Re: Asthma - Side effect for athlete
I have a daughter in highschool who has exercise induced asthma. For her albuterol alone does not work. She also has to have a daily control medicine and is currently using the lowest dose of Advair. She also sometimes has problems with the shakes if she overuses her rescue inhaler. We have learned that she should not use it more often than every 2 hours during a volleyball tournament lasting all day. She takes 2 puffs, one minute apart, about 15 to 20 minutes before a game and then doesn't use it again until at least 2 hours is up.
My daughter also had problems with lack of energy and our family doctor tested her vitamin D levels which were low (we live in PA), even though she was taking a multivitamin regularly. The doctor prescribed her 10,000 IU to be taken once a week and her energy levels dramatically improved after that.
So, maybe, it couldn't hurt to have your son's vitamin D levels checked as a precaution.
Last edited by MythT; 06-25-2010 at 11:21 AM.