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For anyone who has dealt with asthma....

Posted by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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 Just looking for some feedback for anyone who has dealt with asthma.  My dd was diagnosed with it at 18 months after a horrific experience with RSV that turned in to a month long hospital stay.  There was more before that, but I don't want to go in to every detail.

Anyway she is 3.5 now.  She is on Flovent twice daily, Albuterol (as needed and she has only needed it 2 brief periods in the last 9 months), and Zyrtec (as needed).  Spring definitely seems to be her trigger season.  However, she seems to be getting better every season and I was wondering about asking the doctor to take her off of Flovent.  Has anyone done this?  Good results?  Bad??  We have an appointment with her lung specialist Friday.  We only see her every 4 months, so I think I should talk to her about it this time around. 

Sorry, I know this isn't a medical advice group, but it is one of the most active, so I took at stab at it :)  A bump would be appreciated too :)

by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:35 PM
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purpleducky
by Ruby Member on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:43 PM

We stay on controller meds even if we start to feel better. It helps prevent flair ups. I have noticed a definite decrease in attacks in my son and wife since they got on controller meds. Mine has gotten worse since I stopped mine (had to due to medication interaction and haven't gone for a new med). Please don't stop it.

BeAmour
by Tonya on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:47 PM
No!

Maybe reducing her to once daily.

Taking her off completely can increase her risk of an attack.
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saucymama519
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Asthma isn't something that can really be cured. If her attacks have decreased with the medication then I would say it is doing it's job. I wouldn't take her off of it if it were me. However her lung specialist will know better than anyone here what is best.

kngarber
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:55 PM

 I kind of wondered if she has been doing so well becuase she has been on the meds for 2 years or she is growing out of it.  I keep hearing from everyone they can "grow out of it".  Her dads side of the family has a large past with asthma.  They tell me they all had it when they were little ,but grew out of it. I have never known anything about it before her.

Quoting saucymama519:

Asthma isn't something that can really be cured. If her attacks have decreased with the medication then I would say it is doing it's job. I wouldn't take her off of it if it were me. However her lung specialist will know better than anyone here what is best.

 

saucymama519
by on Mar. 6, 2013 at 10:59 PM


I have heard some people do. I personally never did. They can do pulminary tests though to see if she has. Until then, though, better safe than sorry IMO.

Quoting kngarber:

 I kind of wondered if she has been doing so well becuase she has been on the meds for 2 years or she is growing out of it.  I keep hearing from everyone they can "grow out of it".  Her dads side of the family has a large past with asthma.  They tell me they all had it when they were little ,but grew out of it. I have never known anything about it before her.

Quoting saucymama519:

Asthma isn't something that can really be cured. If her attacks have decreased with the medication then I would say it is doing it's job. I wouldn't take her off of it if it were me. However her lung specialist will know better than anyone here what is best.

 



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