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    Old 08-08-2005, 09:36 AM   #1
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    Question New to Singulair

    Does anyone know if Singulair is supposed to work right away? I have been taking it for about 5 days now and am not noticing any real difference in my symptoms. Believe it or not, I got more relief from Claritin for my asthma (I react to dust mites and mold mostly, Southeast Alaska is very rainy and damp), is that weird?


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    Old 08-08-2005, 03:54 PM   #2
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    Re: New to Singulair

    I think it's supposed to work fairly quickly. When I first started Singulair, I also didn't feel much different. Once I added Pulmicort along with the Singulair, I noticed a big difference. Everything seems to be under control now.

    Old 08-13-2005, 12:31 AM   #3
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    Re: New to Singulair

    It's hard to notice if it is working, but after being on it for awhile I can tell you that if you run out of it, you find out how well it works. I take singulair,advair,albuterol,spiriva, and xanax. I find the xanax helps a lot right now. The weather has been ove 95 degrees and very humid. None of my medicine is working right now and that scares me. The xanax actually opens up my breathing and makes it easier to take a breath. I didn't think my spiriva was working, but I ran out recently and I don't know if that is also effecting my breathing. Best of luck


    Old 08-18-2005, 05:14 AM   #4
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    Re: New to Singulair

    Singulair is basically preventive and cannot stop an attack.
    So if your asthma is getting worse, it would be better for you
    to look for other ways to stop it.
    Also it can take a few weeks before it starts to work.
    Additionally, I've heard that Singulair works for some people dramatically
    but not so for others.
    Taking respiratory tests would help you to know how it is working.
    Hope this would help.

    Old 08-20-2005, 04:37 PM   #5
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    Re: New to Singulair

    No. it usually takes about 2-4 weeks before you start to notice anything. At least that is my experience. I take claritin in the morning and Singulair at night because if I can control my allergy symptoms, my asthma symptoms don't seem to surface.

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