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Tagged With "cal doctor"

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    Hugs, Msshale68! It sounds like you have definitely had a frustrating time. Have you checked out AAFA's blog post about What to Do If You Can't Afford Your Asthma Medications ? You may be eligible for other help as well - AAFA has a list of other patient assistance programs, . Could you talk to your doctor about both the trouble you're having affording medications? You could also talk about whether it would be right for your particular health situation to do a trial of the salt therapy to...
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    A sign of the times? ... I don't know if anyone else has observed any kind of trend locally, but I recently learned that my pulmonologist had closed his practice. I was visiting my regular doctor (whose office is on the same floor of the same building as my pulmo doc) and there was a letter taped to the glass door - the practice was closed with no forwarding address. When I asked my regular doctor what happened, he said that with the modern medications available for asthma, COPD, etc.,...
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    Welcome One Woman. I don't know that it has been approved for dyshidrotic eczema, but it's worth talking to the doctor. Have you figured out any triggers that make it worse?
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    Hi @Shellz72 , Do you have an inhaler that matches the lot numbers? If so, it is okay to continue using the inhaler, but be aware that your inhaler may have leaked and so there may not be the full number of "puffs" available. You can call the company at 1-888-825-5249 for more information. You may also want to call your doctor or insurance company about getting a new refill.
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    I am very, very frustrated and distraught with GlaxoSmithKline right now. If this is a problem, no matter how remote or minute, shouldn't the customer be able to return the product for a new product immediately? If not, why even bring it to our attention? I have contacted my pharmacy, my husband's pharmacy, my doctor and my husband's doctor and they know very little if anything about this recall. This is not something to guess about. IT IS MY LIFE..AND OTHERS... GSK needs to do a better...
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    Dear Deborah, You have my deepest sympathy on your loss. Only another parent, like Meredith, can truly understand the loss of a child. Nothing we - or anyone - can say will make it easier. Nothing is going to replace your son, or make his passing less frustrating. But you may find that channeling your pain can help - not only for you, your family and friends, but all the other spouses, children, friends and colleagues who may be living with asthma, know someone intimately at risk, or may...
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    Natural nasal barriers also can be effective and can be used with existing medication such as nasal sprays and anti-histamines. They are applied at the base of the nostrils and trap the allergens - pollen etc. They are extremely safe but you should still consult with your doctor before using them.
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    I just recently learned about pickleball TMF! Sounds fun! Sorry to hear you are experiencing asthma issues that are keeping you from enjoying your sport. When I started cycling, I really struggled with getting my asthma under control. I have exercise induced asthma and I seem to hit some wall around 20-30 minutes into a workout. I've had to work with my doctor to make sure that my asthma is under control and work out an exercise pretreatment plan to make sure I don't trigger an attack. I've...
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    I've found working with my doctor and chatting with the folks here on the forums have been my best resources. There is great topic "How did you #beatyesterday" where we chat about staying active while managing asthma - https://community.aafa.org/top...=lastReply#lastReply Here is another topic about "Finding a Workout that Works" - https://community.aafa.org/top...a-workout-that-works Are you looking for something in particular?
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    I am new here and new to allergic asthma. I have had allergies all my life, but asthma for only a year or so. I am trying to find some helpful information about some practical things I can do to manage my symptoms. The doctor gave me the diagnosis, but I am left on my own to figure out how to live with it. I am glad to find this community.
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    I think that these kids who were suspended knew what they were doing better than the school officials. They were administering inhalers, not injecting epinephrine. I think a sit down conference with the students involved,their parents, the medical staff at the school and the school administration to review the situation is what should have occurred. I do not advocate sharing medications at all; I am a pharmacist and am well aware of the problems with that. However, before we knew my daughter...
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    Ult1Mat3x, based on the link you had, I would suggest talking to your doctor and beginning your search with the Aeromax 300 . It's the only one on your list that is asthma & allergy friendly® CERTIFIED. The asthma & allergy friendly® Certification program helps people make informed purchases for a healthier home. The program tests household products against strict standards. If products pass certain tests, they earn the CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® mark.
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    Shea, I think this would be a great discussion to have with your doctor. It's tricky sometimes figuring out exactly what is triggering our asthma, but by keeping a detailed journal, we can uncover patterns of what makes our asthma worse and what makes it better.
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    #Asthma and Allergies has changed my Life as an Adult. # Allergic Asthma allergic to grasses, year around trees, smoke, dust, strong odors feathers etc. causing inflammation of the throat and No oxygen. PLAN OF ACTION 1) emergency medicine with me at all times rescue inhaler Epipen, take medicine regular, see your doctor, use the air conditioner in autos and home, Hepa filter for house and portable home hepa filter, use the breathing treatments if needed, Wear mask if needed, take flu shot...
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    This is very true! I didn't really understand it myself until my own asthma because more severe. Have you seen AAFA's Severe ASTHMA Care course ? It's a free online course to help people with severe asthma. As you said, treatments alone don't always keep asthma in control. There is also identifying and reducing exposure to triggers.
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    I hope your challenge went well! Share your results? My methacholine challenge was negative, so no asthma diagnosis, my doctor stopped treating me for asthma symptoms, and he cleared me for SCUBA training.
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    While I know that I am in the tiny percentage of the population who has a strong negative reaction to the Methacholine Challenge test, I want to offer one caveat. About six years ago, I had chronic cough and my doctor thought I might have asthma so he had me take the Methacholine Challenge test. Taking the test turned my, as yet unknown, asthma into moderate-to-severe persistent asthma. Hope no one else has this experience but it is something to consider.
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    Also, could you check with your doctor and let your doctor know that, due to cost, you are not able to take your medications as directed? Your doctor may be able to help you figure out alternative medications. AAFA has a great blog post series on complementary medicine. The first blog post in the series is called: AAFA Explains: What Is the Difference Between Alternative and Complementary Medicine?
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    Thankfully my asthma has been mild up until recently. This was one of the last big things I did before my asthma went out of control and became severe. It has taken about eight months but I am finally close to getting my asthma controlled. However I am still considered to have severe persistent asthma that isn’t controlled but with the new biologic I am on I am finally getting to the controlled point and hopefully will soon be off prednisone. I have had to take time off to fully get control...
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    Wonderful surprise, scientist finally created a cost efficient. Generic version of my, medicine. Since Advair arrived on the, shelves my doctor has prescribed it. Since girlhood, I had to take several inhalers, pulmonary machine plus allergy medicines. So grateful about this update!
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