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Zara
03-22-2009, 10:46 PM
Hey everyone,

so ive been reading old posts on GSH ever since i saw the new health articles on the forum about white blood cells caushing lung damage

i just wanted to know that is Theranaturals GSH the only type of GSh available to inhale, because if i read correctly there is another form which is liposomal GSH (is it to inhale)...i think?

any help appreciated!

and by the way, my doctor has given me permission to start it after i gave him those articles to read!! just incase anyone thinks im using it without my docs approval (i would never do that)

And thank you nightwriter for all the info in my lasts posts where you have written about how to lok after youself and control allergies, i have also gone green now and stopped using bleach and have also started steam cleaning my carpets and covering my pillows to portect from dusmites and i have to say my inflammation has gone down soo much!! and by doig this my FEv1 went up about 10% in clinic, i know it was from this because these thing were the only ones i did differently, ii think mostly by stopping using bleach it contributed to my better lung function, so thank you!!!

Zara
03-22-2009, 10:46 PM
Hey everyone,

so ive been reading old posts on GSH ever since i saw the new health articles on the forum about white blood cells caushing lung damage

i just wanted to know that is Theranaturals GSH the only type of GSh available to inhale, because if i read correctly there is another form which is liposomal GSH (is it to inhale)...i think?

any help appreciated!

and by the way, my doctor has given me permission to start it after i gave him those articles to read!! just incase anyone thinks im using it without my docs approval (i would never do that)

And thank you nightwriter for all the info in my lasts posts where you have written about how to lok after youself and control allergies, i have also gone green now and stopped using bleach and have also started steam cleaning my carpets and covering my pillows to portect from dusmites and i have to say my inflammation has gone down soo much!! and by doig this my FEv1 went up about 10% in clinic, i know it was from this because these thing were the only ones i did differently, ii think mostly by stopping using bleach it contributed to my better lung function, so thank you!!!

Zara
03-22-2009, 10:46 PM
Hey everyone,

so ive been reading old posts on GSH ever since i saw the new health articles on the forum about white blood cells caushing lung damage

i just wanted to know that is Theranaturals GSH the only type of GSh available to inhale, because if i read correctly there is another form which is liposomal GSH (is it to inhale)...i think?

any help appreciated!

and by the way, my doctor has given me permission to start it after i gave him those articles to read!! just incase anyone thinks im using it without my docs approval (i would never do that)

And thank you nightwriter for all the info in my lasts posts where you have written about how to lok after youself and control allergies, i have also gone green now and stopped using bleach and have also started steam cleaning my carpets and covering my pillows to portect from dusmites and i have to say my inflammation has gone down soo much!! and by doig this my FEv1 went up about 10% in clinic, i know it was from this because these thing were the only ones i did differently, ii think mostly by stopping using bleach it contributed to my better lung function, so thank you!!!

Zara
03-22-2009, 10:46 PM
Hey everyone,

so ive been reading old posts on GSH ever since i saw the new health articles on the forum about white blood cells caushing lung damage

i just wanted to know that is Theranaturals GSH the only type of GSh available to inhale, because if i read correctly there is another form which is liposomal GSH (is it to inhale)...i think?

any help appreciated!

and by the way, my doctor has given me permission to start it after i gave him those articles to read!! just incase anyone thinks im using it without my docs approval (i would never do that)

And thank you nightwriter for all the info in my lasts posts where you have written about how to lok after youself and control allergies, i have also gone green now and stopped using bleach and have also started steam cleaning my carpets and covering my pillows to portect from dusmites and i have to say my inflammation has gone down soo much!! and by doig this my FEv1 went up about 10% in clinic, i know it was from this because these thing were the only ones i did differently, ii think mostly by stopping using bleach it contributed to my better lung function, so thank you!!!

Zara
03-22-2009, 10:46 PM
Hey everyone,
<br />
<br />so ive been reading old posts on GSH ever since i saw the new health articles on the forum about white blood cells caushing lung damage
<br />
<br />i just wanted to know that is Theranaturals GSH the only type of GSh available to inhale, because if i read correctly there is another form which is liposomal GSH (is it to inhale)...i think?
<br />
<br />any help appreciated!
<br />
<br />and by the way, my doctor has given me permission to start it after i gave him those articles to read!! just incase anyone thinks im using it without my docs approval (i would never do that)
<br />
<br />And thank you nightwriter for all the info in my lasts posts where you have written about how to lok after youself and control allergies, i have also gone green now and stopped using bleach and have also started steam cleaning my carpets and covering my pillows to portect from dusmites and i have to say my inflammation has gone down soo much!! and by doig this my FEv1 went up about 10% in clinic, i know it was from this because these thing were the only ones i did differently, ii think mostly by stopping using bleach it contributed to my better lung function, so thank you!!!
<br />

