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Old 03-24-2013, 09:04 PM   #7
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Re: August 2013 Chat ~ March 24-30

Originally Posted by AmberP View Post
I think I just figured out some of my breathing problems. Apparently, my asthma has come back full force. I've been coughing most nights for 3-4 weeks, having trouble breathing if I go up and down stairs, walk too much, etc. So I was laying in bed today and I started wheezing and hacking and coughing and couldn't breathe and it dawned on me that this was exactly like an asthma attack.... and then I remembered that I have asthma. I haven't had an attack in probably 5+ years. I found my old inhaler a few days ago and it is almost full and dated out in 2008.

So I took two puffs off of my inhaler and I was better within 5 minutes. The problem is that I had another attack less than two hours later and my chest feels raw and I am not sure how often I can take my albuterol and be safe =/ The RX says every 6 hours.

I am thinking about calling the advice nurse.
I'd call Amber just to make sure. I know during my last pregnancy my family pract changed my inhaler because he said the old one I was using wasn't safe during pregnancy. My asthma has kicked up too. I rarely have problems with it unless I'm sick or running....until lately.

Just finished writing down all of the deals for my grocery shopping tomorrow so I can clip any coupons to take with me. DH is now sick, but kids and I are slowly getting better. Busy day tomorrow....Eli's PT and grocery shopping with both kiddos! OB appointment on Thursday!
~Katie B.~
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