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Mia84
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 9/24/2008 9:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I hate having to use my rescue inhaler due to the side effects I sometimes feel. Sometimes but not all the time it makes me jittery and at night I cant sleep. There has been a couple times that I have had chest tightness and shortness of breath but I will sit down and stay calm about it and sometimes it will pass within a few mins or it will go on for hours but it will pretty much go away without using my inhaler. Is that bad not to use it. Sometimes I just dont want to deal with the side effects so I wont use it unless it last to long or gets worse. Is it bad on my lungs to do that? Im still kind of new to this and still learning.
~Mia~
 
 
Asthma: Diagnosed Feb. 2007
 
Current Medications- Advair 250 and Albuterol
 
Past Medications- Flovent 110 and Prednisone


Chartreux
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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 9622
   Posted 9/24/2008 10:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I read your post and saw that Albuterol is your rescue medication.
Albuterol will cause a lot of jittering, so you might want to tell your doctor
your having this jittering and would like to know of anything else you could try instead.

Xopenex is a newer rescue medication now used as a inhaler form, you could ask your doctor about this medication,
but until then use your albuterol as directed, by not using when your asthma is flairing
could be extremely bad and you could possibly die by not using it when you need to.

Asthma is a serious ailment and you need to talk to your doctor before stopping a
medication that could save your life, so sorry to be harsh in my response, but by not
treating Asthma seriously you risk a lot.

Lots of soft hugz to you
Please keep us posted and do seek out your doctor.
also, rinse your mouth good after using inhalers....
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Aurora60
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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 1249
   Posted 9/25/2008 8:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Mia, I use an albuterol rescue inhaler and I do not have the problems with the jitters from it.  Everyone reacts differently.   It is important to use it when you have symptoms because you stress your whole system so keep using the rescue inhaler when you wheeze.  Also, I have not tried it but everyone who uses xopenex seems to like it so you should chrck with your dr. about switching.  Hope you start to feel better and keep posting so we know how you are doing.
 
Aurora

Mia84
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 79
   Posted 9/25/2008 8:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Im doing ok...I did use it last night even though it took me forever to get to sleep. I just got over a cold and I was happy at first b/c my asthma didnt seem like it was gonna flare up...but I was oh so wrong....it just waited a few days later to do it. So right now my chest is constantly tight and im very easily short of breath.
~Mia~
 
 
Asthma: Diagnosed Feb. 2007
 
Current Medications- Advair 250 and Albuterol
 
Past Medications- Flovent 110 and Prednisone

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