene tetnet og krampet, jeg hostet og kjente meg svak. Jeg ringet på klokka, og en digital plingelyd hørtes i sekvenser. Jeg ringet to ganger til. Jeg lente meg mot dørra for å støtte meg. Jeg ringet igjen, og samme plingelyden igjen. Det kjentes ut som en uendelighet. Endelig åpnet dørra.Jeg gikk direkte til avluken for nyankomne pasienter og knakket på luka.  Det var slitsomt å gå, det kjentes lenge ut å komme bare fra dørren til luken. Luka på vakta var lukket og hun bake luka forstod ikke det var akutt. Mens jeg stod der og hivet etter pusten, og det kjentes som om noen stod på brystkassen min mens jeg forsøkte å puste og hostet hardt, og opplevde at hun vinket – VENT. Hun stod og snakket med en kollega på andre siden rommet. Jeg stod og lente meg med hånden mot disken. Jeg trenger hjelp nå, tenkte jeg. Og jeg tenkte på at jeg hadde varskodd om at jeg skulle komme. Omsider kom hun og åpnet luka. Jeg sa med vesende plaget stemme: – Jeg har astmaanfall, mens jeg hivet etter pusten, røsten var svak. Da ble det fart på henne, da hun oppdaget at jeg ikke fikk pust. Jeg ble vist inn før alle andre som satt og ventet, og venterommet var fult. Hun i luka løp etter legen mens jeg stod der midt på gulvet i gangen og forsøkte stå opprett og hivet etter pusten. Jeg trengte noe å lene meg mot, men der var inget. Hvert åndedrett inn var like plagsomt og vanskelig som hvert åndedrett ut, og da jeg måtte svare på spørsmål så måtte jeg presse fram ordene fordi pusten var så vanskelig og tung. Man må ha luft for å prate. Pusten var så tung og vanskelig at i det jeg skulle puste ut etter et åndedrett inn så ristet kroppen voldsomt av anstrengningen, bronkene i lungene var så tette at der ikke var plass for luften å passere, jeg kjente meg omtrent som jeg tror en gullfisk på tørre land har det. Kramper mens jeg pustet. Hun kom løpende, og legen kom løpende. Et rom med en annen pasient som var der ble tømt, og jeg fikk komme inn. Legen skulle lytte til lungene mine og jeg forsøkte få av meg vest og bluse mens jeg stridde med å puste. Det var en hel jobb å kneppe opp knappene, kjentes det som og jeg hadde mest lyst å rive det av meg for å slippe slitet og spare tid, men så tenkte jeg på at jeg ville måtte sy på knappene igjen. Han satte stetoskopet til ryggen min og lyttet. Legen stilte meg noen spørsmål som jeg forsøkte svare på, men det var vanskelig fordi jeg pustet så tungt det ikke var råd å snakke. Han spurte om det hadde pågådd lenge? og jeg bare nikket til svar. Vi kan snakke etterpå, sa han da. Jeg var ganske enkelt for sjuk til å snakke med ham. Helsesøsteren som satt i luka var i grunn veldig flink, hun hadde full greie på hva jeg trengte og hun sa hva som trengtes og legen bare overvåket det hele.

Astma er fælt.

Jeg fikk så inhalasjonsmedisin (5mg Ventoline – 0,5 mg Atrovent) gjennom en maske og to tabletter (40 mg Prednisolon) mot astmabetennelsen og for å få musklene rundt bronkiene å slutte å krampe. Første kapsulen med medisin falt bort fra masken og alt rant ut bla pga krampene, min fumling da jeg skulle ta over masken, mens jeg slet med å puste. Det opplevde jeg som problematisk og jobbig at det skjedde fordi jeg trengte den medisinen så sårt. Jeg fortsatte å hive etter pusten, det var tung å puste. Men hun satte rimelig raskt på en ny og jeg fikk pustet inn den velgjørende dampen av medisin. Det lettet litt etter litt. Men bare den fordampede medisinen hjalp ikke, det var ikke før tablettene begynte å virke som det slapp. Etter det 4 inhalasjoner med Symbicort Turbuhaler 160/4,5. I det hele tatt sterk medisin. Jeg var helt sliten etterpå. Jeg kunne ha sovnet der jeg låg på sykesenga. Jeg prøvde å gå og stå, men beinene mine skjelvet og ristet etter hendelsen, så det var slitsomt å stå og gå. Kroppen hadde fått gjennomgå så mye at jeg ristet. Øynene rant også under attacken og maskaraen rant. Det var maskara på brillene og under øynene mine og på kinnet.

