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  1. #36
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    Quote Originally Posted by rosebyanyothername View Post
    hoping Blade or someone else medical can weigh in. I have a very mild case of asthma that almost never requires treatment (a few times a year i need my inhaler). However in the last few days-over the holiday weekend of course, my asthma has become very poorly managed. I need my fast-acting inhaler every few hours, even in the middle of the night I wake up with wheezing and tightness in my chest. I paged my OB yesterday to see if there is anything they can do, and the on-call doctor (not my doctor-who is in a solo practice), said he had never heard of the medicine in my inhaler (pirbuterol) and that go to the ER. Which I didn't do because the case doesn't feel emergent and didn't have anyone to stay with my 2 year old. But I am worried about the effect of the inhalers on the baby, sometimes I need 3-4 puffs to get the attack under control. I keep thinking it will go away (has been triggered by allergies). But this is the 4th day like this.
    About 1/3 of women with asthma have a worsening of their overall control during pregnancy (an equal proportion see an improvement). Basically, pregnancy induces an imbalance in the T cell response which triggers most asthmatic reactions, and the imbalance [which is probably necessary for fetal survival] can lead to more asthma triggers and more genuine exacerbations. The most common identifiable trigger which worsens control status is a recent viral illness, like a cold.

    The medication in your inhaler is perfectly safe in pregnancy (it is a B2-agonist, the most common medication used for symptomatic relief. Since asthma is literally the most common chronic disease to afflict pregnant women, it's definitely a little shocking that the on-call person didn't recognize it). Asthma management does not change from pre-pregnancy to during pregnancy, but since many women are more reluctant to use medications when pregnant, one contributing factor to the worsening of overall control is non-adherence to medications. Anyway, I would talk to whoever prescribes it for you (a primary care doctor, if you have one). You are failing symptomatic relief and need a longer-acting control therapy, the most common of which is inhaled corticosteroids [again, safe in pregnancy.] Once you deliver the baby you might well not need these medications as the immune imbalance I spoke of reverses itself quickly.
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  2. #38
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    @Blade, how have you been feeling since your scare last week? Anymore pain or spotting?
    Wife to Jordan.
    Mommy to Everett Callan, born 2010 and Callie Sage Eilonwy, born 2013
    and 2 fur babies: a male standard poodle named Shasta, and a female Australian shepherd named Scout.

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    Still spotting, much less pain. Have my ultrasound tomorrow.
    Blade, MD

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  4. #42
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    I hope it looks good! Glad the pain is a little less. You'll be in my prayers!
    Wife to Jordan.
    Mommy to Everett Callan, born 2010 and Callie Sage Eilonwy, born 2013
    and 2 fur babies: a male standard poodle named Shasta, and a female Australian shepherd named Scout.

    If you have any questions about PCOS, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, or Cystic Fibrosis testing, please feel free to message me

  5. #44
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    thanks whit, that's very sweet of you.
    Blade, MD

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