Whats your medication?

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   Posted 12/1/2006 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello all, I am just really wandering what medication everyone that comes into this chat forum is currently using and for what specific symptoms.  Thats all!!!  Juanno smurf

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   Posted 12/1/2006 11:22 PM (GMT -6)   
pulmicort 400 mcgs, singulair 10mgs and albuterol as needed which is pretty much everyday, thought about asking about advair, i hear such great things about it.

my symptoms: chest tightness (sitting elephant syndrome) and wheeze and wheeze and wheeze and wheeze. I don't cough unless I'm sick and then I cough up a whole lung for months at a time.

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   Posted 12/2/2006 11:52 PM (GMT -6)   
:-) Hi Everyone! My medications are Advair Diskus 500/50 1 puff every 12 hours (dry power).
Albuterol inhaler as needed. Nasonex (nasal congestion)

Symptoms: chest tightness, (someone sitting on my chest) occassional wheeze, cough. trouble getting air in and out.

Yes, I personally recommend Advair Diskus medication. It works great. Best anti-inflammatory medication for my asthma I have ever been on. I won't ever go off of Advair it works that good for me. Fewer asthma episodes. If I do have them there not as bad, as before. Best Wishes! Brandi.

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   Posted 12/3/2006 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I use the following meds for asthma and allergies
a Saline Nasal spray
Xopenex as needed (better than albuterol)
and Clarinex
I cannot use nor recommend the advair disk, (it makes me cough and I used it correctly) Sorry
Nice to meet you Juanno
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   Posted 12/4/2006 2:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I am on the adivair disk and the albteral every 4hr except pm then I can go 5to6urs.

I have had some bad attacks i am having to do alot to get back, seems like a bad fall>winter for alot of us.

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   Posted 12/4/2006 11:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I can say that with all the allergies I have, I do not have Asthma as bad as most people do. I get the wheezing, but at a small amount. I take only my allergu shots and a nasal mist to lubricate so I dont dry out. and besides that the occassionaly tylenol for muscle pain and tightness.

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   Posted 12/4/2006 4:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I take everything listed below, plus on and off prednisolone. I have brittle asthma, depression and nerve pain due to an injury and subsequent op two years ago.
current asthma meds:
  • salbutamol 5mg by nebuliser when needed
  • bricanyl inhaler as needed
  • atrovent, two puffs three times daily
  • symbicort 200/6, three puffs twice daily
  • uniphyllin 300mg twice daily
  • singulair 10mg once daily
  • visclair two tabs three times daily

other meds:

  • cocodamol 30/500 for pain (alternating with co-dydramol)
  • citalopram 20mg for depression

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   Posted 12/4/2006 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone! what is Brittle Asthma? I don't think I have ever heard of that?

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   Posted 12/5/2006 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Advair 250/50 1 puff every 12 hrs
Spiriva 1 puff once a day.
Albuterol MDI as needed
Have had 1 round of steroids
3 depomedrol shots

Not sure if I have asthma (on 4th dr and he isn't sure as to waht is wrong with me). My main symptom is cough (been coughing for 2 years) with occasional wheeze, shortness of breath. Strong scents set me off. Can be a goopy cough at times. Started Spirvia about 3 weeks ago and it seems to be making the biggest difference for me. Still coughing just not as much.

Have also been on the following in the last 2 years:
Reglan 5mg, Nexium, Protonix - Thought I had reflux

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   Posted 12/5/2006 6:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Dear Lyonheart:  I noticed you take Atrovent 3 xday; have you tried Spiriva?  Atrovent has peaks and valleys, so your body does not have a continuous ability to stay open; Spiriva works for 24 hrs, so your body does not experience the peaks and valleys.  It's a dry powder inhaler.  I've worked w/lots of pts that have experienced good results with this med; also one med you don't have to worry about except once a day -- AM best time to take it.

Also, Xopenex now comes in a MDI form (still need aerochamber to receive correct doseage).  Ck w/insurance to see if they will pay for it.  As a resp therapist, I think it's one of the best advances in asthma management. yeah

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   Posted 12/6/2006 6:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear PegLeg, I went into surgery once with low oxygen reading, they got me back up but wandered how I know if my oxgen is low again. I always wandered about that. If I am making sence?
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