Nightwriter
03-22-2009, 11:41 PM
Zara, I am thrilled for you! 10%!!! What you breathe DOES matter. Maybe we should make it our mantra. Years ago, I was also skeptical. My doctor would tell me to do something and I would say, "But that doesn't bother me." And she would say, "you can't tell. Stop it and we'll see how your PFT's are next year." And when they started going up, I thought, "Wow. Maybe all these things do affect me."

The last two things that I have done is put a chlorine filter in my shower head and I air out my newspaper before reading -- and sometimes read the next day. This was a hard one because I LOVE reading my newspaper first thing in the morning. There is documentation for newspaper print asthma. My FEV1 went up a bit in the last year to the highest it's been since the 90's. I think I'm pretty much topped out, although theoretically my asthma is still not completely controlled -- so there may be a bit of improvement left. I also think exercise is another big contributor to the increase.

I don't have a blog, but if you want more ideas, use the advanced search, although after awhile, I probably say the same thing over and over, anyway. lol.

Thank you for the acknowledgement. When I hear that other people are having results, I can't wait to go back and tell my doctor -- she is the one that is teaching me and telling me I must share my experience with all of you. And like you said all must be with YOUR own doctor's approval.

I am really smiling!

Nightwriter
03-22-2009, 11:41 PM
Zara, I am thrilled for you! 10%!!! What you breathe DOES matter. Maybe we should make it our mantra. Years ago, I was also skeptical. My doctor would tell me to do something and I would say, "But that doesn't bother me." And she would say, "you can't tell. Stop it and we'll see how your PFT's are next year." And when they started going up, I thought, "Wow. Maybe all these things do affect me."

The last two things that I have done is put a chlorine filter in my shower head and I air out my newspaper before reading -- and sometimes read the next day. This was a hard one because I LOVE reading my newspaper first thing in the morning. There is documentation for newspaper print asthma. My FEV1 went up a bit in the last year to the highest it's been since the 90's. I think I'm pretty much topped out, although theoretically my asthma is still not completely controlled -- so there may be a bit of improvement left. I also think exercise is another big contributor to the increase.

I don't have a blog, but if you want more ideas, use the advanced search, although after awhile, I probably say the same thing over and over, anyway. lol.

Thank you for the acknowledgement. When I hear that other people are having results, I can't wait to go back and tell my doctor -- she is the one that is teaching me and telling me I must share my experience with all of you. And like you said all must be with YOUR own doctor's approval.

I am really smiling!

Nightwriter
03-22-2009, 11:41 PM
Zara, I am thrilled for you! 10%!!! What you breathe DOES matter. Maybe we should make it our mantra. Years ago, I was also skeptical. My doctor would tell me to do something and I would say, "But that doesn't bother me." And she would say, "you can't tell. Stop it and we'll see how your PFT's are next year." And when they started going up, I thought, "Wow. Maybe all these things do affect me."

The last two things that I have done is put a chlorine filter in my shower head and I air out my newspaper before reading -- and sometimes read the next day. This was a hard one because I LOVE reading my newspaper first thing in the morning. There is documentation for newspaper print asthma. My FEV1 went up a bit in the last year to the highest it's been since the 90's. I think I'm pretty much topped out, although theoretically my asthma is still not completely controlled -- so there may be a bit of improvement left. I also think exercise is another big contributor to the increase.

I don't have a blog, but if you want more ideas, use the advanced search, although after awhile, I probably say the same thing over and over, anyway. lol.

Thank you for the acknowledgement. When I hear that other people are having results, I can't wait to go back and tell my doctor -- she is the one that is teaching me and telling me I must share my experience with all of you. And like you said all must be with YOUR own doctor's approval.

I am really smiling!

Nightwriter
03-22-2009, 11:41 PM
Zara, I am thrilled for you! 10%!!! What you breathe DOES matter. Maybe we should make it our mantra. Years ago, I was also skeptical. My doctor would tell me to do something and I would say, "But that doesn't bother me." And she would say, "you can't tell. Stop it and we'll see how your PFT's are next year." And when they started going up, I thought, "Wow. Maybe all these things do affect me."

