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Judith Proctor ([personal profile] watervole) wrote2010-09-09 10:09 am
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Fungal Spores?

Something has been badly triggering my asthma this last week or so. Particularly in the last couple of days.  I'm taking way more medication than usual and still feeling wheezy.

I suspect the cause is fungal spores of some kind.  Grass pollen and weed pollen don't give me much of a problem, but I notice that one of the sites (Zirtek) that lists fungal spores is giving a high count across most of the country at present.

My asthma is always worse in winter.  I need to start going to the gym more often.  My maximum peak flow isn't bad at all, around 490 today after ventolin, but that will fall over the winter if I don't keep up the exercise.

Over the years, I've found the best thing for my asthma is to maximise my lung capacity so that I can better cope with losing some of it to the asthma.

It's probably time for another dust blitz as well. Dust and dust mites are a known allergen for me, and they're always worse in winter as well.  A really good house cleaning can make a surprising difference.

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[personal profile] rpdom 2010-09-09 10:30 am (UTC)(link)
I've noticed quite a few mushrooms/toadstools growing outdoors over the last week or so, and someone was commenting on IRC that they've found mushrooms growing in some of their indoor plant pots.

So I reckon there are going to be a lot of fungal spores flying around right now.

[identity profile] ssirienna.livejournal.com 2010-09-09 02:54 pm (UTC)(link)

As a chronic asthma sufferer I do empathise.
Mine's bronchial and not allergic, but the singing helps, which is why i took it up again.

Hope you're feeling better soon
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[identity profile] watervole.livejournal.com 2010-09-09 03:02 pm (UTC)(link)
I enjoy singing too (and I loved your masquerade entry at Discworld).

I have to limit the amount I do because I lose my voice very easily, but singing is almost as good as sex! (likewise dancing)

[identity profile] ssirienna.livejournal.com 2010-09-09 03:10 pm (UTC)(link)

Yeah - my breath control still isn't as good as I'd like (sigh) but I'll agree with your other examplse :-))