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I'm pretty new to the board and have been really struggling-in more ways than one. I've NEVER had any health problems other than migraines and now asthma. I'm having a pretty terrible time getting it under control because I've had such terrible allergic (literally life threatening) reactions to so many meds we've tried.

I'm currently on TONS of meds and am finally making some progress, but I was curious if anyone else was on so many meds. Here's the growing list-
Singulair tabs every morning
Protonix every morning
Alvesco inhaler twice daily
Spiriva every morning
Brovana neb twice a day

I add Xopenex 30 min. before exercise and keep Ventolin as a rescue inhaler.

They tried me on Advair and Symbacort-both with severe reactions. Thankfully I manage a dr. office and he was able to get me through both reactions with injections of epi and some oxygen for a while. It wasn't pretty.

Before we added the Brovana, I was always right on the edge of a flair up and the least little thing sent me down to the point it too a medrol pack to get me back. At least with the Brovara, my peak flows are up almost 60 points and I don't seem to flair up nearly as often.

I've had allergy testing and everything comes back clear. I keep a daily diary to find some of my triggers, which has been very helpful. I learned to do this with my migraines and just added the asthma to it. Cold weather and dust seem to be my biggest two.

Is anyone else on this many meds? I"m just having a hard time dealing with all of this. I had enough over the weekend and just stopped taking everything. I know better, but I was fed up. Lessons learned-won't make that mistake again!

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Lynn
I've never had any medical problems, always said I was perfectly healthy. I too was diagnosed with migraine 6 moths ago and was diagnosed with mild asthma last week. I haven't had any symptoms since I quit smoking 4 years ago. My diagnosis was based off spirometry results. I take: ALvesco 80 mcg BID, Prilosec 20 mg daily, Omnaris 200 mcg once daily(this is the nasal form of Alvesco) and ALbuterol 30 minutes before excercise or acute attacks. Do not stop taking Alvesco abruptly. I missed a couple of doses and almost ended up in the ER due to chest tightnness. You are on a lot of meds. The Singulair I understand and the Alvesco I don't know why you are taking Spiriva too I think it does the same thing as Alvesco. You might want to ask your doctor to see if some of those can be tapered off it doesnt seem to be doing you much good. Also since you keep having all of those attacks with that medicine it seems like something is setting it off. It would be good to try and remeber if you were eating or exposed to something during that time. It sounds like you have an allergen or irritant setting you off all the time. I sincerely hope you get to feeling better!





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