Hey guys, I thought I'd give you an update on how I'm doing.
I've been using my Xopenex (rescue inhaler) a lot less (probably once every other day rather than 2-3 times every day), and it is steadily decreasing. I'm assuming this is because the Flovent has been doing its job. I'm also coughing a lot less. Even my sister (who I share a room with) has noticed!
I'm so glad to finally have an answer and treatment! I can now breathe easy! Pun intended.
The following user gives a hug of support to missyou009: MountainReader (01-14-2013)
Continue with the medication even if you are feeling better, (which is good news).
As an Asthmatic of over forty years, I have used my medication daily and have No trouble with my breathing,
I wish you well,
We'll see how I'm doing in a week or two though since I'm going back to school which means doing a lot more walking out in the cold...and cold air is a major trigger for me!
Fortunately, the practice that I have at home has multiple branches, and one is in the same city I go to school in, only about 10-15 minutes away, so if I have any problems, I can always get an appointment and go easily.
Ugh...with the weather changing constantly, I've been having more trouble breathing and my cough is returning Maybe I need to up my dose of the Flovent?
How many puffs and how many times per day do you use your "Flovent" Inhaler.
I am on Ventolin and Seretide and today I have woke up with a nasty cold which affects my breathing.
I use one puff twice per day of my Seretide (Preventative) Inhaler but while I have this cold I will up my dose to 2puffs x 2 per day.
Cold weather and Resperatory conditions will have an affect on your breathing.
I wish you well,
The Following User Says Thank You to solofelix For This Useful Post: missyou009 (01-20-2013)
You should have an asthma action plan that tells you what to do in these cases. There is a general one in the stickies at the top of the this asthma section. I'm only on one puff a Flovent a day so I am instructed to add up to 3 more (total of 4 per day, 2 am and 2 pm) if this should happen. I start out with just one and if that takes care of the issue, that's fine. If you don't have a plan, talk with your doctor.
The Following User Says Thank You to Titchou For This Useful Post: missyou009 (01-20-2013)