Det astmaanfallet var et av de verste jeg noensinne har hatt. Kun to andre jeg har hatt var mer vonde. Jeg jobbet så hardt for å få igjen pusten at det hørtes lang veg i korridorene, det var omskakende og overveldigende for de ansatte. Jeg såg på legen at han var rystet. Jeg jobbet så hardt for å puste at ansiktet mitt skiftet farge, jeg kunne ikke snakke skikkelig pga vansker med å puste, jeg kunne ikke stå oppreist og mine tårer flommet, ikke fordi jeg var trist eller redd, men fordi det var slik en påvirkning på kroppen min at alle funksjoner jobbet veldig hardt. Da jeg endelig fikk medisinen og noen piller for å åpne opp luftveiene i lungene, og etter at beina mine ristet av utmattelse og av overarbeid av kroppen at det var vanskelig å stå og gå for en stund, da endelig fant kroppen roen. Velsigne vitenskap og researchers som fant opp astmamedisin! Jeg ganske enkelt elsker dem! Hva ville jeg ha gjord uten astmamedisin? Når jeg får slike alvorlige astmaanfall og jeg tenker på en verden uten astmamedisisin er jeg ganske sikker på at jeg ikke ville ha overlevd særlig lenge. De spurte meg på sjukehuset: – Har du ofte slike anfall? Hvordan er det? Hvordan klarer du det? Svaret på det er ganske enkelt. Man har å velge mellom å gjennomleve det, eller legge seg ned og dø. Å dø ville være eneste mulighet å komme utenom astma fordi astma blir man aldri kvitt. Dø er ikke et alternativ så det eneste som gjenstår er å ta hver dag som den kommer og utstå alle plagene. Men uten astmamedisin vill jeg aldri ha klart meg. Uten astmamedisin ville helt sikkert døden kommit på besøk alt for tidlig i livet mitt. Et alvorlig astmaanfall er ikke å tøyse med, det er en reell mulighet for å bli kvelt av sine egne lunger om man ikke får hjelp.

Et slikt et anfall kan komme enten av liten eksponering av stoff som gir stor reaksjon, stor eksponering over kort tid, eller liten eksponering ved små doser over tid.

Men hjelp fikk jeg nå altså igår. Masse medisin, og jeg fikk en resept på noen piller som skulle dempe astmaen, og i tillegg fikk jeg beskjed om å medisinere mye. Det har jeg gjord og jeg er mye bedre nå.

Det ble mye bedre senere på kvelden, og det ble en Dobbel Wopper Cheese meny til middag. Det ble seint, jeg var sliten og spise må man jo. Det var snadder med mat. Dagen endte godt tross alt. Jeg er heldig å bo i et land der jeg kan får god hjelp. Vakkert er det her også.

Jeg har jobbet i dag. Jeg har tatt mye medisin for å holde astmaen tilbake, og også tatt piller for det. Jeg føler meg som en festning nå, som om jeg har astmamedisin murvegger! LOL

Dagen har vært god, untatt for at jeg fant en kollega sittende å røyke i spiserommet til kontoret hvor det er forbudt å røyke, så jeg måtte ha en liten prat med ham. De har eget røykerom i kjelleren så det er ikke nødvendig for dem å sitte og forgifte luften for resten av oss. Jeg har også forklart i en lettversjon hvorfor det er viktig for meg, så jeg håper han ikke vil gjøre det igjen. Men fordi han røyket der og da så kunne jeg ikke stå der å snakke med ham i lang tid, jeg måtte jeg forlate rommet, eller risikere min helse igjen. Jeg forstår at de ikke vet, så jeg forteller de lettversjonen først på en mild måte, og håper de lytter. Jeg forstår de liker å røyke og sitte og ha en koselig tid, men vi som enten ikke liker røyk (noen gjør ikke det), eller som jeg som blir syk av det, må også ha mulighet til å nyte vår tid på jobben. Og som jeg fryktet. På min vei til fergen hadde jeg en ny astmareaksjon og måtte stoppe det med enda mer medisiner. Etter en stund gikk det bort. Nå er alt bra for nå. Jeg føler meg bra og kommer til å sove senere. Men først en fin film og kveld, og en stor dose av medisinen før sengetid. Noen tar en wiskhey, jeg tar Symbicort, Ventolin og Prednisolon. Skål! :))

