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Re: Increased meds
Feb 18, 2004
Pink:

At the end of the day, the issue of whether more is better really depends on the patient and the severity of thier asthma. Like you, I have severe lung infections :confused: . So far, the increase in my medication has been a blessing. I am currently on Slo-Bid ,Flovent,Servent,Singular, Albuterul and nebulizer inhaled meds. :ventolin and atrovent (taken when I have low peek flow). So far, I have manged pretty well. :wave: Knock on Wood :bouncing: .

I understand your situation with school. Because, I also went through alot complications when I was in grade school and college as well( working on my Bachelors and Masters Program). All I can tell you is hang in there. Also, you may want to find a good pulmulogist.-This definitely made a difference in my situation. Good luck with school! :angel:[/QUOTE]

The increase is amazing for me as far as lung functions go, I can do anything, do gymnastics, work out, sometimes(SHOCK) even run!(SHOCK) (lol), wake up in the morning without needing albuterol..
Right now I'm on Advair 250/50, Flonase, Clarinex, Singulair, Yasmin(my body is so messed up my hormones all outta whack), Albuterol inhaler & Xopenex as needed. I'm doing alright now on all this, (AHH knock on wood for me lol) this is the longest i've gone without being sick or having a flare up in..wow since like ..august maybe? I didn't realize that till just now wow..hehe.
School is tough. Last semester I missed 16 days of school(you can only miss 18 and they will withdrawal/fail)..not the most encouraging thing for your parents when you want to leave home for college. How did you deal with college and being away from home with asthma? I can take care of myself, I do most everythign for myself(remembering meds, refills, appts, tracking pfs, etc) but I don't wanna be miserable at school, or even take the chance. I don't know what I would do if I had a severe attack or got reallly sick. How did you manage all that?
Re: Increased meds
Feb 18, 2004
[QUOTE=PinkBanana]Pink:

At the end of the day, the issue of whether more is better really depends on the patient and the severity of thier asthma. Like you, I have severe lung infections :confused: . So far, the increase in my medication has been a blessing. I am currently on Slo-Bid ,Flovent,Servent,Singular, Albuterul and nebulizer inhaled meds. :ventolin and atrovent (taken when I have low peek flow). So far, I have manged pretty well. :wave: Knock on Wood :bouncing: .

I understand your situation with school. Because, I also went through alot complications when I was in grade school and college as well( working on my Bachelors and Masters Program). All I can tell you is hang in there. Also, you may want to find a good pulmulogist.-This definitely made a difference in my situation. Good luck with school! :angel:[/QUOTE]

The increase is amazing for me as far as lung functions go, I can do anything, do gymnastics, work out, sometimes(SHOCK) even run!(SHOCK) (lol), wake up in the morning without needing albuterol..
Right now I'm on Advair 250/50, Flonase, Clarinex, Singulair, Yasmin(my body is so messed up my hormones all outta whack), Albuterol inhaler & Xopenex as needed. I'm doing alright now on all this, (AHH knock on wood for me lol) this is the longest i've gone without being sick or having a flare up in..wow since like ..august maybe? I didn't realize that till just now wow..hehe.
School is tough. Last semester I missed 16 days of school(you can only miss 18 and they will withdrawal/fail)..not the most encouraging thing for your parents when you want to leave home for college. How did you deal with college and being away from home with asthma? I can take care of myself, I do most everythign for myself(remembering meds, refills, appts, tracking pfs, etc) but I don't wanna be miserable at school, or even take the chance. I don't know what I would do if I had a severe attack or got reallly sick. How did you manage all that?[/QUOTE]



Pink:

Wow! We have a lot in common. I am also on Yasmeen because my hormones got messed up as well after they had put me on Prednisone (doctors sometimes put you on this stuff for bronchitus). Try to avoid this medication. :nono:

As I look back on it, I think it was blessing that I made through college. :angel: For one thing, my family was very supportive and about a hour or less away from my college. Also, I was very fortunate to be an participant in a asthma clinic study and my pulmulogist was very supportive. :) Also, during my Bachelors years, I was able to have an apartment which was close to my college's medical center.

Another thing you may want to do is register with disable student services at your university.-Before an emergancy arised, they were able to notify my professors regarding my medical status,serve as an advocate, and assist in making needed adjustsment as necessary.

I sincerely hope that I am able to shead some light on your situation. Good Luck! :wave:





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