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Forum Name: Asthma

Question: Flovent


 Ralphie32 - Sat Apr 23, 2005 8:23 am

Asthma? Probably, but not sure. For @ 5 years i've been taking flovent when I begin to notice mild SOB. On average, I take it 2-3x a week. Most times I feel "normal." However, I do know that if i'm going to be exposed to prolonged exercise or sub 35 degree temperatures, I will experience mild-moderate SOB and mild wheezing. So, as a preventative measure, I make sure I use the flovent on those days and again I never have any symptoms. I feel like I have this asthma(?) under control. Occasionally I will "test" cold temps and exercise and sometimes I will have the recurring symptoms. My question... is flovent used solely for asthma? Do I indeed have asthma? If so, should I just consider myself fortunate that it's a mild form of astham and easily controlled? My MD never gives a straight answer...not sure he knows exactly what to call what I experience. He seems content that whatever I have is easily controlled & not to worry what to call it. Just curious...or should I be more concerned?
 Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Apr 24, 2005 8:32 am

User avatar Hi Ralphie32,
Flovent is a steroid inhaler used not only to treat asthma but other forms of lung disease for example, COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, etc. The purpose of using Flovent is it decreases inflammation and is used to prevent an asthma attack. It will not stop an asthma attack that has already started. From what you state, your symptoms (wheezing, and shortness of breath) are essentially nonexistent when this medication is used on a regular basis which coincides with symptoms of asthma. I would suggest since you are relatively well controlled with your current treatment that you continue doing so, of course under your doctors supervision.
Sincerely,
Rntdj
 marianna33 - Sun May 01, 2005 5:19 pm

From what I know about my daughters asthma, flovent is a "maintenace inhaler" it needs to be used on a daily basis, not just when "symptoms" occur.......a rescue inhaler is used when in a crisis. Most of the time that is an Albuterol Inhaler or used in a nebulizer treatment.
 Ralphie32 - Mon May 02, 2005 9:56 am

marianna33 wrote:From what I know about my daughters asthma, flovent is a "maintenace inhaler" it needs to be used on a daily basis, not just when "symptoms" occur.......a rescue inhaler is used when in a crisis. Most of the time that is an Albuterol Inhaler or used in a nebulizer treatment.

 marianna33 - Mon May 02, 2005 4:16 pm

You are very welcome!

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