From my previous post, I’ve had asthma controlled for 10ish years but the past 3ish months I’ve had a hard time getting a full breath of air. I have an appointment next week with a pulmonologist. Tried to go for a walk today and am having a hard time catching my breath but I’m scared to use albuterol because I’m scared of my heart racing (more than it is right now). And when I first got asthma I used it many times but just don’t remember. Pretty sure I need it but am scared to use it.
Edit: I used it! I started wheezing and there was no other choice. I feel so much better and now I won’t be afraid to use it anymore. It was just that first time in a long time.
Flovent, Albuterol and tooth decay
Flovent, albuterol and tooth decay
So I just found out I have huge cavities in all my wisdom teeth, had to get 4 fillings done in other teeth and precavities on every single tooth in my mouth due to past eating disorder....they said this can be managed with good oral hygiene practice but I’m so scared I’m going to lose all my teeth before the age of 50. I’m only 22. I’ve also been diagnosed with asthma and was put in flovent and Albuterol to manage it. I found out that flovent and Albuterol can rot your teeth and now I’m extra scared because I’m already at high risk for cavities due to all of the precavities. What should I do?? I don’t want to lose all of my teeth!
I received the first Moderna shot 5 days ago and am prescribed albuterol and Singulair for my asthma (well-controlled).
I wanted to report that I have experienced no side effects beyond a sore arm at the injection site a few hours after the shot:
Day 2 my arm felt heavy and I couldn’t move it well without pain.
Day 3 and 4 saw that pain dulled significantly.
Day 5 (today) I feel completely normal.
Anyone here take albuterol without issues?
Just started clinical this semester. Wondering if some of the the albuterol treatments I'm giving are truly needed. Some certainly are, but I commonly see patients with breath sounds that have no discernable wheezing.
Can albuterol still be helpful if no wheezing is present?
Hey guys so this may be a dumb question & I apologize if this has been asked but today I had a severe asthma attack (all better now) & I have a question. If both my inhaler & nebulizer use albuterol sulfate how come my nebulizer works better than my inhaler?
It was dried in high heat and caused it to puff up. Is it still safe/effective?
I've had bronchospasms (never heard of the term before my dr told me) for a couple weeks - it feels like when I try and take a deep breathe my lungs are irritated and triggers a cough reflex. Chest a bit tight. Overall though when I need to breathe I feel like I can breathe despite irritation. Was surprised dr said it's likely asthma-related and prescribed an inhaler. I have been taking it for about 36 hours every few hours and while it seems to be helping, I kinda thought it should be faster (since he said albuterol are like the fast acting inhalers). While it does seem to be knocking it back a tad, my symptoms are still there but my coughs have now become more "productive".
Does this all sound right? Never used an inhaler before.
I was paying $50 for Ventolin w|insurance previously
Hi I have exercise induced asthma. Albuterol doesn't work for me. Does anyone have a similar experience and what is the solution?
Hey Houston I’m in a mess of a situation and I don’t know where to turn. My boyfriend is in the middle of an asthma attack. He’s out of meds and we lost health coverage when he got laid off. Moneys tight, we are both on unemployment... is there anyone out there who has an extra albuterol inhaler they would be willing to donate?
Edit: my god y’all! I am absolutely floored by the empathy and generosity shown here. I was able to meet with a gentleman who saved the day and the boyfriend is back to being a grumpy old man in a grumpy young man’s body, which indicated he’s perfectly back to normal. I can’t thank all of you enough.
Hope you all are staying safe and warm. Wondering if anyone has any extra albuterol sulfate inhalers for purchase. My asthmatic partner does not have health insurance and has been having a hard time breathing this morning due to his asthma. Because of the bad weather we had to leave his truck (forgot inhaler) in another town an hour away. We are willing drive to pick up l (luckily I have Awd). Thank You!!
So I accidentally left my “good” inhaler downtown at my job. I can go back for it in a few days but I’m worried I may need it sooner. I have an old inhaler but I know I left that inhaler in my car on accident for like a week. I saved it as a just in case kinda thing. But anyways, I’m not sure if during that time it maybe froze and thawed? If it did freeze and thaw out, would there be a way to tell? Would it be safe to use still?
I’m planning on calling my pharmacist in the morning but usually at night is when I need my inhalers the most and it’s currently 1am where I’m at...
M28 Weight 190lbs Diagnosed with Bronchitis this month because of Covid19 infection last month
I am prescribed Albuterol, my first time im using the inhaler. I shake the inhaler before using. I wrap my lips around it. Inhaler is Upright like the instructions and photos on the internet
But I dont think aiming it right. The air puffs always hit my tongue or upper palate.
But Im still inhaling as the puffs are in my mouth and holding breath 10 seconds.
Am I still getting the potency of the meds even though it hit my tongue. Or does it really have to get to back of my throat ?
hey folks. so i've had asthma most of my life. i had issues as a kid, but it eventually got to the point where it'd only bother me if i got a cold. well one year a few years ago, i got a cold and was having my normal issues, then my old went away but my breathing problems didn't. since then, i've had a really hard time with it. it's gotten better once i nailed down a semi-consistent routine of meds.
ultimately i've done enough trial and error to narrow it down to flonase (2x day, ~12 hrs apart) and albuterol being the only things that help me. when things got really bad a few years back, i went to a pulmonary doctor who tested my allergies. i'm allergic to dust mites (which i knew) and cats. (i've always grown up with cats and not had issues. i don't currently have a cat.)
i'm posting this because it's getting bad again, + there's always been one consistent thing when it's been bad. my chest gets tight in the afternoon / evening. it never wakes me up, but it's gotten to the point where i have to use my inhaler 1-2 times a day now, starting in the afternoon. it's been like this the last month or so. it started as something i needed in the evening, like 7p, but it's starting earlier now, like 3p, or even noon on occasion.
i'm wondering if anyone else suffers from this consistent, late in the day tightening of their chest? if so, were you able to figure out what caused it?
Edit: Thanks everyone for the recs! It is probably time I saw my dr. I've been putting it off because I really don't like her (she never seemed to give a hoot about me) but I'll start the hunt for a new one.
I tried to do a Google search for Grey inhaler but nothing really comes up. I know it wasn't flovent or serivent (sp) as those never worked for me. I've always been curious what this medicine was. Probably around 1997 or so. As much as it worked well, boy did I hate having to carry around two inhalers all the time. Had the exact same style/look as my Albuterol inhaler.
While albuterol is not a maintenance therapy, I wonder if it has any positive affect on the progression towards an attack… I.e., can it help prevent the spiraling into an attack or is it purely in the moment and temporary and has nothing to do with what might happen beyond that
Can finally catch my breath after that first hit of ALB, but usually within 20 mins, there's a flood of mucus in my lungs and I am hacking it up for the rest of the day. It's like why even take it in the first place?
Is this normal? What has been your experiance?
Taking Flovent 88mcg + Singulair 10mg + Cetirezine 10mg + Albuterol as needed
The main one I had was to try to elevate someone’s heart rate because they were in bradycardia with symptoms. I told them no, call a met call and get them to follow the acls algorithm for bradycardia.