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Old 09-27-2011, 05:52 PM   #1
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I started having asthma problems in the beginning of august after i cut down a hedge at my grandparents house. before that my asthma hadn't bothered me in a couple years and i was completley off my meds. no advair, singular, or inhaler needed. after i got sick i was in and out the hospital for 2 weeks. recieved 2 steriod shots and started taking symbicort(first time) and back on singular. i dont have a cough but have had shortness of breath since then and get tired easily. does anyone have any suggestions im going back to the dr. next week because i dont thing the medicine is working. plz reply

 
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Re: Asthma can't breathe...shortness of breath for 2 months

You may need a different daily med. Do you have a rescue inhaler (albuterol)? You didn't mention that.

 
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:01 PM   #3
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Re: Asthma can't breathe...shortness of breath for 2 months

It may take a couple weeks for those medications to take full effect, or you may be on too low a dose of the Symbicort. Also, it could just be a nasty fall pollen season. Does it help if you avoid outdoors? Have you tried other antihistamines?

Definitely, let the doctor know how you are feeling!

 
Old 09-30-2011, 01:02 AM   #4
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Re: Asthma can't breathe...shortness of breath for 2 months

im not sure if it helps if i avoid outdoors. i really haven't been outside for more than 20 mins tops since august but i do go to school. i just came from the dr. she changed me from symbicort to alvesco n she said maybe flovent next time i go bk n a month. but yes i have a couple rescue inhalers. albuterol in the light blue and dark blue container and albuterol with the red body. "proair". she said i should start taking pepcid or prilosec daily n that might help me breathe. i've also heard sum 1 talk about muscle relaxers but im not sure. i havent took benedryl n a couple of weeks

 
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