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Old 03-28-2013, 07:59 PM   #16
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My youngest who is 16 now, was on Albuterol daily when she was younger. Now she uses it as needed.

Recently we switched her to the Xopenex. It lessens the jitteriness. She started to get panic attacks when she used the Albuterol.

She uses the inhaler with the "Aero Chamber" when she gets a cold or when her allergies are bad otherwise it goes right to her chest and sets her up for bronchitis.
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Old 03-28-2013, 09:27 PM   #17
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I've been on Advair 500/50 since it went on the market, I think... it's been 10+ years. If I take it daily, I rarely have ANY issues. I only have real issues when I get bronchitis or pneumonia, which means I have to reach for my Albuterol and nebulizer.

It's been a great drug for me!
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DS has had asthma since he was about 4. The frequency and severity has differed over the years. It seems to be mostly allergy or upper respiratory infection induced. Exercise does not seem to trigger it unless he has a cold or allergy problems.

We really did not want to keep him on something every day if we did not have to. Plus nothing we tried seemed to work completely. As someone else mentioned, the side effects on the product inserts are scary. Right now as he lives in a small apt. with a roommate that has 2 cats (and cats are one of his triggers) he has been having more problems with it. He has been using zyrtec and Advair and says it seems to be helping this time. He also does not go anywhere without his albuterol rescue inhaler. (Don't get me started on the change of the albuterol inhalers about 5 years ago. The new ones don't work as well as the old, but I guess we are saving the ozone layer from all the asthmatics ) About 18 months ago the doctor wanted to put him on Singulair. DS had tried it in the past and it didn't work completely. And after reading the side effects we chose not to go that route.

Good luck Kitty on finding a combination that works for you. It can be very frustrating.
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Old 03-29-2013, 08:18 AM   #19
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DS has had asthma since he was about 4. The frequency and severity has differed over the years. It seems to be mostly allergy or upper respiratory infection induced. Exercise does not seem to trigger it unless he has a cold or allergy problems.

We really did not want to keep him on something every day if we did not have to. Plus nothing we tried seemed to work completely. As someone else mentioned, the side effects on the product inserts are scary. Right now as he lives in a small apt. with a roommate that has 2 cats (and cats are one of his triggers) he has been having more problems with it. He has been using zyrtec and Advair and says it seems to be helping this time. He also does not go anywhere without his albuterol rescue inhaler. (Don't get me started on the change of the albuterol inhalers about 5 years ago. The new ones don't work as well as the old, but I guess we are saving the ozone layer from all the asthmatics ) About 18 months ago the doctor wanted to put him on Singulair. DS had tried it in the past and it didn't work completely. And after reading the side effects we chose not to go that route.

Good luck Kitty on finding a combination that works for you. It can be very frustrating.
This is my DD13 too. It is fine unless she is sick or has respiratory issues that trigger the asthma. When she needs to, she takes Nasonex and has an inhaler. She runs track so I make sure she has her inhaler with her. I really hate giving daily meds if we don't have to and worry about the side effects.
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I'm sure this has been asked before but just wondering what you or a family member does to keep asthma under control. Do you take your meds seasonly or all the time?


Over the past month and a half, I have been prescribed various meds such as Advair, Spiriva, Albuterol inhaler and a breathing treatment machine for (I think) Albuterol. Not that it makes much difference but I just turned 59 so all these meds are quite new to me.
Both my DS5 and myself has asthma. Unfortunately, we have had it so long so I know our triggers and which seasons are the worse.

For my DS, I don't like putting him on a maintenance because they are steroids and I don't like the side effects of steroids on long time use.

He has a nebulizer with pulmicort and albuterol. At the first sign of a runny nose, he get the pulmicort. If a cough is present, he gets albuterol as well.

For me, I have advair and albuterol inhaler. I use the advair for the change of seasons for Spring and Fall. The albuterol is only used as my rescue inhaler.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:49 AM   #21
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I've been on Advair 500/50 since it went on the market, I think... it's been 10+ years. If I take it daily, I rarely have ANY issues. I only have real issues when I get bronchitis or pneumonia, which means I have to reach for my Albuterol and nebulizer.

It's been a great drug for me!

I wish I could say the same. Since I started this thread and these various drugs, Advair just isn't for me. I wake up in a complete fog and headaches. I took it without using anything else to make sure it was just the Advair.

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DS has had asthma since he was about 4. The frequency and severity has differed over the years. It seems to be mostly allergy or upper respiratory infection induced. Exercise does not seem to trigger it unless he has a cold or allergy problems.

We really did not want to keep him on something every day if we did not have to. Plus nothing we tried seemed to work completely. As someone else mentioned, the side effects on the product inserts are scary. Right now as he lives in a small apt. with a roommate that has 2 cats (and cats are one of his triggers) he has been having more problems with it. He has been using zyrtec and Advair and says it seems to be helping this time. He also does not go anywhere without his albuterol rescue inhaler. (Don't get me started on the change of the albuterol inhalers about 5 years ago. The new ones don't work as well as the old, but I guess we are saving the ozone layer from all the asthmatics ) About 18 months ago the doctor wanted to put him on Singulair. DS had tried it in the past and it didn't work completely. And after reading the side effects we chose not to go that route.

Good luck Kitty on finding a combination that works for you. It can be very frustrating.
Amen to that!! Right now I just use the inhaler but I might go back to Spiriva in the mornings.


