370736 tn?1247242917


Hi everyone! Does anyone else out there have asthma? This is my first pregnancy with asthma and the whole thing is putting me on edge. I just got over a bad cold and had to use inhalers etc. Even when I didn't have the cold I already felt breathless at times. I think it is part of the whole hormonal thing but just double checking to see if anyone else has had similar symptoms. Thanks.
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237300 tn?1231454718
When I was preg. in May ( I had a m/c) I was taking singulair and albuterol inhaler.  I was told by my general practioner not to take Advair b/c of the steroids in it.  Recently I went to see a genetic counselor and he said that I should stop taking the singulair b/c their hasn't been a lot of studies done on the effects it has on preg. women.  He said I should take Advair instead.  On Fri I spoke to my RE and he said that I should listen to him or my OB about the singulair thing and not listen to the genetic counselor.  He said that he would recommend taking the singulair and not the Advair.  Well I stopped taking both and so far so good.  Everybody said the Albuterol is okay...it's been tested for years.  Good luck to you and I hope you don't get such conflicting views...so far I have 3 for Singulair and 1 for Advair...good luck!
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296076 tn?1371334474
I have asthma really only when I am pg or have a very bad cold.  I use my abuterol inhaler and the doc thinks it is fine... the baby needs o2 ya know...  
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281219 tn?1219114914
I have asthma and use inhaler (long acting and short acting) and Singulair. My pulmonary doc and OB said they're fine to use in pregnancy. I have been using my inhaler a lot more during pregnancy and I'm pretty sure it's because we are now breathing for 2 and our blood flow (which carries oxygen) is going for 2. Feeling MORE out of breath is totally normal in pregnancy even without asthma, so with asthma it's normal to need to use your products more, but talk to your doctor b/c they can adjust your presciptions and meds so you're being controlled via Singulair and long-acting meds without having to rely on the bronchodilators (albuterol, etc) as much.
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