Er det noen som i din omgivelse som blir sjuk, send de til legen så fort som mulig. Ikke vente med det. Og vær så snill å holde røyk, parfyme og andre ting som en person er astmatisk for unna. Eller enda bedre, slutte røyke og slutte bruke parfyme og parfymerte produkter i det hele tatt, på den måten kan du vise hensyn til både kjente og for deg ukjente personer med astma, så kan du hjelpe med å la astmatikere slippe lide slik unødig. Du finner gode uparfymerte produkter både i butikkene, hos frisører og på apotekene. Om du ikke får tak i det der du bor, så finnes det gode butikker på nett der du kan kjøpe på postordre.

Var redd for lungene dine, du skal ha de hele livet. Ikke utsett de for skadelig påvirkning, det kan gi deg lungesjukdom. Du har bare to lunger og du trenger de for å leve. Felles for alle typer lungesjukdommer er at du får pustevansker.

In English

Learn about asthma

Bad asthma attacks are horrible

When I write about asthma I write straight from the marrow, just as it is. I use no rewrites or trying to make it sound less than it is, nor I am trying to get it to sound worse than it is. Often when you read the factual aspects of asthma and you want to know, you get just the dry facts, and it almost never tells the whole truth. The purpose of my site is to tell exactly what other sites do not tell you, the whole truth. Asthma is horrible.

One should not be afraid to be friends with someone with asthma, and nor should you be afraid to hire a person with asthma, but you should know what it is, so that you know what to do if the person becomes ill. Most often the person has minor problems that can be controlled by self-medicating using prescried medicines, but sometimes it must be stronger measures. Just like it happened to me yesterday.

There was a lever full day yesterday. At 14 o’clock my lungs decided to make noise, it was getting harder and harder to breathe. I felt it like a person was standing on my chest at the same time as I was trying to breath, while I was coughing harder and harder. Exactly what has triggered it this time, I have no idea. I have felt tired for a few weeks and have used more medication than usual, so I guess I have been exposed to stuff I get sick from and that it is something that has built up over time.  It is something that happens sometimes, and it’s just the way it is with asthma. Often it is that one get exposed to things that make one ill over time, small dozes a day, and that in the end starts a big astma attack.

I was at work when it started, I had shortness of breath and began to cough. Lungs tighten. As time went I got harder and harder to breathe. I took my medication as I have been told to do when this happens, but unlike the usual days of small attacks that did not help to take the medicine this time. I medicated and I medicated and I just coughed and breathed more heavily for each hour passing. I called my boss and told him what was coming. I could not be relieved due to a lack of staff and I had to work until 17 o’clock. I have been through all this with asthma attacks before, I knew what was going on and what was coming, so after I talked to the boss I made a call to the emergency room and told that I come in 18-time and they must accept me. Lungs got only tighter and tighter, and I got harder and harder to breathe. I got tired. After work I called from the ferry, and about 18 o’clock on the way to the hospital, I got a full-fledged asthma attack. As I stood outside the emergency room and rang the bell, it got worse and worse. I worked hard to breathe. I rang the bell, and a digital ringing in sequence sounded. I rang again twice. I struggled breathing, coughed hard, got tired and weak while I leaned against the door to support me. I rang again and the ping sound. It felt like an infinity. Finally they opened the door. Lungs got tighter and tighter. It felt like a long time to get from the door to the hatch, even if it was only ten meters, a few steps.  I went directly to desk for newly arrived patients and snapped on the hatch. I weased, coughed and stuggled to breathe while I leaned myself to the front desk. The hatch was closed and the woman behind the glass did not understand it was an emergency. When I stood there gasping for breath wanting urgent help I experienced her waving at me – WAIT. She stood across the room and spoke with a colleague. I gasped for air. I need help now, I thought to myself. And I thought of that I had notified that I was coming. Eventually she came and opened the hatch. I pressed out with a wesing sound – I have an asthma attack, while the load and struggle for breath. Then she got the speed up, when she discovered that I could not breathe. I was showed in before anyone else who was waiting, and waiting room was full. She ran through the hallway for the doctor while I stood there and tried to stand upright and gasping for air, feeling like a gold fish on dry land. Each breath in was just as annoying and difficult as each breath out, and when I had to answer the questions I had to squeeze out the words because breath was so hard and heavy. One need air to talk. Between breathing heavily in and heavily out my whole body shook because of the strain to get air and the narrow bronchies that could not let air pass through.  She came running, and the doctor came running. A room with another patient who was there was emptied, and I was getting into. The doctor wanted to listen to my lungs and I tried to take off my vest and blouse while I struggled to breathe. I felt it hard work to even take off the shirt, and I felt like taring it off me instead to save me the trouble, but then I thought of that I would have to sow all the buttons on again. I struggled breathing.  I felt weak. The doctor put the stethoscope to my back and listened. Then he asked me some questions that I tried to answer, but it was hard because I was breathing so heavily it was not possible to speak much. He asked if the asthma attack had been going on for long? and I just nodded in reply. We can talk afterwards, he said then. Health sister who was sitting in the hatch was really very cleaver and good, she knew all about what I needed and she said what was needed and the doctor just over-wieving the whole thing.

