Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: In my own little piece of paradise
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I take singulaire for my asthma, and my 6yo dd and 4yo ds do as well. I have never in my life been as well controlled as I am now that I am on singulaire. I was off of it for several years, while I was having babies. At that point, my pregnancy and nursing hormones seemed to protect me. But as my hormone levels went back to normal I started having serious issues again. Back on the singulaire now, I am in wonderful shape. I actually have not had one side effect from it, and I am generally ultra sensitive to drugs of any type.
My kids. My son has a reactive airway. When he is not on singulaire he vomits EVERY SINGLE NIGHT because he starts to cough and can not stop. Usually several times a night. When he is outdoors, especially near leaves or pollen (uh?...everywhere), or indoors near dustmites, he is in trouble. The singulair makes him NORMAL. And no. He has not experienced even one side effect. He is definately a happier little boy when he gets a full night's sleep and a half day outside playing hard...which he can't do without the little peach pill that he takes every night before bed. Do I absolutely HATE that he is dependant upon MERK? YUP. And do we feel blessed that we have the technology available to us to treat him with more than a glass of warm water. YOUBETCHA!!
DD has had symptoms of asthma since she was 12 mos old. We started her on singulair when she was about 2 years old. It made a difference in the frequency of her symptoms. When we run out of her prescription, she almost always ends up in crisis. Neither do I notice symptoms/side effects in her.
My kids are happy, active, sleep twelve hours a night, when we control their asthma symptoms.
I use vitamins, supplements, herbs sometimes, too, by the way, on top of the inhaled steroids and rescue inhaler. But the one piece of the puzzle that seems to make it all work the best is the singulair.
Mama to two awesome kids. Wife to a wonderful, attached, loving husband. I love my job-- I'm a Midwife, Doula and Childbirth Educator, Classes forming now!