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Old 01-28-2013, 02:33 PM   #1
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Do you keep a log of when you use your medications?

I started to after I was in the hospital, but I don't need my asthma meds very often and I pretty quickly got out of the habit. I've used my ventolin three or four times in the last month (not counting this current flare) and I never wrote anything down.
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Old 01-28-2013, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: Do you keep a log of when you use your medications?

I used to keep a log of my symptoms and when I used my rescue medication when I was newly diagnosed and my asthma wasn't under control. I don't bother now because I don't use my Ventolin that often.

 
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Re: Do you keep a log of when you use your medications?

No, I never track it. I rarely use my rescue inhaler other than to premedicate so I really don't need to track it. Same for my Flovent. I rarely do more than 1 puff a day.

 
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:11 PM   #4
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Re: Do you keep a log of when you use your medications?

I did in the beginning. I really don't anymore.

My Pulmonologist does a THOROUGH health history every visit. Because of that, I do note when I increase dosages (when I was on Advair), add meds, or make any other changes. I also note if/when I took steroids and he wants to know my peak flow when I do start on the steroids. He also wants to know when I was on antibiotics and what my symptoms were at that time. I'm keeping some notes, but not a full log. I really couldn't remember all of that over the course of a year.

I will say that if I hadn't been going through this for so long and learned my own body, that the log would be a really good idea. It is a useful tool to help you learn about yourself.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:12 AM   #5
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Re: Do you keep a log of when you use your medications?

i track every rescue meds used, I am tracking my blood pressures and pefs readings twice a day when i take my prescriptions
i have negative family history regarding asthma and cardiovascular system illnesses, negative means deaths
so tracking is for me a psychological aid in coping with this situation

 
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Old 05-12-2013, 05:51 AM   #6
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Re: Do you keep a log of when you use your medications?

I have to track my blood pressure, and I make a note of med changes (including extra inhaler use) that might affect my readings (the more asthma meds I need, the higher my blood pressure)... but I'm not keeping a seperate log any more. It was too much hassle to remember to write things down!
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