• Asthma ~ improved or worsened or unchanged after NHL?

    Asked by MarciaLynn on Monday, August 20, 2018

    Asthma ~ improved or worsened or unchanged after NHL?

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    • Songwriter's Avatar

      If you took retuxin that can cause lung problems....

      8 months ago
    • MarciaLynn's Avatar

      This might clarify my question about asthma:

      I was diagnosed with asthma 6 years ago, was hospitalized 6 days for asthma exacerbation 2 years ago, and used both maintenance inhalers, emergency inhalers, and Singulair daily. After I began chemo, during the last medicine in my chemo mix, my nose always got stuffy and stayed stuffy for 2-3 days.

      Now, about the asthma. All my previous asthma symptoms are gone, have been totally gone since soon after my last Chemo treatment in Dec. 2017. I haven't used any inhalers since then, and quit taking Singulair, and have not wheezed at all. Before, when I was diagnosed with asthma, even mild exertion made my lungs burn. (8/20/18)

      8 months ago
    • ariez's Avatar

      I also have DLBCL. Chemo caused my asthma problems giving me a lung fungus. I needed to use Ventolin as an emergency inhaler and started on Dulera as a maintenance inhaler. I haven't needed the inhalers after antibiotics cleared my lungs but used them occasionally when I start to wheeze.

      8 months ago
    • aracooper's Avatar

      In 2010 I too was treated for NHL. Although I didn’t suffer from asthma I was one of those who seemed to be sick all the time prior to my cancer diagnosis. If someone had the flu, I caught it too...If bronchitis was going around the office rest assured a few days later I would get it too. I also suffered from terrible migraine headaches from the time I was 17 years old. After I finished RCHOP it was like I was super human. For the first 5 years after chemo I did not catch a cold or flu bug...not once! Not so much as a sniffle. My migraine headaches have completely gone away! It has been 8 years now and I did get sick last year for a few days. My oncologist explained that my immune system, now healthy again is like little super hero’s. I know it probably won’t last forever but I am grateful for it and to help it along I try to eat right, exercise and get plenty of rest. On the other hand If you read some of my other post I am also one of the rare percentage of people who have suffered some not so good long term side effects from RCHOP too...some that have made my life pretty difficult. I guess you have to take the bad with the good.

      8 months ago

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