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To: Graybeard58

Maybe lack of vitamin D as kids are spending more time inside and also using sunscreen when they are outside.

My daughter’s asthma escalated a ton when she was put on anti-seizure medication that strips out vitamin D.

Her twin sister has always had bad asthma, and I have it. However, my daughter with seizures had never really had a problem with it until she had been on seizure medication for a year. Of course that was also last year. She moved to a larger middle school, and we had H1N1 going around. Last year was a very tough year. It seemed like she was constantly sick. As soon as she would get off anti-biotics she would pick up another cold and it would go straight to her lungs. She spent from November-May only being well when she was on anti-biotics.

So far this year, she has not been on anti-biotics once. She’s on a lower dose of seizure medication, and we’ve upped her vitamin D supplements.


3 posted on 02/02/2011 10:36:17 AM PST by luckystarmom
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To: luckystarmom

I believe there is something to that. My son used to get one to two attacks a week during the winter. I started him on vitamin D two winters ago, and he had not had an attack since.


5 posted on 02/02/2011 10:43:35 AM PST by justsaynomore ("We the people are still in charge of this country!" - Herman Cain)
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To: luckystarmom
Maybe lack of vitamin D as kids are spending more time inside and also using sunscreen when they are outside.
Could very well be.
Vitamin D is also known as the "sunshine vitamin" and who's been preaching for decades that the sun was BAD for us?
Yeah, the gubmint.
7 posted on 02/02/2011 10:49:06 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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