The last two things that I have done is put a chlorine filter in my shower head and I air out my newspaper before reading -- and sometimes read the next day. This was a hard one because I LOVE reading my newspaper first thing in the morning. There is documentation for newspaper print asthma. My FEV1 went up a bit in the last year to the highest it's been since the 90's. I think I'm pretty much topped out, although theoretically my asthma is still not completely controlled -- so there may be a bit of improvement left. I also think exercise is another big contributor to the increase.

I don't have a blog, but if you want more ideas, use the advanced search, although after awhile, I probably say the same thing over and over, anyway. lol.

Thank you for the acknowledgement. When I hear that other people are having results, I can't wait to go back and tell my doctor -- she is the one that is teaching me and telling me I must share my experience with all of you. And like you said all must be with YOUR own doctor's approval.

I am really smiling!

Nightwriter
03-22-2009, 11:41 PM
Zara, I am thrilled for you! 10%!!! What you breathe DOES matter. Maybe we should make it our mantra. Years ago, I was also skeptical. My doctor would tell me to do something and I would say, "But that doesn't bother me." And she would say, "you can't tell. Stop it and we'll see how your PFT's are next year." And when they started going up, I thought, "Wow. Maybe all these things do affect me."
<br />
<br />The last two things that I have done is put a chlorine filter in my shower head and I air out my newspaper before reading -- and sometimes read the next day. This was a hard one because I LOVE reading my newspaper first thing in the morning. There is documentation for newspaper print asthma. My FEV1 went up a bit in the last year to the highest it's been since the 90's. I think I'm pretty much topped out, although theoretically my asthma is still not completely controlled -- so there may be a bit of improvement left. I also think exercise is another big contributor to the increase.
<br />
<br />I don't have a blog, but if you want more ideas, use the advanced search, although after awhile, I probably say the same thing over and over, anyway. lol.
<br />
<br />Thank you for the acknowledgement. When I hear that other people are having results, I can't wait to go back and tell my doctor -- she is the one that is teaching me and telling me I must share my experience with all of you. And like you said all must be with YOUR own doctor's approval.
<br />
<br />I am really smiling!

Zara
03-23-2009, 12:01 AM
Yep a whole 10%, even though its not much its still a lot considering i only made a few minor changes thanks to you!

Now im thinking of getting a new vaccum because the one i have does actually splatter dust, soo im thinking of getting the ones you mentioned in the previous post, because right now all i do is cover my face with a scarf everytime i vaccum so that it dont breath any dirt in

and you mentioned face masks when you go out isnt it, do you have suggestions about where i can get them from, so for next winter i can be prepared for those horrible windy days!

and i never knew that about newspapers contributing to asthma, i guess i will have to start airing mine out too before reading it (and strangely i seem to love the smell of new newspapers how weird am i!)

Thank you for the information!!

Zara
03-23-2009, 12:01 AM
Yep a whole 10%, even though its not much its still a lot considering i only made a few minor changes thanks to you!

Now im thinking of getting a new vaccum because the one i have does actually splatter dust, soo im thinking of getting the ones you mentioned in the previous post, because right now all i do is cover my face with a scarf everytime i vaccum so that it dont breath any dirt in

and you mentioned face masks when you go out isnt it, do you have suggestions about where i can get them from, so for next winter i can be prepared for those horrible windy days!

and i never knew that about newspapers contributing to asthma, i guess i will have to start airing mine out too before reading it (and strangely i seem to love the smell of new newspapers how weird am i!)

Thank you for the information!!

Zara
03-23-2009, 12:01 AM
Yep a whole 10%, even though its not much its still a lot considering i only made a few minor changes thanks to you!

Now im thinking of getting a new vaccum because the one i have does actually splatter dust, soo im thinking of getting the ones you mentioned in the previous post, because right now all i do is cover my face with a scarf everytime i vaccum so that it dont breath any dirt in

and you mentioned face masks when you go out isnt it, do you have suggestions about where i can get them from, so for next winter i can be prepared for those horrible windy days!

and i never knew that about newspapers contributing to asthma, i guess i will have to start airing mine out too before reading it (and strangely i seem to love the smell of new newspapers how weird am i!)

Thank you for the information!!

Zara
03-23-2009, 12:01 AM
Yep a whole 10%, even though its not much its still a lot considering i only made a few minor changes thanks to you!

