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Melissa - posted on 01/23/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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My name is Melissa and I wanted to start this group because my 6 year old son has asthma. He uses an inhaler daily and is onsingulair. We have been very lucky that the meds work well for him. I hope this group will help moms discuss any issues or concerns they may have.

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Susan - posted on 02/18/2009

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Hi I'm Susan. My 5 year old son has asthma and was diagnosed when he was 3. It took us a while to find the right meds to get him under control. Did anyone else have trouble with pulmicort? Jonathan was started on it in the hospital and when we got home he started to stutter really bad. He hadn't stuttered at all until then. We pulled him off it and tried a few other things including Singulair which worked great in the summer but come winter and cold season we needed something more. He is just on Flovent now twice a day and doing great. And his stuttering stopped when we pulled him off the Pulmicort.

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Leeann - posted on 09/27/2011

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Hi I'm Leea, and my 7 yrs old son has asthma. was just diagnosed last week in fact. He's on albuterol neb treatment and inhaler for emergencies, flonase, flovent and singular. and now with fall in full swing I'm a nervous wreck that he's going to wind up back in the hospital. has any one used any of these meds the only one I know anything about is the albuterol.

Jennifer - posted on 04/08/2011

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Hello I'm Jennifer and my 9 year old has had asthma for a while. He is on Pulmicort as a controller and an inhaler as well as a nebulizer machine for emergencies! With Spring officially arriving around here his asthma has been giving me quite a run for my money! Due to his asthma and allergies he has been really sick lately, has been on 3 antibiotics in the last few months. Has anyone else used Pulmicort?

Jamie - posted on 03/06/2010

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My name is Jamie and i have a 10yr old son & 8 yr.old daughter, they have problems with eczema, allerigies, asthma, and my daughter also has migraines, sleep apnea, vocal chord dysfunction disorder,& reflux. we have spend alot of time taking meds and going to asthma dr. and pulmonologists, the one thing i learned is that get a copy of the breathing tests if you have more then one dr. treating your child because i learned the the test can be formulated differently depending on the dr. choice of formulations. It isn't easy to have kids with "challenges" but trust in your instincts adn it doesn't hurt to research to understand what they are saying, it can be scary on what you read but it could help to know what you need to ask. You have to take charge of your kids treatment.

Sherriy - posted on 08/31/2009

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Hi my name is Sherriy. My daughter is almost 6 and she has had asthma since she was 4. She is on QVAR 2x a day and uses Xopenex inhaler and Xopenex nebulizer. All in all she is doing alot better. They also found out she is allergic to all dairy and taking her off it all completely her asthma and allergies have gotten a little better. I am hoping it continues to get better.

Lori - posted on 07/06/2009

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Hi- My name is Lori and I have a daughter who is 7 and she was just diagnosed March of 2009 with Asthma even though she has had two asthma attacks and one attack landed her in the hospital around her birthday in 2008. But they did not label her with Asthma. We went to an allergist who said she has uncontrollable Asthma and put her on Flo vent and it was not helping as well, so she is now on Advair and it has worked wonders. She is like a different Child, now that she can breathe easier. And she takes Singular also.
I also have a 8 year old son who was just recently diagnosed with Asthma. His is not as severe as my daughters so Flo Vent is controlling his.

Crystal Amber - posted on 06/18/2009

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Hi---My name is Amber and my 2 year old son, Ethan has asthma. He has had issues with allergies and the like since day one, and unfortunately, it has been finally diagnosed as asthma. He's been hospitalized twice because of the extent of the asthma attacks that he's faced. We usually have it okay, but the change of weather, pet dander... anything can trigger it and it violently becomes worse. We are currently on singulair and doing pulmicort and albuterol breathing treatments to help with this issue. We tried an inhaler, and that just does NOT work for a two year old! ;)

Wendy - posted on 05/27/2009

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Hello my name is Wendy and my 5 year old daughter Kiki has had asthma since she was about 2. She has more of a sports asthma though. She is on ProAir inhaler daily as a use as needed espically before activies of running around and also on Pulmicort Respules she uses in a breatheing machince every morning and night. She does really good with the Pulmicort and doesn't have to have so much of her inhaler except when she plays outside or does alot of running around.

