Pimpel 2009-07-08 07:38:54
During the last 8 years, the same problem returns:
When it starts to rain in summer (and temperature drops or its thundery),
after a couple of hot, warm days, I start to have difficulties in
breathing. I just can’t get enough oxyghen into my lungs. Every breath takes
a lot of energy. Only an inhaler (Ventolin) helps a bit. Mostly, I can’t
breath through my nose either, because it is clogged. After a few days,I
also get a heavy cough.
I visited a dokter several times, and every time, he prescibes different
kind of pills ans inhalers, but nothing really helps. He says that I suffer
from hay feever, and that this is the cause of all of these problems, but I
find it a bit hard to believe since most of the people who suffer from hay
feever, can breathe more easely in rainy wheather.
This year, I started taking pills (Xyzall) in March en I used an inhaler
twice a day, just as a precaution, but it didn’t help.
I just wanted to know if someone else is familiar with these kind of
symptoms, or if someone knows what can cause these kind of problems?
Face 2009-07-08 07:39:03
Your last questions:
Yes, just this year i have become familiar with what you describe.
I imagine that previously with 100% (or near) breathing capacity it never
As to the why, I can only conjecture, but I believe it has to do with the
oppressive heat and humidity that often follows a July shower. The air
actually feels ‘thick’.
Katilist 2009-07-11 00:15:00
I personally go along with the ‘heavy air’ theory, since that is just what
it feels like – I have the same problem of
not-quite-asthma-attack-but-just-darn-hard-to-breathe in rainy weather. It can
also have to do with mold allergy, which goes through the roof around rains.
I recommend staying indoors with a dehumidifier and air cleaner with a hepa
filter, though if you are like me this will only partly help. :/
WolfKat ^..^ >^^< If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. -Catherine Aird
Pimpel 2009-07-20 02:45:35
breathing when it starts to rain, because at that time, the polls burst, and very small particals are set free. When those particals are inhaled, they can go deep down the breathing system and cause asthmatic attacks. Pimpel
Northshoreceo 2009-07-20 02:46:05
I thought it was due to the molds the rain kicked up.
Blues ma 2009-07-20 02:46:10
Sure is for me.
If mold is one of your triggers – rainy or very humid weather is nasty.
00doc 2009-07-20 02:46:19
There are a lot of theories. Some think it has to do with
ozone produced by lightning. Some think that sudden changes
in atmospheric pressure, temp, humidity, etc can do it.