Now im thinking of getting a new vaccum because the one i have does actually splatter dust, soo im thinking of getting the ones you mentioned in the previous post, because right now all i do is cover my face with a scarf everytime i vaccum so that it dont breath any dirt in

and you mentioned face masks when you go out isnt it, do you have suggestions about where i can get them from, so for next winter i can be prepared for those horrible windy days!

and i never knew that about newspapers contributing to asthma, i guess i will have to start airing mine out too before reading it (and strangely i seem to love the smell of new newspapers how weird am i!)

Thank you for the information!!

Zara
03-23-2009, 12:01 AM
Yep a whole 10%, even though its not much its still a lot considering i only made a few minor changes thanks to you!
<br />
<br />Now im thinking of getting a new vaccum because the one i have does actually splatter dust, soo im thinking of getting the ones you mentioned in the previous post, because right now all i do is cover my face with a scarf everytime i vaccum so that it dont breath any dirt in
<br />
<br />and you mentioned face masks when you go out isnt it, do you have suggestions about where i can get them from, so for next winter i can be prepared for those horrible windy days!
<br />
<br />and i never knew that about newspapers contributing to asthma, i guess i will have to start airing mine out too before reading it (and strangely i seem to love the smell of new newspapers how weird am i!)
<br />
<br />Thank you for the information!!

Zara
03-23-2009, 12:08 AM
and YES you should have a blog it will help people greatfully, especially people like us who suffer fromt he asthma component of CF, they will fnd great relief and find out new information everyday from you, just liek today what i found out about newspapers <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

Hehe i would definitely read your blog

Zara
03-23-2009, 12:08 AM
and YES you should have a blog it will help people greatfully, especially people like us who suffer fromt he asthma component of CF, they will fnd great relief and find out new information everyday from you, just liek today what i found out about newspapers <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

Hehe i would definitely read your blog

Zara
03-23-2009, 12:08 AM
and YES you should have a blog it will help people greatfully, especially people like us who suffer fromt he asthma component of CF, they will fnd great relief and find out new information everyday from you, just liek today what i found out about newspapers <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

Hehe i would definitely read your blog

Zara
03-23-2009, 12:08 AM
and YES you should have a blog it will help people greatfully, especially people like us who suffer fromt he asthma component of CF, they will fnd great relief and find out new information everyday from you, just liek today what i found out about newspapers <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">

Hehe i would definitely read your blog

Zara
03-23-2009, 12:08 AM
and YES you should have a blog it will help people greatfully, especially people like us who suffer fromt he asthma component of CF, they will fnd great relief and find out new information everyday from you, just liek today what i found out about newspapers <img src="i/expressions/face-icon-small-happy.gif" border="0">
<br />
<br />Hehe i would definitely read your blog

SarahJean1976
03-23-2009, 01:15 PM
As I am reading this, I am thinking... "Why doesn't Nightwriter have a blog?" Followed by "I wish Nightwriter had a blog..." ((hint, hint))
I am REALLY curious about what Zara is talking about... now I am off to go find this post you wrote... that IF you had a blog I could just go find!!! LOL!!!
Have a great week!!!
Sarah

SarahJean1976
03-23-2009, 01:15 PM
As I am reading this, I am thinking... "Why doesn't Nightwriter have a blog?" Followed by "I wish Nightwriter had a blog..." ((hint, hint))
I am REALLY curious about what Zara is talking about... now I am off to go find this post you wrote... that IF you had a blog I could just go find!!! LOL!!!
Have a great week!!!
Sarah

SarahJean1976
03-23-2009, 01:15 PM
As I am reading this, I am thinking... "Why doesn't Nightwriter have a blog?" Followed by "I wish Nightwriter had a blog..." ((hint, hint))
I am REALLY curious about what Zara is talking about... now I am off to go find this post you wrote... that IF you had a blog I could just go find!!! LOL!!!
Have a great week!!!
Sarah

SarahJean1976
03-23-2009, 01:15 PM
As I am reading this, I am thinking... "Why doesn't Nightwriter have a blog?" Followed by "I wish Nightwriter had a blog..." ((hint, hint))
I am REALLY curious about what Zara is talking about... now I am off to go find this post you wrote... that IF you had a blog I could just go find!!! LOL!!!
Have a great week!!!
Sarah

SarahJean1976
03-23-2009, 01:15 PM
As I am reading this, I am thinking... "Why doesn't Nightwriter have a blog?" Followed by "I wish Nightwriter had a blog..." ((hint, hint))
<br />I am REALLY curious about what Zara is talking about... now I am off to go find this post you wrote... that IF you had a blog I could just go find!!! LOL!!!
<br />Have a great week!!!
<br />Sarah

Nightwriter
03-24-2009, 04:26 AM
Zara and Sarah (sounds like a comedy team),

I'm so glad to hear that you think my posts are helpful. Why don't I do a blog? I don't know. Maybe it seems like too much work. Which makes no sense, since it takes me so long to write some posts here. Could be because I'm not that computer literate? Maybe someday.

