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anyone else?<br><br>
i had been toughing it out without my inhaler (it is not that bad-only when i exercise do i have a little attack...) but tonight i felt like i really needed it so i googled and found out albuterol is category C.<br><br>
are there any safer alternatives? is there some kind of natural remedy i don't know about?
 

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Hey Delish, is it triggered by allergies? If so, I wonder if nettles would be a good option. I have severe allergies to a few things that result in asthma attacks and my ND reccomends nettles. Lots and lots of nettles <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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thank you for the reply! it usually only happens when i exercise.<br><br>
are you doing nettles as tea? i have nettles tea bags.
 

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I get asthma attacks with cold air and exercise and use an albuterol inhalor. I've never been diagnosed with RAD, but I guess it sounds like it's it.<br><br>
I think occasional use of Albuterol during pregnancy is okay. I used it with DD and my OBs said no problem. They also countered it by saying that a mom with low oxygen levels during an attach is more of a risk to the baby that a couple of puffs of Albuterol. I know it's Category C, but I wonder if it's more of a risk if a person takes it often, like in the case of uncontrolled asthma.
 
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