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I receive a free subscription to a magazine re Asthma. It is called Breathe. To order your free subscription, mail your name, address and postal code to:

Breathe
Subscription Department
2175 St. Patrick Street
Montreal, P.Q.
H3K 1B4

Toll-free: #1-888-938-3777

Fax: (514) 938-9284

E-mail: [email]respiration@postal2000.com[/email]

Then, I received a brochure from the Asthma Society of Canada entitled "Is Your Asthma Under Control". It provides the following links:

Asthma in Canada [url="http://www.asthmaincanada.com"]www.asthmaincanada.com[/url]

The Asthma Society of Canada [url="http://www.asthma.ca"]www.asthma.ca[/url]
Telephone: 1-800-787-3880

The Lung Association [url="http://www.lung.ca"]www.lung.ca[/url]
Telephone: 1-888-566-LUNG

I know that a lot of us have PA children that are also asthmatic, so I thought these links and the magazine subscription might be helpful. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2001 - 4:29am
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In the pharmacy to-day I found another great brochure about asthma entitled Save Your Breath (A Guide to Effective Asthma Control).
It lists the different triggers, asthma medications, etc. I think it's a really good little brochure.
At any rate, this was produced by someone different than the links I provided above.
It's The Asthma Centre. Their website address is [url="http://www.asthmacentre.com"]www.asthmacentre.com[/url]
As I say, I did find this brochure quite good.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 01/23/2001 - 6:36pm
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Cindy - I had a brief look at the links above and (IMHO) the best one is the asthma centre. I was specifically looking at the "managing your asthma" section of all of them, and only that one suggested using relaxation techniques and breathing exercises as another way to control and manage asthma.
From the time I was 18months to 11 years old I had 38 admissions to hospital with my asthma, with an average stay of 8 days (sometimes more, sometimes less) and what really helped me was the breathing exercises I learnt from a tape.
My uncle gave it to me at age 4 and I used to listen to it everyday whether I was feeling wheezy or not. I still use the methods I learnt to this day, and I'm certain that it has helped me control my asthma since the first day I got the tape.
Unfortunately I don't have the tape any more, but I'm pretty sure it was something the British Asthma Society produced. It really helped me to regulate my breathing during an attack and therefore reduced my anxiety and fear, which in turn helped keep my attacks under control - I'm sure I'd have had a lot more than 38 admissions without the techniques I learnt.
After all that, all I'm trying to say is that its worthwhile printing off the breathing exercises on the site and doing them with your kids (or doing it yourself) for 20 mins or so a day. It's amazing the difference it makes when it's needed.
Take care
Gwen
PS - I don't mean to sound as though I didn't use meds during an attack and as prescribed by my doctor, I did and still do, but the exercises are a great benefit when used in conjunction with meds. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Gwen Thornberry (edited January 24, 2001).]

Posted on: Fri, 03/02/2001 - 1:34am
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I posted this under Summer camps too but thought it should be here as well.
[url="http://www.lungusa.org/asthmacamps/"]http://www.lungusa.org/asthmacamps/[/url]

Posted on: Fri, 03/02/2001 - 2:00pm
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PattyR., thank-you for posting the link here, especially since you had already posted in somewhere else. I am sure that all parents of asthmatic children on this board will really appreciate it.
I know that often times I find asthma harder to deal with than PA and that's why I always welcome any and all information I can find about it easily.
Gwen, yes, you made a very important point about the relaxation techniques that one can learn. I did receive a video from somewhere called Asthma Kids. We haven't watched it yet but I'm not clear if there is anything about relaxation in there or not.
When I do watch it, I will let everyone know where we got it from if it's different from the links I provided above. It was free.
Also, I want to find a link to AAIA, Asthma and Allergy Information Association as they are the original source of many materials I first had re PA (I wasn't on the internet) and found them quite good. They're also where I got the peanut allergy pins for Jesse. Their link is probably posted on [url="http://www.cadvision.com/allergy"]www.cadvision.com/allergy[/url] I'll try to go in and find a link and post it here because those pins are really good if your child will use them.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2001 - 4:36am
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Allergy/Asthma Information Association are at [url="http://www.aaia.ca"]www.aaia.ca[/url] They have quite a bit of information on their site and also quite a few resources. They are also the place where I purchased the allergy buttons from.
Now, to-day, when I went to find them, I found it interesting that their home page is the same as [url="http://www.cadvision.com/allergy"]www.cadvision.com/allergy[/url] which is where I usually start when I'm trying to find a Canadian link. I'm not clear if this means they are connected in some way.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2001 - 8:55am
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I couldn't get the link to the Asthma centre to work, I would like to read the breathing exerise section. Help!

Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2001 - 9:42am
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Eileen - the site has moved. Try this website link - it's the same Asthma Centre, just different address:
[url="http://www.uhealthnet.on.ca/patients_and_visitors/asthma/Index.html"]http://www.uhealthnet.on.ca/patients_and_visitors/asthma/Index.html[/url]
Hope you find what you're looking for!

Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2001 - 10:37am
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Cayley's mom,
thanks your link worked perfectly!

Posted on: Sat, 03/03/2001 - 10:45am
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Eileen, I'm so sorry. I didn't even think that I should keep up-to-date on links once I posted them. Cayley's Mom, thank-you SO much.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 03/24/2001 - 12:48pm
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I just finished reading my latest issue of Breathe. By reading through the information they have, I have now been able to determine another course of action when it comes to both of my children and the medications they are using for their asthma. This is not the magazine's intention. It is their intention to educate people so that they can take control of their asthma in communication with their doctor.
Their address and other information has changed since my initial post.
Breathe
400 McGill Street
Third Floor
Montreal, P.Q.
H2Y 2G1
Fax #: 514-397-0228
E-mail: [email]mackinnon@parkpub.com[/email]
I highly recommend this publication for anyone who is dealing with asthma and trying to figure it out. You could actually write your questions for your doctor in the magazine and take it to him/her.
Also, if you have any specific questions re asthma you can send them to the same address, fax, or e-mail address noted above.
In the same magazine, I was able to contact The Asthma Society of Canada through their website and ask for 3 of 4 new brochures they have out. The 4 brochures are entitled:-
Asthma Tips for Expectant Parents
Creating a Healthy Home
Childhood Asthma
Living Well with Asthma
I now see that I have to go back to the website at [url="http://www.asthma.ca"]www.asthma.ca[/url] to request their new newsletter entitled "Helping People Breathe Easier".
I have often said to other PA parents and even on this site, that I often times find asthma scarier to deal with than PA.
In reading what I read tonight, I actually realized that I can start to cut down on the reliever medication both of my children are receiving. I can also start to wean my daughter from the preventative medication.
It's really important if you can figure something like this out in the quiet of your own home, with the aid of an excellent magazine, and then present it to your doctor.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 04/27/2001 - 3:17am
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I just wanted to re-raise this thread because I seem to have been referring to it quite a bit this week off-the-board.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 05/16/2001 - 3:52pm
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For asthma links, I thought I should also mention the Benadryl website at [url="http://www.breathing-easy.com"]www.breathing-easy.com[/url] You can get a free subscription to their newsletter and now even an e-newsletter by going to their website and requesting them.
The reason I feel this should be added to the list of asthma links is that getting this newsletter may be beneficial for people that are dealing with allergy induced asthma.
I think it is a wonderful little newsletter and am quite pleased with it. Now, I have to go and sign up for the e-newsletter which I didn't know I could get! LOL!
And this 2 hours after FlyLady told me I should be in bed and simply because I took the newsletter itself up to the washroom to read before I went to bed. Big mistake. Should have taken Century Home and I'd be finished in the bathroom and in my bed by now!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 06/19/2001 - 11:04pm
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[url="http://asthmatrack.org/forum/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi?action=topics&forum=Infants,+Toddlers+and+Preschoolers&number=1http://asthmatrack.org/forum/cgi-bin/forumdisplay.cgi?action=to"]http://asthmatrack.org/forum/cgi-bin/for...y.cgi?action=to[/url] pics&forum=Infants,+Toddlers+and+Preschoolers&number=1
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Peanut/Nut-free wishes,
Victoria
[This message has been edited by vic (edited June 20, 2001).]