I also have to use the search here to find my own posts too. I think one of the things I like best about posting is the interaction that everyone has with each other. Lately it seems like more and more people are making lifestyle changes and are seeing improvements in FEV1's just like Zara. I am happy to see, like Zara, other people are also discussing things such as inflammation with their doctors, as well as bringing them articles to open dialogues. It seems essential to have your doctors on board. And I'm happy to hear many peoples' doctors are listening to them. When suddenly an FEV1 shoots up out of nowhere, they have to pay attention.

About the face masks: I like the 3M Paint and Odor respirator. #8247 I found a box of 10 at Home Depot for about $20.00. You can also buy them individually in home improvement stores. It says carbon filter on the box. I always carry a mask with me in my pocket. Last June, I carried it through England and did not get sick -- a first for a big trip. I change them about once a month.

I use the masks for a lot of different purposes. If I'm out and a truck or a bus goes by, I cover my face. One time, I had gone to an air show (not a good idea for CF'ers anyway), and I was waiting for a shuttle bus. As I stood on line waiting to board, all the buses started up their engines -- and the next day I coughed up blood. If I go into say, a shoe store or anywhere where there is a strong fragrance -- I use it. I feel stupid, but I get tired of being sick.

I'll give you a tip for the day. In case you missed this one. When you are in the car, keep your windows up and the fan (AC or heat) on recycle air. You don't want to breathe in car exhaust from other cars.

Nightwriter
03-24-2009, 04:26 AM
Zara and Sarah (sounds like a comedy team),

I'm so glad to hear that you think my posts are helpful. Why don't I do a blog? I don't know. Maybe it seems like too much work. Which makes no sense, since it takes me so long to write some posts here. Could be because I'm not that computer literate? Maybe someday.

I also have to use the search here to find my own posts too. I think one of the things I like best about posting is the interaction that everyone has with each other. Lately it seems like more and more people are making lifestyle changes and are seeing improvements in FEV1's just like Zara. I am happy to see, like Zara, other people are also discussing things such as inflammation with their doctors, as well as bringing them articles to open dialogues. It seems essential to have your doctors on board. And I'm happy to hear many peoples' doctors are listening to them. When suddenly an FEV1 shoots up out of nowhere, they have to pay attention.

About the face masks: I like the 3M Paint and Odor respirator. #8247 I found a box of 10 at Home Depot for about $20.00. You can also buy them individually in home improvement stores. It says carbon filter on the box. I always carry a mask with me in my pocket. Last June, I carried it through England and did not get sick -- a first for a big trip. I change them about once a month.

I use the masks for a lot of different purposes. If I'm out and a truck or a bus goes by, I cover my face. One time, I had gone to an air show (not a good idea for CF'ers anyway), and I was waiting for a shuttle bus. As I stood on line waiting to board, all the buses started up their engines -- and the next day I coughed up blood. If I go into say, a shoe store or anywhere where there is a strong fragrance -- I use it. I feel stupid, but I get tired of being sick.

I'll give you a tip for the day. In case you missed this one. When you are in the car, keep your windows up and the fan (AC or heat) on recycle air. You don't want to breathe in car exhaust from other cars.

Nightwriter
03-24-2009, 04:26 AM
Zara and Sarah (sounds like a comedy team),

I'm so glad to hear that you think my posts are helpful. Why don't I do a blog? I don't know. Maybe it seems like too much work. Which makes no sense, since it takes me so long to write some posts here. Could be because I'm not that computer literate? Maybe someday.

I also have to use the search here to find my own posts too. I think one of the things I like best about posting is the interaction that everyone has with each other. Lately it seems like more and more people are making lifestyle changes and are seeing improvements in FEV1's just like Zara. I am happy to see, like Zara, other people are also discussing things such as inflammation with their doctors, as well as bringing them articles to open dialogues. It seems essential to have your doctors on board. And I'm happy to hear many peoples' doctors are listening to them. When suddenly an FEV1 shoots up out of nowhere, they have to pay attention.