Asthma is horrible.

I got inhalation medisin through a mask (5mg Ventoline – 0,5 mg Atrovent) and two tablets (40 mg Prednisolon) for breaking down the asthma attack, the asthma inflammation and the cramping bronchi in my lungs. First capsule with medicine fell off the mask and everything ran out, while I struggled to breathe. Some of it was my fault. Since I was so shaky cause of the shortness of breath, I handled the maske like I had ten thumbs. There I experienced it a problem and a hazzle that it happened because I needed the medicine so badly. But she sat fairly quickly on a new one even if it felt like ages before it was fitted, and then I was breathing in the soothing vapors of medicine. It relieved a little by little. It was lovely. But the vaporized medicine alone did not help, it was not until the pills began to take effect it started to go away. And after that i had 4 inhalations with Symbicort Turbuhaler 160/4,5. In all strong medication. I was very tired afterwards. When one have an asthma attack you use all muscles in your torsoe. I could have fallen asleep where I lay on the hospital bed, I was that tired. The nurse told me I had mascara all over my face. My eyes ran cause of the strenght during the attack and mascaras flowed. I had mascara on my glasses and under my eyes and on my cheek. I went to wash it off. I tried to walk and stand, but my legs trembled and shook. The body had been through so much that all limbs trembled, all of me was shaking. I was weak.

The asthma attack was one of the worst I’ve ever had. Only two others I’ve had before was more painful. I worked so hard to catch your breath that it sounded a long way in the corridors, it was hard and overwhelming for the staff. I worked so hard to breathe that my face changed color, I could not talk properly, I could not stand upright, and my tears flowed, not because I was sad or scared, but because it was such an strain on my body that all body functions worked hard. When I got the medicine and some pills to open up the lower air ways and calm down my lungs, and after that my legs were shaking from exhaustion and from the work of the body that it was difficult to stand and walk for a while, then finally found the body calmed down. Bless science and reserachers who invented the asthma medicine! I simply love them! What would I have done without asthma medicine? When I have such severe asthma attack and I think of a world without asthma medicine I’m pretty sure I would not have survived very long. They asked me at the hospital: “- Do you often have these seizures? What is it like? How do you manage it?” The answer is quite simple. One has to choose to live through it, or lie down and die. Dying would be the only opportunity to get out of asthma, because asthma never ever leave you. Dying is not an option so the only thing that remains is to take each day as it comes and endure all the pain. But without asthma medicine, I would never ever manage. Without asthma medicine surely death would come for a visit too early in my life. A severe asthma attack is not to fool around with, there is a real possibility of being strangled by ones own lungs if you do not get help.

Such exposure what make a big asthma attack like this one can either come from little exposure that make big impact, a big exposure or a small doses over time.

