Hey Everyone... I was contacted and asked if I would agree to an interview about having difficulty paying for my asthma med, and lo and behold... Here's the Bloomberg story: https://www.bloomberg.com/news...-drug-that-won-t-die Hopefully, this article will help raise awareness for folks like us, who struggle, not only to simply breathe, but also when we reach the pharmacy counter and are forced to pay outrageous prices for our medicine.
My child was diagnosed with Cough-Variant asthma at the age of 2. She has been on steroids since then and she is 9 and she is only at 57 lbs. Right now she takes Advair 250/50 two puffs twice a day, singular and a nasal spray. She has had an allergy test completed and everything came back negative. We have to go back to the allergist in October. With her being negative on all 22 test, how do I go about protecting her. When she has a flare-up, we do her normal meds, treatments twice a day,...
Oh @Lisa H ! I am so sorry! That has to be very frustrating. Has she ever tried being on an antihistamine? for us if we can get our PND (post nasal drip) in control, our asthma can be better managed. Something to talk to the doctor about. Here is some resources: Allergy Symptoms Allergy Treatment Asthma Over View Asthma Triggers Asthma Treatments Also please join us in the Asthma Support forum
Very informative article.thank you for keeping us updated.my child's dr actually asked me to do that when my son had some cold symptoms as a prevention for his asthma,and it made sense to me to do it,but now I know better thx.as it is I'm very concerned abt my child's growth.
I have noticed the doctors depend more on the meds than on their judgements...when u question them about the meds being prescribed they make u feel like its the right thing to do but when I do my own research it' a totally different story.
Interesting. I wonder if adults receive any benefits from pretreating with inhaled steroids as far as preventing flare-ups-- or if they are like the children from this study and do not benefit? I sure with there were more non-steroid options that were efective and safe and less side effects. I know I am working hard with avoidance strategies and keeping indoor air quality in my home good.
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