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With John's Asthma Cured, He Is Running Half-Marathons

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John always thought of himself as a healthy guy, but one summer he came down with a wicked respiratory infection that he just couldn't shake. Even after his sinuses cleared, he was left with wheezing and shortness of breath. The doctor he saw was David Hahn, MD, who diagnosed him with infectious asthma.

When John's symptoms persisted despite using an inhaler, he volunteered for the AZMATICS study testing the antibiotic azithromycin for this post-infection asthma. After several months of once-weekly antibiotic, John recovered his health. He no longer needed his inhaler, and he could even cuddle his cat without it triggering asthma symptoms.

John is now running half-marathons without any shortness of breath. If you would like to learn more about John's story, you may be interested in this article from the Wisconsin State Journal

If his story has resonance for you and you would like to learn more about the regimen that helped John and the study he participated in, we offer Dr. David Hahn's book, A Cure for Asthma? What Your Doctor Isn't Telling You--and Why from People's Pharmacy Press. You may also be interested in our one-hour radio show on Asthma and Infection.

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wow he is lucky. Every time I had an asthma attack it took me months to get well my old doctor refused to give me antibiotics until I started to get pneumonia and chronic bronchitis, then he finally started with the antibiotics, and I improved my health. Now, doctors prescribed antibiotics to many people with asthma because many times people get infections after the attacks. I am glad that things are improving for us.

Acute and Chronic sinusitis can lead to asthma attacks. My daughter had acute and chronic sinus infections twice a year leading to antibiotics for 3 3-week courses of Augmentin, Biaxin, Clindamycin, without any sustained relief. After 13 years of six months of antibiotics, she developed yeast in her esophagus as well as gastric reflux, esophageal erosion, due to the antibiotics and steriod inhalers.

Her attacks would be due to every sinus or respiratory infection or exercised induced during marching band or cross country. After years of allergy testing, we finally found out that she was allergic to two molds which come out in the fall and spring. These were the triggers for the sinus infections and the asthma.

I only get attacks when exposed to harsh chemicals like cleaning products or when the post nasal drip starts for respiratory infections.

My older daughter had asthma attacks mostly with exercise but also with respiratory infections. It is very hard to beat this problem. The allergy doctor finally said since the antibiotics weren't work to use a sinus rinse frequently. That worked as well as most other treatments for sinus problems

I hope you folks taking these antibiotics are also taking Probiotics at times away from the antibiotic itself.

ALL antibiotics kill gut bacteria, both good and bad. Some of those are essential for our healthy gut to return.

It is too bad that the doctors forget to remind clients to take them. I had surgery on March and after that, I had many stomach/gut problems. Now I am getting better thanks to acupuncture and taking free-lactose probiotics.

We used 4 x 6 billion dosages for a long time, as well as yogurt and acidophilus milk. Didn't help the yeast problems though.

Would azithromycin be helpful for COPD?

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