Posted on: Thu, 03/28/2002 - 3:44am
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I have been meaning to re-raise this thread for a couple of months now. I received notice that Breathe Magazine will no longer be published. So, my original post in the thread with the information re Breathe is no longer good. It's such a shame because it was a really good, helpful magazine.
Also, I wanted to re-raise this thread for hwood in the hopes that she may find some links that are helpful to her.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Fri, 07/12/2002 - 12:42am
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Simply re-raising for another member. Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 07/31/2002 - 10:45am
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I received my Asthma Today newsletter from Asthma Society of Canada to-day and they announce two new websites that are now up and running re asthma.
[url="http://www.asthma.ca"]www.asthma.ca[/url]
[url="http://www.asthmakids.ca"]www.asthmakids.ca[/url]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 07/31/2002 - 11:17am
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Cindy: thank you for the links! I am always in search of updated info as I continue to learn about asthma.

Posted on: Thu, 08/01/2002 - 2:52am
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SF, as I've posted here many times, I find asthma more difficult to deal with/figure out than PA most of the time. It seems to be a constant figuring out process for me with both of my kids. I've been really fortunate in that there are some other members here who have helped me immensely with their knowledge and I did have the links originally that I did.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Tue, 03/18/2003 - 2:50am
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Simply re-raising for Momma Bear. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Momma Bear has been posting some really great links, very specific, mostly in the Schools section of the board which I think would make terrific additions to what is posted in this thread.
What I may do, if you don't feel like doing it Momma Bear, is simply copy your links as I find them and bring them into this thread as well. The thing that I like about the links that you are providing/posting is that they are very specific. They can probably be found somewhere in the general links that I have posted (i.e., The Lung Association) but if someone is looking for very specific information (I remember one link you had posted about nocturnal asthma), they'd just have to check that out rather than sifting through a whole website.
Perhaps that's what I'll do. As I come across them in threads, I'll post them over here as well.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 05/22/2003 - 6:35pm
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Hi,
Another good site about dealing with asthma.
[url="http://www.fightingasthma.com"]http://www.fightingasthma.com[/url]
They also have some products which I think are good for asthma people especially those living in places where smog is a common problem.

Posted on: Mon, 09/01/2003 - 7:50am
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Simply re-raising for domesticgodess. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img] Please note, some of the links may need up-dated, I'm not sure. My apologies. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 10/16/2003 - 11:55pm
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Simply re-raising for Driving Me Nutty. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Wed, 11/26/2003 - 10:47am
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Simply re-raising for abbylukesmom, although it hadn't drifted that far down the list. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 11/27/2003 - 10:55am
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i know i posted this link as a separate post but it is a really great asthma link. it is from the number one respiratory hospital in the united states
[url="http://www.nationaljewish.org"]www.nationaljewish.org[/url]

Posted on: Sat, 01/03/2004 - 3:51am
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Simply re-raising with the caution that I have not checked to see if the links are current.
Among all of the information I posted, there is one site where you can actually consult with an asthma consultant (not sure what credentials they have) via e-mail and tell them your very specific situation.
I know that I did this when Jesse was taking Ventolin, Intal, and Flovent, and what I thought was too much. In fact, it was. What I did was e-mail whoever it is that has the consultants and they work with you, via e-mail, for free, to help you sort out your child's asthma. Of course, you still have to speak with your doctor.
I went back and forth for quite some time with the consultant I was working with, and this would have been almost four years ago, but was able to take Jesse off of the Intal and really got his asthma under control.
What I found so super about this service, if you will, was that I was able to sit down and type out all of the questions and have them answered via e-mail. It wasn't like going to the doctor and forgetting to ask questions because you have children with you. It was worked out really clearly.
When Jesse was first diagnosed with asthma "officially" after two asthma attacks in Toronto, we were sent to an asthma consultant in person to speak with.
So, if anyone can possibly find which website it is that I've posted that has the actual consultant component, it would be great to know which one now. They were simply great with me.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 01/03/2004 - 11:22am
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Could it be [url="http://www.aafa.org/"]http://www.aafa.org/[/url]
this link is in the US
Love this site
Synthia

Posted on: Sat, 01/03/2004 - 11:38am
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synthia, the asthma consultant I dealt with on-line was in Canada, so one of the Canadian links I posted, but if you have asthma consultants at an American organization, that would be great as well. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I just know it was really great for me to be able to whittle away at all of my questions via e-mail.
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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Posted on: Thu, 08/19/2004 - 10:59am
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[url="http://www.ActionAdvair.com"]www.ActionAdvair.com[/url]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 05/04/2005 - 8:01am
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Simply re-raising. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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