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Old 02-23-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Singulair and Flovent

I have been on Singulair for almost 2 years. My Allergist prescribed it after I told her that I experienced some nighttime wheezing the week leading up to my allergy testing. (I had to go off my Allegra that week to get tested, so I was miserable) So since then I have taken Allegra in the morning and Singulair at night and my allergies have been fine.

Now I also have asthma and take Flovent daily. I'm wondering if the Singulair is redundant. If the Flovent controls my asthma and the Allegra controls my allergies, why the Singulair? I'm wondering if I really even needed it the first place.

I feel like I have been more anxious over the past couple of years and I'm wondering if the Singulair is behind it. I'm thinking of going a week without and seeing what happens but I don't want to cause an asthma flareup. I was prescribed it for allergies originally but now that I have asthma it makes me nervous to go off it.

Has anyone else gone off Singulair and remained just on Flovent? Any issues?

 
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Re: Singulair and Flovent

I was on both at one point. The singulair did nothing for me though so I quit it.

 
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Re: Singulair and Flovent

Yeah, I'm wondering how much it's really doing. It certainly didn't stop me from developing asthma this past year!

It's also really expensive. I think I'll talk to my Allergist about stopping it.

 
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Re: Singulair and Flovent

Cost was a factor as well for me.

 
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Re: Singulair and Flovent

I'm paying $50 a month for it!

I'm seeing a new Allergist on Wednesday to talk about allergy shots, I'll ask their opinion on it. If I can get away without it, it would be great.

 
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