I have asthma and it has been well controlled for the past 7 months with symbicort. It has worked very well and at times I only needed one puff at night, 2 in the AM. Now all of a sudden the symbicort either isn't working as well or my asthma is getting worse. I have had to use my rescue inhaler, albuterol sometimes 2 times a day in addition to the symbicort. I live in the Midwest where allergy season has started and it is supposed to be really bad this year. Do you think this is what is causing my breathing problems? I am trying to keep my windows closed so no polllen or mold gets in but I imagine it can get in anyway just when you have to
open a door or when I have to go out. I am seeing my pulmonologist next week but I am wondering if others of you have worse asthma right now since the allergy season has started. Also, I have asked this question before but does anyone who uses x
openex think it works better than albuterol? I tried it last year when my asthma was so bad and before I had my symbicort and it didn't seem to work. Does anyone have an opinion on which seems to be better - albuterol or x
openex? I have had x
openex treatments with a nebulizer in my dr's office and that cleared me up right away, but I don't have a nebulizer for use at home. Is this something I should ask my dr. about
, if I should have a portable nebulizer to use at home? Any answers will be very appreciated. Also, I take Zyrtec for allergies. Used to use Allegra but that didn't help at all.