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3/11/12 4:01 P

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I was pregnant last year and had really bad Asthma flare up from January through May and I was fine with my albuterol inhaler. My OB had no issues with me continuing to use it. Being able to breath is very important. I have a very healthy 7 month old now. I wouldn't completely cut off the use since being able to breath is very important, but try to limit your use until you are able to see your OB.


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3/7/12 9:34 P

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Hi there! First off, congratulations! I don't know about the Symbicort, but the Albuterol should be fine to use without harm to your baby. I talk to the nurses when I give blood as I also have to worry about what is in my system for that and they assure me that even with my that, my blood is still perfectly safe for newborns to receive. It is still always best to talk to a doctor, though just in case f any other concerns.

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3/7/12 4:31 P

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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.

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