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Old 11-08-2008, 11:04 AM
 
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I have found out that I have developed severe asthma in Yuma, AZ. There is a lot of agriculture here and when they spray the fields I have an asthma attack. I can't even drive anywhere near the fields without having an asthma attack. There are a lot of roads that run next to fields here. I have learned that if I just stay inside all the time or leave Yuma, that my asthma symptoms get A LOT better. I don't know what to do because my job is here and it is difficult to find teaching jobs in other parts of the country. Plus I have a lease on my apartment that doesn't end until September 30.
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Old 11-09-2008, 11:36 AM
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Maybe your doctor can write something up to the effect that the environment is causing your symptoms and it's a great hardship to live here w/ asthma. Health related note of some kind.That might help you break the lease for medical reasons. As far as jobs, try sending out your resume and see what happens. Good luck.
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Old 11-11-2008, 03:22 PM
 
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Have you considered seeing a naturopath? Perhaps they can help with some ideas or methods differing from the main stream of medications advertised?
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Old 11-12-2008, 08:30 PM
 
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I have found out that I have developed severe asthma in Yuma, AZ. There is a lot of agriculture here and when they spray the fields I have an asthma attack. I can't even drive anywhere near the fields without having an asthma attack. There are a lot of roads that run next to fields here. I have learned that if I just stay inside all the time or leave Yuma, that my asthma symptoms get A LOT better. I don't know what to do because my job is here and it is difficult to find teaching jobs in other parts of the country. Plus I have a lease on my apartment that doesn't end until September 30.

Forget about all the other things, they can be worked out, if you've had an allergic reaction here to the crops/crop dusters, or whatever environmental allergy it may be, you cannot afford risking a shutdown of your lungs;
Get the physician to write something, you can't teach on a ventilator or much worse , dead from acute asthma exacerbation.
This is serious business here, life or breath"
and BTW, this is not the time to go fooling around wih naturopathy either, especially when you can't get any air into your lungs; take your inhalers , allergy meds, and steroids until you can get away from the trigger; It's an severe allergic reaction; please assume that this is serious and let the Pulmonologists and allergists take care of you
God bless You
hope you feel better, and can find a job somewhere else
in my prayers
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Old 11-23-2008, 06:21 PM
 
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Forget about all the other things, they can be worked out, if you've had an allergic reaction here to the crops/crop dusters, or whatever environmental allergy it may be, you cannot afford risking a shutdown of your lungs;
Get the physician to write something, you can't teach on a ventilator or much worse , dead from acute asthma exacerbation.
This is serious business here, life or breath"
and BTW, this is not the time to go fooling around wih naturopathy either, especially when you can't get any air into your lungs; take your inhalers , allergy meds, and steroids until you can get away from the trigger; It's an severe allergic reaction; please assume that this is serious and let the Pulmonologists and allergists take care of you
God bless You
hope you feel better, and can find a job somewhere else
in my prayers
I am going to just start sending out resumes to see what happens. I have to go back to the pulmonologist on Tuesday. I have already had to use my rescue inhaler twice just today. Yesterday, I used it 3 times. I am also taking Advair and it is not stopping the attacks. My asthma is so severe from the crops that I am using my inhaler about 14 times a week. Although before taking Advair I was using it a lot more than that.
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