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Old 10-06-2012, 05:27 PM   #4
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Re: Trying to wean symbicort for cough variant asthma

The rescue inhaler should be used only when you need quick help with your breathing or congestion. The main reason for taking things like symicort and the like is so that you don't have to depend on your rescue inhaler. You shouldn't be using your rescue inhaler as a routine.

Also, the weed and grass pollen count has been nuts, especially here in the Midwest. This pollen is my main asthma trigger. You may find your cough getting better now that the pollen is lower.

When you see a pulmonologist they will set you up with an "plan" to help with the asthma attacks. Asthma is something you may never get rid of, so don't ignore breathing and coughing problems.

I feel much better now that I take daily medications to help. I almost never use my albuterol.

Good luck to you and know that there are many of us out here with the same problems.

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