About the face masks: I like the 3M Paint and Odor respirator. #8247 I found a box of 10 at Home Depot for about $20.00. You can also buy them individually in home improvement stores. It says carbon filter on the box. I always carry a mask with me in my pocket. Last June, I carried it through England and did not get sick -- a first for a big trip. I change them about once a month.

I use the masks for a lot of different purposes. If I'm out and a truck or a bus goes by, I cover my face. One time, I had gone to an air show (not a good idea for CF'ers anyway), and I was waiting for a shuttle bus. As I stood on line waiting to board, all the buses started up their engines -- and the next day I coughed up blood. If I go into say, a shoe store or anywhere where there is a strong fragrance -- I use it. I feel stupid, but I get tired of being sick.

I'll give you a tip for the day. In case you missed this one. When you are in the car, keep your windows up and the fan (AC or heat) on recycle air. You don't want to breathe in car exhaust from other cars.

Nightwriter
03-24-2009, 04:26 AM
Zara and Sarah (sounds like a comedy team),

I'm so glad to hear that you think my posts are helpful. Why don't I do a blog? I don't know. Maybe it seems like too much work. Which makes no sense, since it takes me so long to write some posts here. Could be because I'm not that computer literate? Maybe someday.

I also have to use the search here to find my own posts too. I think one of the things I like best about posting is the interaction that everyone has with each other. Lately it seems like more and more people are making lifestyle changes and are seeing improvements in FEV1's just like Zara. I am happy to see, like Zara, other people are also discussing things such as inflammation with their doctors, as well as bringing them articles to open dialogues. It seems essential to have your doctors on board. And I'm happy to hear many peoples' doctors are listening to them. When suddenly an FEV1 shoots up out of nowhere, they have to pay attention.

About the face masks: I like the 3M Paint and Odor respirator. #8247 I found a box of 10 at Home Depot for about $20.00. You can also buy them individually in home improvement stores. It says carbon filter on the box. I always carry a mask with me in my pocket. Last June, I carried it through England and did not get sick -- a first for a big trip. I change them about once a month.

I use the masks for a lot of different purposes. If I'm out and a truck or a bus goes by, I cover my face. One time, I had gone to an air show (not a good idea for CF'ers anyway), and I was waiting for a shuttle bus. As I stood on line waiting to board, all the buses started up their engines -- and the next day I coughed up blood. If I go into say, a shoe store or anywhere where there is a strong fragrance -- I use it. I feel stupid, but I get tired of being sick.

I'll give you a tip for the day. In case you missed this one. When you are in the car, keep your windows up and the fan (AC or heat) on recycle air. You don't want to breathe in car exhaust from other cars.

Nightwriter
03-24-2009, 04:26 AM
Zara and Sarah (sounds like a comedy team),
<br />
<br />I'm so glad to hear that you think my posts are helpful. Why don't I do a blog? I don't know. Maybe it seems like too much work. Which makes no sense, since it takes me so long to write some posts here. Could be because I'm not that computer literate? Maybe someday.
<br />
<br />I also have to use the search here to find my own posts too. I think one of the things I like best about posting is the interaction that everyone has with each other. Lately it seems like more and more people are making lifestyle changes and are seeing improvements in FEV1's just like Zara. I am happy to see, like Zara, other people are also discussing things such as inflammation with their doctors, as well as bringing them articles to open dialogues. It seems essential to have your doctors on board. And I'm happy to hear many peoples' doctors are listening to them. When suddenly an FEV1 shoots up out of nowhere, they have to pay attention.
<br />
<br />About the face masks: I like the 3M Paint and Odor respirator. #8247 I found a box of 10 at Home Depot for about $20.00. You can also buy them individually in home improvement stores. It says carbon filter on the box. I always carry a mask with me in my pocket. Last June, I carried it through England and did not get sick -- a first for a big trip. I change them about once a month.
<br />
<br />I use the masks for a lot of different purposes. If I'm out and a truck or a bus goes by, I cover my face. One time, I had gone to an air show (not a good idea for CF'ers anyway), and I was waiting for a shuttle bus. As I stood on line waiting to board, all the buses started up their engines -- and the next day I coughed up blood. If I go into say, a shoe store or anywhere where there is a strong fragrance -- I use it. I feel stupid, but I get tired of being sick.
<br />
<br />I'll give you a tip for the day. In case you missed this one. When you are in the car, keep your windows up and the fan (AC or heat) on recycle air. You don't want to breathe in car exhaust from other cars.
<br />
<br />