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Old 04-21-2008, 11:08 AM   #1
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Just an update [formerly Charlottie on here]

I was formerly Charlottie on here [don't ask, my mistake]. I went to the asthma nurse today.
I did a peak flow test and my reading was above what it should be!! [510 and it should be 420] I explained that I felt fine and I only get symptoms around exercise and colds. She told me it could be exercise-induced asthma. She told me to keep my blue inhaler with me and just use it when I need to [ie. when going up 4 flights of stairs to class!] She also prescribed me a peak-flow meter and told me to note down my reading every day and night for a month as well as write down how many times I use the inhaler. I have an appointment next month to see her again, I think she might do an exercise test then too.

The only problem is when I took the inhaler it seemed like it hit my tongue and didn't go down my airways, how do I stop this from happening?

 
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Old 04-21-2008, 12:59 PM   #2
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Re: Just an update [formerly Charlottie on here]

You have to learn the trick to holding it out from your mouth. Be sure to do it in front of a mirror until you get the knack of it. I'm assuming here that she didn't give oyu a spacer...don't see them much anymore anyway.

And if you do have EIA, try medicating 15-20 minutes BEFORE you jog, whatever. That should keep you from getting out of breath.

 
Old 04-21-2008, 01:05 PM   #3
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Re: Just an update [formerly Charlottie on here]

Okay thanks.

The nurse just told me to use it afterwards when I get out of breath and tight chested. Since it's things like walking up stairs that cause it I can't really medicate before I do that because I walk up them several times a day at college.

 
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