I’ve posted before about how I have occasional severe asthma that has put me in the ER once, my asthma only responds well to epinephrine inhalers which went off the market in the USA and are not available anywhere else apparently.
As a child I cycled through a whole lot of asthma medications including prednisone injections which were just horrible side effect wise, and I was STILL having the same amount of attacks! I took myself off and got along fine with Primatene always handy. I had an allergy screening done, where your back is pricked with tons of allergens, results inconclusive.
I’ve seen doctors since and treatment options are more limited than the USA, mostly they advise salbutamol inhaler taken 2-4X a day or prednisone. I had a stockpile of Primatene but again that won’t last decades.
Then I saw another asthma sufferer on some board mention she got hers under control via claritin(loratadine) and I was intrigued, the side effect profile was almost non-existent and it was dirt cheap. So I tried 10mg daily for a few days to see.
I have not had an asthma attack since.:eek: I mean WTF, you have got to be kidding me right? Goddamn miracle medicine. I can’t even remember the last time I needed the Primatene exactly.