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LadyVenture

448d

hey so my astma has been getting worse. currently on a rescue Albuterol inhaler but nothing else. have had to go to the ER twice to get a nebulizer treatment done in the last 3 months. I'm seeing my Dr about it at the end of the month but would like to ask here to have an idea of a solution possibly.

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    • sleepyk12

      367d

      Definitely go to a pulmonologist. Sounds like you need some kind of preventative medication to help with the frequency of asthma attacks. Getting an at home nebulizer has also been a lifesaver. No longer needing to go to the ER for those is great.

    • sleepyk12

      367d

      Definitely go to a pulmonologist. Sounds like you need some kind of preventative medication to help with the frequency of asthma attacks. Getting an at home nebulizer has also been a lifesaver. No longer needing to go to the ER for those is great.

    • totalkiwi

      435d

      I would suggest a portable nebulizer at home and liquid albuterol solution for that, so when you're having an asthma attack at home, you always have one handy. When I was very little my insurance paid for my nebulizer and it still works to this day, and I just turned 22! I also used Dulera on top of my regular albuterol twice a day (one dose in the morning and one at night), and it helped me dramatically. Take care and good luck!!

    • KikiMeow

      435d

      Yes, I recommend getting a nebulizer for yourself. I had been to the ER at least 5 times in the last year for the exact same thing and finally I found a doctor that sent me home with one and I haven't been back to the ER since.

    • BeachNut

      444d

      Ugh...so sorry for you. 🥴 Sounds like you may benefit from daily maintenance / preventative. 🤔 I am on both a preventative and daily maintenance...I rarely use a rescue. 🥰

    • Coffee_hound

      447d

      Albuterol rescue is just that, for rescue. Sounds like you may need something for maintenance like Flo Vent etc.

    • Bludesign4

      447d

      Sorry to hear that!! My dr. Put me on singulair and it helps...one pill before bed every night helps keep my airways open 24 hours

    • Jenniferee

      447d

      That happened to me too, I ended up going to emergency room because my nebulizer machine wasn’t working. My pulmonologist ended up having to put me on daily corticosteroid to control it since it had became more severe. Once you start taking it you’ll fee much better. You won’t barely ever use your inhaler anymore. But again I would make an appointment as soon as you can with your pulmonologist.

    • tommmy

      448d

      Are you on a daily inhaler? If not you might want to look into that if your asthma is getting worse.

    • jojo_rox

      448d

      I have a portable nebulizer I bought off Amazon and they are much cheaper than ones you get from doctor so there’s that.. I’ve also been prescribed a inhaled steroid that I start to take whenever I get bad.. typically when the seasons change.. good luck! I know that’s no fun :(

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