Post Edited (Teri16) : 7/6/2005 11:44:01 AM (GMT-6)
Well, after my pulmonologist appt today, my advair got upped to the 500/50. I also have an albuterol inhaler if I need it. I also keep a prescription of prednisone at home if the albuterol doesn't help. Going to the ER with an asthma attack is no fun! I'm hoping the new level of advair will help to prevent this from happening again.
No, I don't have a home nebulizer. My uncle did suggest getting one. I may talk to my doc about this when I see him next month. I want to see how well the 500/50 works.
I have cough variant asthma and I take Symbicort 160/4.5, Protonix, ZyfloCR, Zyrtec, Flonase, and albuterol as needed (both in inhaler and in my nebulizer). I used to be on Advair 500/50 but was switched to Symbicort on the chance that the mist would get to my lungs better than the dry powder.
I also have been on a prednisone taper three times this year following flareups. Two of the flares were due to respiratory infections. One was due to heat exposure that resulted in a trip to the ER. Now that the weather has changed I'm feeling a lot better.