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Asthma attacks becoming more frequent, what dose of preventers are you on?

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BeHereNow Sat 27-Sep-08 07:18:15

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BeHereNow Sat 27-Sep-08 08:04:19

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watsthestory Sat 27-Sep-08 08:11:40

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BeHereNow Sat 27-Sep-08 10:38:44

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Nbg Sat 27-Sep-08 10:41:17

Whem mine used to be really bad, I would take 2 brown in the morning and night then the blue 2 puffs every 4 hours.
But I think you can only do a max of 4 a day.

brimfull Sat 27-Sep-08 10:45:50

ds is on 3puffs twice a day

probably not relevant to you though as he's only 6

he also takes singulair (montekulast) tablet once a day which has transformed his life by reducing his attacks to virtually nil

Nemoandthefishes Sat 27-Sep-08 10:47:13

not the same but dd1[2.9yrs] is a severe asthmatic and at the minute due to a bad attack last week she is on
5 puffs 4 hourly of ventolin
2 puffs morning and night of clenil modulite
2 puffs atrovent 4 hourly
montelukast tablet 4mg per night
She just finished a 5 day course of 20mg prednisilone a day

BoysAreLikeDogs Sat 27-Sep-08 10:49:21

I use Seretide 250 here twice a day, morning and night.

I take one montelukast every evening.

I have brittle asthma, whereby I can crash withing hours of getting a cold/chest infection. [scary]

Asthma very well controlled, have not had a crash for 9 years now.

HTH

Nemoandthefishes Sat 27-Sep-08 10:49:26

wanted to add about montelukast it has worked wonders on her asthma generally in the past 3mths and just been a hard time the last week and a bit hence she was in hospital for a few days

BeHereNow Sat 27-Sep-08 10:59:13

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BoysAreLikeDogs Sat 27-Sep-08 11:03:18

Yes, you are in a Vulnerable Group.

Get your flu jab.

HTH

brimfull Sat 27-Sep-08 11:05:25

I am asthmatic although not as bad as ds.

Since having atrocious attack and chest infection a few yrs ago I get the flu jab now..tis marvellous imo. Haven't had anything serious since and will definitely get it again this winter.

BeHereNow Sat 27-Sep-08 11:08:39

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Nemoandthefishes Sat 27-Sep-08 11:48:31

deffo get the flu jab I have asthma not as bad as dd1 and I get it every year.

Sidge Sat 27-Sep-08 11:56:04

You should have a flu jab. And if your asthma is fairly unstable a pneumonia vaccine might be a good idea as well.

You could see your asthma nurse for a review - you might get on well with Seretide as it combines the brown steroid (fluticasone) with the green long acting beta agonist (salmeterol) in one inhaler. You can still have a blue inhaler should you need it. Montelukast is an option if Seretide didn't work as well as hoped.

Glad you are feeling better today.

Finbar Sat 27-Sep-08 11:59:50

realy interested in this. After years of having what I thougth was hayfever based astma - I have been thinking it may be some other trigger - especailly when I am sneezing and blocked up and its Septmebr with no hay around!
So I have been back to my GP and manbged to get an appoitnemt ot be tested fro allergies.

Currently on 2 x brown inhaler per day ( 100mg dose)
and up to 4 x blue ventolin.

Is this asthmas thing getting worse genereally?

AllieBongo Sat 27-Sep-08 11:59:55

dd has seretide 125, singulair and ventolin as and when needed. she also has brittle asthma. prednisolone makes her very sick so she has a steroid called pulmicort via a nebuliser. that does the trick but it can take longer for her to recover from a bad attack. the seretide contains the steroid element and 12hrs worth of ventolin so 1 puff morning and night does the trick to keep her well, (until she gets a cold and then we use the stronger steroid also) Do you have a specialist asthma nurse at your local hospital you could see?

DaisySteiner Sat 27-Sep-08 12:12:41

I have Seretide which is the combination of Serevent and becotide that your doctor mentioned. It has changed my life! I've had asthma since I was little which flared up again a few years ago and I had a number of very severe attacks which resulted in several days in hospital.

After the last attack I was prescribed Seretide and I can honestly say that I haven't wheezed since! Winter used to be particularly bad and I'd get very wheezy walking anywhere and especially if I had a cold, but this has COMPLETETLY disappeared since starting Seretide - I'm even on half a dose now, and now relapses! I'd definitely recommend giving it a try.

RubberDuck Sat 27-Sep-08 12:15:44

I was switched onto Seretide after a bout of flu wrecked my lungs for about 6 months. Really made a HUGE difference. That was about ... 4 years now, I think? I lose track. Only had to go to the docs with problems about twice since, and then I was just put on a higher dose of Seretide for a couple of weeks until I was clear again.

I hardly know I'm asthmatic these days, quite honestly. Just had the evil cold from hell and braced myself for the inevitable asthma backlash at the end of it... still waiting

RubberDuck Sat 27-Sep-08 12:16:26

(oh, and I now get a flu jab every year too!)

DaisySteiner Sat 27-Sep-08 12:17:32

Sorry, no relapses! It's been about 2 years now since I had Seretide, and like RubberDuck, it's as though I don't have asthma any more.

BeHereNow Sat 27-Sep-08 12:44:22

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Nemoandthefishes Sat 27-Sep-08 15:50:45

I use a seretide inhaler[purple one] and ventolin as required. Been on the seretide about 18mths and not really had many bad episodes but then have never been as bad as dd1.

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