Hello everyone! I'm going to try & get right to the point with this.
I found out I'm pregnant this past Sunday! Woot! I stopped taking my inhalers and my GP said that I'd have to have an OB evaluate me to see if I can get back on my inhalers. I can't see an OB until I've applied for Medicaid and gotten the expedited insurance card. I apply tomorrow, but it takes about 5 business days to get the card. In the meantime, I'm not having the best of luck with my asthma. I had a flare up last night, after only three days, and had to sneak a puff of my rescue inhaler.
I don't want to be risking my baby like this, in order to keep the asthma at bay. What am I supposed to do in the meantime? Are there any asthma meds they might switch me to if I can't take my Albuterol and/or Symbicort (80/4.5)? How is this going to effect my pregnancy, delivery, and my baby?
If anyone's gone through this, with or without the asthma meds, could you please tell me about your experience and how it effected the different aspects of pregnancy? That way, at least I know what to expect on either side.
Give thanks for what you are now and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow.
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