Yvonne - posted on 04/30/2009

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Hi - my name is Yvonne. I have 2 children 2 years old and 9 months old and both have asthma. My daughter was diagnosed at 6 months and we've been on medications every since. Thankfully no hospital stays but she's apparently in the 5% of kids that just can't seem to control their asthma. Jayce isn't as bad as Kyra's, the doctors think he has more seasonal related allergies. Right now they're both on pulmicort twice a day, my daughter's on Singular which is one of the last drugs they tried(apparently kids aren't supposed to use it who are under the age of 2) and the Singular seems to be helping. Right now we're attempting to wean them off the medicine through the summer and then in fall put Kyra on the flovent instead of back on the nebulizer. Praying that works but time will tell. Kyra also has seasonal allergies and a huge trigger for her is pet dander.

Shelly - posted on 04/15/2009

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Hi my name is Shelly and my six year old son has asthma.  He was 18 months old when he first got diagnosed.  He takes pulmicort daily and albuterol when he gets really bad.  He is on prednisone right now but the good news is that he hasn't been on it since December.  He has improved with age but sometimes I still get frustrated because just about anything can trigger it.  Have any of you had to deal with family members that refuse to believe your child has allergies? It bothers me because every time he goes to his grandparents he winds up wheezing!

Pam - posted on 03/30/2009

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Hi Melissa, my name is Pam and I have a 6 year daughter who was diagnosed with asthma 2 years ago. She has been using her daily inhaler, steroid inhaler and she used nasonex, without much sucess, we also have the nebulizer here as well and she has had pnuemonia 3 times in the past year,but this past month (March 25th) she had her tonsils and adenoids removed and we have already noticed a huge difference in her asthma. Hopefully she can come off all the medicines daily and use them as needed. Her adenoids and tonsils were so enlarged they were blocking her ability to breath through her nose and her tonsils here so large they were constructing her ability to breath properly. Last but not least...no more snoring!!

Tina - posted on 02/26/2009

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Hi to all of you. My name is Tina and both my kids have lung related issues needing pumps daily. Today the doctor will likely confirm another pneumonia for my daughter (2.5yrs old), this will be her 8th pneumonia in the past 12 mths...

Nikki - posted on 02/10/2009

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My name is Nikki and my 16 month old has Asthma. She developed it last May (at 8 months old) after battling RSV for almost 3 months. She is on an inhaler twice daily (QVAR) and Zyrtec and Singulair. The singulair seems to have helped the most, but it was the last medicine they tried on her. Since Thanksgiving we have not had to use her Albuteral inhaler and we haven't had any attacks that sent us to the ER and no chest colds. Prior to that she has not gone more than 2 weeks without either a chest cold or asthma attacks. We got a great report at our regular visit a couple of weeks ago, and the Pulminologist said she will start trying to take her off some of the medicines in April and see if perhaps we can atleast cut down on the dosages during the summer. Currently they have moved her to the highest dosages for all the medications as they can for someone her age.

Melissa - posted on 01/24/2009

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I know the feeling. the summer months are great for us. My son has only been going through this for about a year. It is all relatively new for us. I used to use a nebulizer. I am glad we don't have to do that anymore. The inhalers are much easier for him.

Dawn - posted on 01/24/2009

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Hi Melissa - My name is Dawn and my 8 year old daughter has asthma. She developed it when she was 6. She is on an inhaler as well as Advair twice daily. Since starting Advair this past June She has done extremely well. Before that she was always having a hard time. Flovent did not help her, and Singulair did not help much. I am happy that her doctor finally had us try Advair or we would have been back and forth to the hospital this long cold winter.

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