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Date Joined Jun 2011
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   Posted 6/22/2011 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
To make a long story short when I was 17 I had "asthma-like" symptoms but nothing conclusive was found. Now i'm 24 and had a few good years when I lived an extremely healthy lifestyle but it kind of fell apart for various reasons but now i'm back on track. Back then I really didn't have problems with my lungs so I didn't care for medication etc. Anyways my lungs haven't felt good in a long time and I finally went to the doctor and they resumed medication with singulair and with the inhaler thing. Also, i've been extremely tired no matter how i live or sleep. I tried the inhaler once and excuse me but what the ****. Much easier to breathe but whats more interesting is the feeling of alertness and energy, I can safely say I haven't felt this alert since for ever. Maybe it's a bit premature but I find this extremely interesting and i'm quite pumped up about it so I decided to look into it and this is why I made this thread. Anyways am I imagining this? Any similiar experiences? Some freaky side effect? cool

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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 6/22/2011 11:35 AM (GMT -6)   
It's the feel of fresh air coming into your lungs. :)
For so long you were not getting enough air and the inhaler opened your lungs up so more air is getting in.
Feels good doesn't it! :)
Also there a little bit of a stimulant in there to help with the swelling of the asthma. It's safe.

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Date Joined Apr 2004
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   Posted 6/26/2011 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Most inhalers have steroids. Steroids can cause that energy as well as an increase of blood oxygen. When your blood is not getting enough oxygen, it can cause confusion and fatigue. Pumped back up and the vigor comes back.
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 6/26/2011 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I would rather be tired than pay for my heart attack...also inhalers are tough on the throat and they contribute to reflux. My personal decision.

There is a benefit / risk with each drug. I do take singulair and allegra which is now over the counter. Allegra (an antihistamine) does not make me more tire or thirsty so it works well for me. I AM MOSTLY ALLERGIC though I do have moderate asthma.

so long for now!
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