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flo
08-07-2010, 03:46 AM
I'd sure appreciate hearing anything about it. I'll just be honest and say I'm paranoid about taking drugs. I try never to read the "possible side effects". My doctor has prescribed this for me to take (it's an inhaler) twice a day for 3 weeks; unfortunately, he told me there were some deaths linked to Advair but that it was from people having an extreme asthma attack and overdosing on it (and I may not even have asthma).

I wouldn't be so leery if he hadn't told me that. :sad: Any suggestions would be a big help to me.

flo
08-07-2010, 03:50 AM
I don't HAVE to take it but I am normally a very compliant patient and just want to do the right thing. I'm probably really overreacting but my adverse feelings about taking a new prescription are very real.

surveyorshawn
08-07-2010, 04:00 AM
Me, my mom, and Abigail, my 14 year old, have taken it with no problems. The only problems at all was that Abigail developed some other weird allergies, such as beef and peanut products, so we had to work around that. I usually kill plenty of deer, so we ate them year round in place of the beef. After she grew out of the asthma and did not have to take the advair anymore, the allergies went away withing a couple of weeks.

flo
08-07-2010, 06:10 AM
Thanks much, Shawn! It's a relief to hear that all three of you took it with no ill-effects.

TexasRN
08-07-2010, 01:48 PM
My daughter was on Advair for a couple of years for asthma. She has outgrown it now so doesn't have anything other than a rescue inhaler that she hasn't used in over a year. She does have to take zyrtec daily but that's no biggie. Anyway, I would say to try the Advair and see how it goes for you. My daughter did fine with no side effects at all. She started it when she was almost 9 and she's now almost 12.


~Amy

flo
08-07-2010, 06:26 PM
Oh, that's good, thanks Amy. I feel much better about trying it now.

J.B.
08-07-2010, 07:22 PM
I was diagnosed with asthma when I was born, and I got immunotherapy shots every week to deal with allergies for many years. I had many attacks and almost died on a few separate occasions. Believe me, if I had to pick a way NOT to die, it would be suffocation because I've basically experienced it and it sucks.

Honestly, I found for myself that controlling asthma was all mental.

They told me I would never be able to live without medication or be able to play sports, and if I ever smoked I would probably just keel over and die on the spot....

They were wrong. :wink:

Chuck
08-07-2010, 10:57 PM
My youngest son Daniel is 13 and he takes it without any issues....

TexasRN
08-07-2010, 11:18 PM
I was diagnosed with asthma when I was born, and I got immunotherapy shots every week to deal with allergies for many years. I had many attacks and almost died on a few separate occasions. Believe me, if I had to pick a way NOT to die, it would be suffocation because I've basically experienced it and it sucks.

Honestly, I found for myself that controlling asthma was all mental.

They told me I would never be able to live without medication or be able to play sports, and if I ever smoked I would probably just keel over and die on the spot....

They were wrong. :wink:

One of the reasons I started my daughter in Tae Kwon Do was because of her asthma. The two head instructors were very good about watching her during class and if she started feeling "tight" one of them would take her aside and work on breathing exercises to help her out. After just a few months, she quit having problems in class. One of the moms was just aghast that I didn't rush in and do her inhaler with her as soon as she felt a twinge. I told them that if she got in real trouble, she would come out to the parents' area and get it herself and that the instructors were doing what I wanted them to.


~Amy

J.B.
08-07-2010, 11:34 PM
One of the reasons I started my daughter in Tae Kwon Do was because of her asthma. The two head instructors were very good about watching her during class and if she started feeling "tight" one of them would take her aside and work on breathing exercises to help her out. After just a few months, she quit having problems in class. One of the moms was just aghast that I didn't rush in and do her inhaler with her as soon as she felt a twinge. I told them that if she got in real trouble, she would come out to the parents' area and get it herself and that the instructors were doing what I wanted them to.


~Amy

Those steroids in the inhalers and medication can be worse for a person in the long term than the actual asthma attacks are. It's all about controlling your breathing, and the exercises are the best way. :)

TexasRN
08-07-2010, 11:43 PM
Those steroids in the inhalers and medication can be worse for a person in the long term than the actual asthma attacks are. It's all about controlling your breathing, and the exercises are the best way. :)

My two brothers are respiratory therapists. Best way to help an asthma kid long term according to them, is to exercise their lungs. Not all people with asthma can go off their meds but everyone is helped by the techniques my daughter now knows.


~Amy

Buzzard
08-08-2010, 06:30 AM
They told me I would never be able to live without medication or be able to play sports, and if I ever smoked I would probably just keel over and die on the spot....

They were wrong. :wink:

It's best to lay off the weed dude. :laugh: Or so they say.

Tyburn
08-09-2010, 12:57 PM
I try not to take anything no matter how bad I feel, coz I think sleep works best.

However, I dod take painkillers in the event of tooth ache and to slow a migraine down

I have in the past had Beta-Blockers and Prochlorperazine for sickness and dizziness...and now I am on Sertraline Hydrochloride each day.

other then that. No.

ohh...I sometimes have stuff that stops the shytes if I ever get it, and in the same vein, lemsip if I get the flue.

BamaGrits84
08-13-2010, 06:17 PM
I had a child with allergies & asthma and someone recommened this book. It sounds crazy just to read the title but people swear by this doctor's natural methods to help asthma. His principals are for children but I know two adults that's doctors have put them on the same diet and the don't have to take any daily meds for their asthma now.

"Healing the New Childhood Epidemics: Autism, ADHD, Asthma, and Allergies: The Groundbreaking Program for the 4-A Disorders"