But the help I got yesterday. Lots of medicine, and I got a prescription for some pills that would curb asthma symptomes, and in addition I was told to medicate a lot. That I did and I’m much better now.

I was much better later in the evening, and there was a double Wopper Cheese menu for dinner. It was late in the evening by now, I was hungry, and one need to eat. Food was good, even if it is not the most healthy meal. The day ended well after all. I am fortunate to live in a country where I can get good help. Beautiful it is here also.

I have worked today. I have taken much medicine to keep the asthma away, and also taking pills against it. I feel like a fortress now, as if I have asthma medicine brick walls! LOL

The day has been good, except that I found a colleague sitting smoking in the dining room to the office where it is forbidden to smoke, so I had to have a little chat with him. They have a separate smoking room in the basement so it is not necessary for them to sit there poisoning the air for the rest of us. I also explained in a light version why it is important to me, so I hope he will not do it again. But because he smoked at the time I could not stand there talking to him for a long time, I had to leave the room or risk my health again. I understand that they do not know, I’ll tell the easy version first in a mild way, and hope they listen. I understand they like to smoke and sit and have a nice time, but those who either do not like smoke (some just do not), or I who get sick from it, must also have the opportunity to enjoy our time at work. And as I feared. On my way to the ferry I had a new asthma reaction, and had to stop it with even more medicine. After a while it went away. Now all good for now. I feel good and going to sleep later. But first, a nice movie night, and a large dose of medicine before bedtime. Some take a wiskhey, I take Symbicort, Ventoline and Prednisolon. Cheers! :))

If you find someone in your surroundings that get ill, send them to the doctors at once. Do not wait. And please keep all smoke and perfume, and any other stuff that a person having asthma get ill from away from them. Make a safe environment for them. Please, be considerate so that the person having asthma do not get unessesary strain on them. Or even better up, stop smoking and stop using perfume, perfumed products, or what ever they get sick from all together. In that way you are considerate to both known and to you unknown persons having asthma. In that way they get less attacks. You will find good perfume free products in the stores, with the hair dresser or at the pharmacy. If you can not find any good products where you live there are stores online that sell good perfume free products.

Take good care of your lung. Do not subject them to dangerous substances, it can give you pulmonary ilnesses. You only got two lungs and you need them to live. Joint for all pulmonary illnesses is that you get breating problems.

~o~

If the writing is honest it cannot be separated from the man who wrote it.
~ Tennessee Williams


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To the emergency room with asthma attack

Now it is 02.25 at night and I have just gotten home from the emergency room at the hospital. I got medicine from the inhaling machine.

I had a tight chest and when I arrived the nurse did not seem to believe me. She said it does not sound like an asthma cough. Well, it is I said, my asthma sounds like that.

She took the CRP like they always do to check if I got an infection going on. CRP showed zero, nothing. The doctor on watch listened to my lungs and asked me to take deep breaths. I do breathe as deep as I can, I said. He looked a little strangely at me. Wonder what he thought? I do not know, he did not say anything. He went out the room and told the nurse it is asthma, and then told her what to give me.

I was placed on the bed. Been here, done this many times now. The nurse filled the container on the machine with liquid medicine and started the machine. I got a mask to put on, and the machine started to make the liquid to something that can best be described as mist. This I inhaled. I sat there on the bed for 5-10 minutes inhaling the mist and I felt I could breathe deeper for every breath. When the container was empty, I paid, talked to the doctor and went home.

So now I am home feeling much better. No heavy breath, not tight chest, no cough, feeling almost brand new. :)

There is a lesson in this also. When I talked to the doctor he told me that when I get a cold I must be aware that the cold can trigger the asthma to break out. Therefor I must get treatment if it takes to long. The cold can turn into asthma attacks instead. Meaning that if one get a cold, and the cold passes (no bugs any longer and CRP is ok) and one continue coughing it has turned in to asthma problems. And I believe him. I felt like someone standing on my chest before I went to the emergency room. Now I feel like I have no cough at all and I can breathe freely. The cough was asthma.

If I feel this fine all day through tomorrow to I will go to work Thursday.

I am so happy there is medicine.


