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asthma during prgnancy

Do any of you ladies have asthma? I am 14 weeks 4 days baby #3. I have had asthma for the last 5 years and was on singulair daily and I also have an albuterol inhailer but I stopped taking them when I found out I was pregnant. I have been fine with my breathing until yesterday. I'm getting this nasty cold and I can feel the tightening in my chest. The doctor told me to start my meds but they are class b and c medications. Singulair said its safe but there is no human studies..... It doesn't sound safe to me. I am older this time around my girls are 10 and 7. Everything feels so different. Thanks.
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Avatar universal
Ive had asthma since the age of 4. Im 29 now and have been using the albuterol inhaler all my life. I have 2 kids and used the inhaler throughout my pg. Im pg with my 3rd and still use it as needed. My kids are perfectly healthy.  My ob said the inhaler is fine. Not sure on the singular though.
7543158 tn?1391981669
Had asthma since I was about 8. I've always had albuterol inhalers and I definitely wouldn't use it while pregnant. You can look up certain exercises to help open up your lungs if you're having an attack. The army taught me how to breathe properly and control my anxiety so my attacks aren't as bad anymore. The baby is making it a bit harder now but so far I haven't needed my inhaler. I've gotten well enough that I've only had to hit it maybe a handful of times a year in the last 5 years.
Avatar universal
Some medicines are not so safe during pregnancy. But, sometimes the risk of not taking them is worse than taking them. I have seasonal asthma/ allergies. I have been on my inhaler, sinus meds, and 2 rounds of antibiotics in the past 2 weeks.when having respiratory problems such as asthma, when an attack happens it usually causes a fast raipid heartbeat and anxiety. This is not good for the baby. That is why a breathing treatment with the machine is a last resort. If the medicine helps control your breathing and helps you maintain a good respiratory level I would take them. Your doctor isn't going to prescribe something that's going to do more harm than good. My mother has full blown chronic asthma. I have been around this my entire life. Take the meds, its better for you in the long run.
Avatar universal
I have asthma and I'm 30+6 I've only had to use my inhaler a few times during this pregnancy and it was prescribed so its safe.
Avatar universal
I had an asthma attack and had to go to er. They gave me a breathing treatment and an albuterol inhaler. I use it as needed. It's perfectly fine and safe.
7754230 tn?1408543947
My OBGYN told me my inhaler is safe to use, I've had asthma since I was 11 yrs old. 1st pregnancy!  :-)
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