My Pulmonologist (or as I call him...lung doctor) said my shortness of breath most likely has to do with my high blood pressure which we're still trying to get under control after 4 years!!!

The ONE question I forgot to ask him at my one and only appt with him was........Could my low numbers on my breathing test have been because I was in the middle of having pneumonia?? I can't believe I forgot to ask!!

Have any of you taken this breathing test more than once and the numbers got better or worse?
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I wish I could say the same. Since I started this thread and these various drugs, Advair just isn't for me. I wake up in a complete fog and headaches. I took it without using anything else to make sure it was just the Advair.



Amen to that!! Right now I just use the inhaler but I might go back to Spiriva in the mornings.


My Pulmonologist (or as I call him...lung doctor) said my shortness of breath most likely has to do with my high blood pressure which we're still trying to get under control after 4 years!!!

The ONE question I forgot to ask him at my one and only appt with him was........Could my low numbers on my breathing test have been because I was in the middle of having pneumonia?? I can't believe I forgot to ask!!

Have any of you taken this breathing test more than once and the numbers got better or worse?
All the asthma medication can just make your blood pressure worse. I would make sure you are talking to your lung doctor on a regular basis.
Have you tried a lower dose of Advair? When I'm in a maintenance phase I can do 100/50 as the 250 makes me jittery. Are you seeing another specialist about your high blood pressure? When you wake up with the headache, have you taken your blood pressure to make sure it isn't too high?

I hope you get some relief soon and feel better.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:19 PM   #23
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I usually try to just stay away from the things I know set me off, and I take no regular medications. I am amazed at all the meds everyone is taking . I consider my asthma pretty bad but I can control it with little effort usually (have been asthmatic since age 2). When I do find myself having problems I will use Pulmicort for a couple of days, along with an albuterol inhaler. I normally feel better with just a few doses and I stop taking the meds. My GP would not prescribe me Singulair (I feel like I must be the only asthmatic that hasn't tried it) because he said it was not going to help me. That makes me wonder why so many people and kids are in it, then ?
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All the asthma medication can just make your blood pressure worse. I would make sure you are talking to your lung doctor on a regular basis.
Have you tried a lower dose of Advair? When I'm in a maintenance phase I can do 100/50 as the 250 makes me jittery. Are you seeing another specialist about your high blood pressure? When you wake up with the headache, have you taken your blood pressure to make sure it isn't too high?

I hope you get some relief soon and feel better.
Thanks Tina. The Lung Doc just wanted to see me that first (consultation if you will) time. He said I can merely follow up with my family Doc who I see about blood pressure issues. I had a heart specialist when I was admitted in the hospital back in 09 but he since retired and regular Doc just took over prescibing my BP meds.

I do agree with you, tho, I've decided I really want to get the BP totally under control and then I'll try the Advair again...........this all drives me nuts!!!
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I usually try to just stay away from the things I know set me off, and I take no regular medications. I am amazed at all the meds everyone is taking . I consider my asthma pretty bad but I can control it with little effort usually (have been asthmatic since age 2). When I do find myself having problems I will use Pulmicort for a couple of days, along with an albuterol inhaler. I normally feel better with just a few doses and I stop taking the meds. My GP would not prescribe me Singulair (I feel like I must be the only asthmatic that hasn't tried it) because he said it was not going to help me. That makes me wonder why so many people and kids are in it, then ?
Singular is very commonly prescribed for asthma and allergies. My allergist was thrilled when they finally came it with a generic because it's so expensive. I tried it but it gave me headaches (I have a history of migraines).

But consider your self lucky that your so well controlled with basically no meds. I'm on 4 allergy meds and 3 asthma meds daily and I'm still not particularly well controlled.

The problem with me is that everything sets me off. I'd have to live in a bubble to avoid all triggers. We try to minimize triggers but I have to go outside...no choice....
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Could my low numbers on my breathing test have been because I was in the middle of having pneumonia?? I can't believe I forgot to ask!!

Have any of you taken this breathing test more than once and the numbers got better or worse?
I assume you mean a pulmonary function test? Although I am not a doctor, I would think that having pneumonia could certainly affect it. Did the doctor know you had pneumonia at the time, or was that something that was diagnosed later?
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I assume you mean a pulmonary function test? Although I am not a doctor, I would think that having pneumonia could certainly affect it. Did the doctor know you had pneumonia at the time, or was that something that was diagnosed later?
Yes it was that test. Is it also just called a PFT test?


The Lung Doc was seeing me because I had complained of having shortness of breath (for about a year) to my reg doctor during one of my "pneumonia" visits in mid Feb.

By the time I got in to see the Lung doctor 6 weeks later, I was feeling tons better and so we just focused on the shortness of breath I had been having and the low numbers on that PFT test. It wasn't until I got home that it dawned on me that I don't think he was aware of me having pneumonia at the time of the test.
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Yes it was that test. Is it also just called a PFT test?


The Lung Doc was seeing me because I had complained of having shortness of breath (for about a year) to my reg doctor during one of my "pneumonia" visits in mid Feb.

By the time I got in to see the Lung doctor 6 weeks later, I was feeling tons better and so we just focused on the shortness of breath I had been having and the low numbers on that PFT test. It wasn't until I got home that it dawned on me that I don't think he was aware of me having pneumonia at the time of the test.
If you are having shortness of breath and your blood pressure problems, I would think you are having heart problems and not asthma problems. Maybe you should go see a specialist that can do some testing and make sure all is good or good as can be.
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