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Old 10-29-2011, 08:14 AM   #1
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What's your asthma med regimen?

DFS is on pulmicort twice a day, albuterol as needed (typically twice a day), flonase, and claritin. He still is incredibly snotty, and coughs til he pukes frequently (at least once a day).

Ped and pulminologist both say that pulmicort is the best possible med for him. But I am just wondering what everyone else's meds are so I can research and suggest an alternative. What we have just isn't working. We have an ENT referral and allergy testing referral, but are still waiting for them.

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Old 10-29-2011, 08:16 AM   #2
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Re: What's your asthma med regimen?

No asthma here, but poor little guy

Hope you can get it worked out soon.
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Old 10-29-2011, 08:28 AM   #3
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I would ask about adding in Singulair. For us, that has been the one we've really seen a difference with. When we were trying to get ds under control we did twice a day pulmicort, nightly Singulair, and twice a day albuterol. Then I weaned him off the albuterol. After about 6 months I was able to wean him off the pulmicort. Now we just have Singulair and it is amazing. If he does start the have an attack I immediately restart the albuterol and pulmicort and that has helped us avoid er and doctor visits.
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Old 10-29-2011, 09:24 AM   #4
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I agree on the singular. It was great for my ds.
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Singulair, asthmacort, flonase, zyrtec. Then albuterol as needed. If he was using the inhaler more than 2 times a week he needed to be seen.
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Re: What's your asthma med regimen?

Do you know the cause of the asthma? I haven't had to use an inhaler or meds since moving from our old house.
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My DS is on Qvar inhaler 2x a day
Abuteral as needed and nasonex nose spray 1x a day
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Re: What's your asthma med regimen?

Thanks for the suggestions. He has cough variant asthma, most likely triggered by RSV and being a preemie. His docs felt he didn't need the RSV shots, even though I pushed for them, and then he got it at 9 months old. He was hospitalized for a week, and has been a mess ever since.

We did Zyrtec, and it didn't do anything, so we switched to Claritin this fall to try it. It also isn't making a notable difference.
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Does he have tubes?

My boys are on zyrtec in the am. Singular in the pm.

Proair and Flovent 2x a day inhaler.

Albuteral and pulmicort as needed in their nebulizer.

They both suffer from ear infections because of the back up of snot. I wouldn't have known, necessarily, because they didn't have any classic ear infection signs but I would just know and they would have fluid in their ears (sometimes infection, sometimes not, but always fluid)

Ever since they got tubes, they seem to process their fluids much better. In fact when one of them lost a tube, I knew the next day. I could tell. It didn't fall out for 2 weeks but I took him to his dr (a friend now, after all three visits) and she confirmed it was no longer in position. So it helps with the whole process somehow. He gets adenoids and new tubes in two weeks.

Oh and he just got orapred odt for his bad cough

But while he is still yucky, he is not wheezing and has good color, so it is working.
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Yikes, looks like my kids are med junkies. Eeeeekkkk!
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