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Asthma attack

(2. september 2009) They are fixing up the bulding where I work. Yesterday a man from the building company was painting a door. I had to pass there leaving the building. I got really sick. I was coughing all the way up to the bus I was to take over and my colluege. I called the office and told them they had to open and let fresh air come in and that I got so very sick. When getting to the buss I was to take over from the other driver she looked at me coughing hardly and said do not come close! She thought it was contagious. I told her it was my asthma. She looked terrified, probably thinking is it like that asthma is like? My colluege for whom I was taking over the route waited around like checking I was going to be alright. (Nice) I took two dozes of my Symbicort Turbuhaler 160/4,5 medicin and got better. Because I got so very ill I first thought that maybe I was not going to be able to work. But luckily the medicin fixed the problem and I soon got much better.  After just a few minutes it was all better. The bus left the bus stop just a few minutes late. I drove my work shift and was all good all rest of the day. Smilefjes Later I got a message from the office and I was told that the paint was really water-based but the painter had used some liquid to wash the surfice with. It was probably that liquid that made me sick. Back at the office at 1800 I had no problem passing the door the man painted. All good. Smilefjes

So, this is some of what can make an asthmatic sick. This story is for telling about what can cause problems in an asthmatic persons day. For information about that, not slander.

/ Annelie
2. september 2009 09:51


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What is an acute asthma attack like?

(27. september 2009) Asthma is a common condition that affects the airways. The typical symptoms are wheeze, cough, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Symptoms can range from mild to severe. Asthma cannot be ‘cured’, but treatment usually works well to ease and prevent symptoms. Treatment is usually with inhalers. A ‘typical’ person with asthma may take a preventer inhaler every day (to prevent symptoms developing), and use a reliever inhaler as and when required (if symptoms flare up). See a doctor urgently if you develop severe symptoms that are not eased by a reliever inhaler. In particular, if you have difficulty talking due to shortness of breath. You may need emergency treatment with high dose reliever drugs and other treatments, sometimes in hospital. A severe asthma attack can be life-threatening.
When you breathe air is transported down to your lungs. Air is transported via the windpipe and via the lower air ways called the bronchi, and oxygen is transported in to the blood to help you stay alive. When you get an asthma attack the air pipe and bronchi tighten itself and mucus is deloped. The “highway” for air and oxygen comes clogged, very tight and narrow. This leads to that not enough oxygen is allowed to be transported to the blood, and in the end the brain and all other organs in the body get to little oxygen. And because of the narrowing of the windpipe and the bronchi the person get problem breathing, and may in worst case die.

Describing an acute attack

I have had acute asthma attacks, I can tell you it is no nice experience. Many things can cause an acute asthma attack. Among them are what the person get sick from depending on how sensitive the person is to what they get sick from. Emotional stress is also something that is a hugh factor for starting asthma attacks. Asthma attacks can come in different forms.
I have had three such hugh acute asthma attacks so far 2010, and I have also had smaller attacks. But this is about the worst.

The silent one

The first acute attack I had felt more like a slow suffocating that made me very tired and weak. I went to the emergency room at the hospital to get help. Sitting at the hospital waiting I got more and more tired and felt like going to sleep because of the asthma attack. I was on my way of dropping out of consiousness.

The violent one

The other time I coughed so hard and fought to get air so hard for three hours time to get air that it felt like if the muscles by the ribs at my side of the chest were coming up the air tubes. Finally I was so tired and finished by coughing so hard that I had to go to the emergency room at the hospital to get help again. I was so sore and hurt badly in my body after all the force trying to get air. Every time I coughed I had to hold my chest because it was so sore and tender, and I could not even stand up straight because of the hurt. There are really violent forces going on when one are coughing so hard fighting for air during at such acute asthma attacks. When I called the emergency room they told me to come at once. When I was waiting I got and felt weaker by the minute. When I finally met the doctor he tried to talk  to me like doctors do with a new patient to find out the problem. But he soon gave up when he realised he better put me in the asthma medicin inhaling machine at once. Good choice. They messured oxygen level and puls. I sat in the asthma medicin machine for a long time before I got better. I was so tired from the attack that I was to tired to even feel happy about being better again. Not until next day I had the strenght to really be happy about it.
Take care, and help someone in need.
/ Annelie
27. september 2009 19:21