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October 9th, 2013, 04:28 AM
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So I got up twice out of my sleep last night to use my rescue inhaler, pretty sure that is not ok if you add up how much I am using it. Has anyone taken a steroid inhaler during pregnancy? I need one!

I apologize, I know there was a post awhile back about asthma....but I can't remember
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October 9th, 2013, 05:27 AM
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Yes I take Pulmicort daily I also did Advair daily during my last pregnancy.
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October 9th, 2013, 10:02 AM
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So I guess the risk is worth it to keep you BREATHING for the baby, right?
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October 9th, 2013, 10:09 AM
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LOL yeah. I talked a lot with my OB and allergy/asthma docs about my meds before we ever tried conceiving the first time. My OB's stance is that any small risk from my asthma meds is far outweighed by the negative impact low oxygen levels would have on the baby. I actually switched meds before this pregnancy to Pulmicort because my allergist feels it has the lowest potential risks and my asthma is a little better controlled than it was my last pregnancy.
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October 9th, 2013, 01:37 PM
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I switched to pulmicort when I started TTC because it's safe in pregnancy. I take one dose in the morning and at night. I have always had to have a preventer for asthma but apparently pregnancy can make it worse. Luckily my asthma is pretty well controlled so I haven't had to find out lol.
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October 9th, 2013, 02:09 PM
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For the long term you might want to add some vitamin D too. My doctor who gives all his patients 4-5000 ius of vitamin D told me the other day that it is non existent in his practice. He has not admitted anyone for Asthma in years! Vitamin D has a profound effect on the immune system and will help the baby in the womb as well to train his immune system...they are finding moms who take vit d during pregnancy have babies without serious autoimmune diseases like MS and type 1 diabetes etc!!!! I hope you feel better soon. I used to have asthma symptoms really bad for my first two pregnancies but since I added the vit D everyday it is nonexistent! Wishing you the best!
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October 9th, 2013, 03:00 PM
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I feel like I've been using mine a lot more too. Need to talk to the doctor about this! Glad it's fairly safe though.
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October 13th, 2013, 02:07 PM
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I use Dulera. My OB requested that I use it as little as possible - at least until 13 weeks. I'm suppose to take it 2 puffs daily - but have been doing 1 puff every 3-4 days.
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October 13th, 2013, 05:51 PM
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I had to see a specialist when I was pregnant with DS. He prescribed me albuterol (which I had on an as needed basis already) and QVAR. I had to use them both in the morning and night, but not until I was around 22 weeks. I am hoping to avoid that this time, since having DS I think I have used my inhaler twice. Maybe I *finally* outgrew it like they always said I would. :eyeroll:
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