Sunday, July 19, 2009

My Story, How I Got Asthma and How I Cured It

My name is Marbert and I have cured my asthma. I'd like to explain how I did this so that other people with asthma can end their suffering . . . without drugs and endless trips to the doctor.

I had asthma as a child. I don't know how bad it was, but I will always remember the terror of feeling like I was suffocating. I had nightmares about it. Frequently I felt weak and extremely limited in what I could do physically.

I grew up in the Piney woods of East Texas, where, as the name implies, there are lots and lots of pine trees. Additionally, I (like all other kids) drank lots of milk (which helps "build your bones and make you grow up big and strong"). My mother took me with the best of intentions to be tested for allergies, where they endlessly poked my back with needles coated with minute traces of many different substances to determine what, if anything, I was allergic to. These doctors, in a moment of stunning insight, announced that I was allergic to milk and pine trees. What genius! Even then, at age 8, I was thinking "these guys have no clue" so they pick something that is impossible to disprove. Needless to say that we didn't move away from pine trees and I didn't stop drinking milk. The ugly thing that happened next was taking "allergy shots," daily, for a year. I hated it. I hate shots to this day. And, it didn't change anything as far as I could tell.

Growing up I was regularly told that my father had asthma when he was a child and that I would outgrow it, same as he did. Sure enough, sometime during or shortly after puberty I stopped having problems, and I largely forgot about the ugliness of not being able to do the simplest of things, like being able to breath. So I stopped having asthma, but I continued to get bronchitis once or twice a year for the next 20 years.

At the age of 35 I started having difficulty breathing on a daily basis, I went to see a doctor and was diagnosed with Adult Onset Asthma. The doctor said it was serious, that people die from this and that I would be on medication for the rest of my life.

I rejected this diagnosis on two levels: 1) that it was uncurable, and 2) that it was deathly serious. I was still young (35) and otherwise in very good health, so how could I be in danger? I considered the asthmatic condition to be irritating and a relatively simple problem that needed to be solved.

About a year later I found out that a friend from college had died from Adult Onset Asthma. This got my attention, and I became very focused on trying to solve this problem. Five years later, after trying many things, I found out that drinking enough water is my cure. I have been asthma free for 4 years now.

There are many things I tried and many things I've learned in the last 9 years. The purpose of this blog is to share this knowledge and learn more from others that may have found other solutions.

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