Patient Comments: Asthma Medications - Inhalers and Medications

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Discuss your experience using inhalers, nebulizers, and other types of asthma medication. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Davo, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: May 05

I'm in Australia, I'm 67 years old, diagnosed with asthma 3 years ago. My doctor has me on corticosteroid Flixotide 250 gm twice a day. I have been on it for 4 months, and also Ventolin and Ultibro. Since the doctor put me on corticosteroid inhaler, I’ve had skin infections, bloated stomach, nausea, and I don't think it has helped me at all. I want to just stop taking it and stick with Ventolin and Ultibro. Someone told me I shouldn't just stop. I feel like it's making me worse. My doctor isn't that interested. Thanks.

Comment from: ALSAKKAF, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 27

I have been using inhalers from the age of 10 years. Now, I am 30 years old. The big crisis came with me every day, after that week, and after that every month, family problems. Problems from using inhalation devices are addiction and hallucinations with excessive use. Thank you very much for the information about asthma.

Comment from: stella m., 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: January 08

My poor husband has been dealing with this problem for well over a year. His doctor gave him the albuterol inhaler but has not diagnosed him with asthma. This information has been an incredible help and now I will take this information and insist on testing. The long nights of worry and fear for my husband has been very stressful and the anxiety for me has taken a toll on my health. There are times when I would gear up for the whole terrifying night or worse wondering if he would make it through the work day and hoping that someone would help him. Thank you for being here with all the information.

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