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Hi Retrn, I noticed you use a xopenex inhaler for rescue. My dr. gave me a prescrip and I used it but it ony barely helped me. And it took an hour before I had any relief and then just temporary relief. I use albuterol for my rescue and azmacort for daily med. How long is it supposed to take for the xopenex to work? I have heard it takes a while for it to kick in. But in the meantime I am wheezing like crazy and don't have relief. I use a spacer with my inhalers as have had a lot of problems with sore throat and hoarseness if I don't. If you have any answers I would really like to hear from you. Thanking you in advance for your help and hope you can reply.
Meds, Nexium, gaviscon, Advair 500/50, Proventil inhaler, Plavix, Nitroquick, Benadryl, Natural progesterone cream, fish oil, calcium, lecithin, biotin, flax oil, magnesium, CoQ 10, vitamin C, vitamin D, multivitamin.
Hi Retrn, The Xopenex is much less jittery than the Proair. Proair is actually a brand of albuterol and it does make you jittery and makes your heart beat faster for a while so if you have a heart problem you might want to talk to your dr. first before switching. I use the Proair(there are many different brand names for albuterol, like Proventil) and I use the albuterol as my asthma can be so bad I can't get any air in my lungs. And the albuterol works very fast. So if your asthma isn't so bad and you can get relief from xopenex you might want to stay with that. Best to check with the dr. to see what you should do. I also use a maintainance inhaler called an azmacort. It is a steroid inhaler and is meant to keep away inflamation in my lungs but is not a rescue inhaler. I use it daily to prevent inflamation which in turn can constrict the airways. Hope this info helps you.
Hi Pandacrazy, I use Allegra for my allergies but don't know if that will help you any more than the zyrtec. Allegra is still prescription. Another allergy med I used a while ago is called Atarax. It worked very well for me but boy did it make me sleepy. So this whole allergy thing is 6 of one and half a dozen of another. Don't know how we win but hang in - hard freeze is not too far away depending on where you live and that will kill the pollen and mold. Also, have you ever had the air ducts in your heating system in your house cleaned out? It can be expensive but I understand it really cuts out the dust. Also, do you have a filter machine like a hepa filter? Those are supposed to be really good. Keep me posted and take care.
Hi Aurora, I used Allegra and it worked really well but I had the side effect of horrible low back pain. I suffered with that for a whole year until I saw a commercial for Allegra and the side effect they mentioned was low back pain. When I quit taking it the back pain went away. Zertec makes me very tired so I take it at bedtime and it helps me sleep better. We had a freeze last night and are going to have another one tonight. I really hate the cold but it would be nice to have my allergies and asthma better. I'll have to try one of those filter machines. I'm willing to give just about anything a try at this point. I'm afraid if I don't get this under control when I go on vacation in 2 weeks if either of the grandkids are sick I will end up very sick. I've ended up in the ER more than once on vacations. That's not something I want to do again. Barb
Hi Barb, I'm sorry you had such problems with the Allegra. I didn't know back pain was a side effect. That hasn't happened to me. I used to take zyrtec when it was prescription and then my insurance wouldn't pay for it any more. But zyrtec is over the counter now so easy to get. I think you will get used to the zyrtec and the real sleepiness will eventually go away. It did with me. As far as the spacer goes I think it is a good idea for you to get one. You can buy them at your pharmacy. Ask the pharmacist to explain carefully how to use it. Used properly you will probably get more relief from your rescue inhaler. It has made all the difference for me. When you use it, however, it almost feels as if you are not getting any medication but trust me, the med is getting into your lungs. You may have to give it 10 or 15 min to work completely but it does work and you will feel so much better. I hope this helps and I hope you have an enjoyable vacation. Let me know how it goes when you return. All the best to you and your family.