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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:18 am 
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AAAAI says studies have shown that patients who reduce or stop taking their asthma medications during summer months are at greater risk of serious asthma symptoms in the fall. Taking a summer hiatus from asthma medications leads to a spike in hospitalizations and emergency department visits due to asthma, especially among children and young adults. So even if symptoms aren’t evident, continue taking medication to avoid future flare-up, AAAAI says.

While summer is high time for vacationing, allergens do not take a break.

http://www.timesherald.com/articles/201 ... 620944.txt

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 5:06 pm 
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I haven't really found that to be true for me. Actually, when I stop taking my asthma medications, I find that my asthma symptoms improve because my body isn't dependent on taking them. I used to take asthma medications and while they worked, if I stopped taking them immediately, my body went into complete shock. Sometimes it's best to wean yourself off a medication slowly...if you choose to do so, at least.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:44 am 
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Oh yes, taper down and up, depending on the situation all the while realizing that you results can take a few weeks to show.

You must be lucky enough to not have any summer triggers. Dust, campfire smoke, smog humidity etc..

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Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 28, 2010 7:58 pm 
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I've been having a heck of a time this summer with my asthma, since I haven't really seen a doctor about it for the longest time (since I was.. 16? for a specialist that is) i've been told to self adjust my advair as needed, and seek out a specialist if I need one.. *sigh* I've been trying to keep my dose to a bare minimum without forcing me to take my rescue inhalers a lot because i'm breastfeeding and am not keen on passing on too many steroids to my baby. It's always been a bad idea for me to stop my rescue inhalers, it usually leads to me having 2-3 hospital visits about a month or two after stopping until the steroid kicks in again.. All I have to say is advair really isn't cheap and when you're on a tight budget and it's between your advair and your kids eczema cream, the choice is obvious in my mind!

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