How long does it take for singulair to work

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640719 tn?1277143630 hmmmm Singulair is also an allergy medication (or suppose to be) but it may not be enough for you to control hayfever. It affects a different part of the immune system than the typical antihistamines so some people it works better on, some it does not work as well. From what I got out of the research results if that it does help allergic symptoms but not a huge amount, that is why it is an asthma medication that can also help allergies.
486038 tn?1300066967 While taking shots for ms will Flonase or singular hurt me to take it
Avatar f tn I have used cromolyn. It does work well. I tried it with intal and had no positive effect. Intal is just cromolyn through and inhaler. I used the same cromolyn through a nebulizer and it worked so much better. The cromolyn did not feel as stong as singulair and needed repeated dosages through out the day. A good suggestion. A very gentle medication that does work very well for some. I am not sure about long term usage of cromolyn longer than 2 years.
Avatar m tn Work with good doctors and they will eventually get you back to good health. It may take a long time (3+ years for me), but it is possible. Also, pulmonary function tests can be a little miss leading. The numbers are based on 'norms'. You may not be close to the norms even healthy. I have the opposite problem. My normal is far above the norm so doctors think I am ok when I am 30% below what is healthy for me. Basically, an FEV 1 of 70 for you may be perfectly healthy.
Avatar m tn I was taking prednisone this year for about 2 months total and read it causes bone loss/high sugar. how long can I take it safely, can I take 10mg/day for 6 months to a year?
Avatar n tn Had total shut down in my breathing abilities. Had ProAir on hand and had to take it every three hours for four days to to feel I was able to breath at all. I started researching and I found that Symbicort can cause Adrenal failure and Immunosuppression. You wouldn't think possible using medications for 30 days. I began with having food intolerance to most everything. I found I could no longer tolerate preservatives, food colorings, the list goes on. I cough constantly.
Avatar n tn This is called eosinophilic pneumonia, and can look like regular pneumonia on a chest x-ray, the difference is eosinophilc pneumonia is not infectious there is no bacteria causing it, it is caused by this infiltrating blood cell (eosinophil) that inflames the lungs, and only steriods will control it, or chemo. Many do seem to have to keep getting on steroids for the asthma, that is so bad, but they just can't get well.
Avatar n tn I've had the same problem for a month or more. I went on a week long vacation and it seemed to mostly go away for the week. Then back to work, and wham! Right back at it. This makes me believe it has to be stress and anxiety related/mental. That doesn't mean it has gone away. Either that or my bed at home isn't right for me and I'm not getting the right kind of sleep. Obviously I'm thinking about it a lot if I'm searching online for answers no one has.
Avatar m tn I had a surgery done five years ago,on my left side to open nasal passges,it was perecived to be successful,but it didn't work,as time went on for a year or two other symptoms developed,my nasal passages is so bad sometimes I can't breathe it worsens at night time.My doctor has prescribed me with the following medications for the last three years or more allerga d twenty four hour for my sinus,rhinocort for my allergies,and zyrtec.
Avatar m tn hi, I want to share my one experience about asthma cure , before 4 years ago I had worse asthma attacks someone told me about saltmine treatment , so I visit to salt mine for 10 day and I spent daily 10 hours in mine it really work and I was feeling like my airways are clear and I can breath without any tightness ,and my medicines starts to go down,my doctor was also surprised , I help me for I year,and after that I haven't enough money to visit that mine again,if it is possible for anyone with
Avatar f tn Oh I should also mention that it also takes about 1-2 months for some long term asthma medication to take full effect so don't take it for 2 weeks and say it isn't working, give it a chance! So I take Singulair for asthma and then claritin (as needed) and a daily steroidal nasal spray for my allergies. I would highly recommend seeing a specialist though.
Avatar m tn To be fair, maybe the Singulair is kicking in or I have finally been taking fish oil long enough for it to have an effect. It's impossible to be sure without continueed testing for the next couple months. What IS certain is that the body IS capable of reversing a serious electrical cardiac malfunction IF the right curative combination is discovered, if only temporarily. If anyone wants to explore this, google Eniva Vibe. It's a worthwhile $40 experiment.
Avatar f tn 025 in am and rest at pm, well it worked good for me and i never took it up to the whole .05. it takes little of meds to help me so i stayed at half a pill untill i came back off of it . i think klonopin is a great med. try it at .025 half the pill twice a day and in 3 days go up to the full does like dr said if you feel the half is not doing it for you . good luck.
Avatar f tn How long have you been taking your medication? It takes a good 6 weeks to even start to work and a full 12 weeks to reach maximum results! If it has been more than 12 weeks then you should ask your doctor for something else or something along with it. Treating migraines is a marathon, not a sprint and seldom is dealt with on the first medication. It most likely will take a combo of meds. In the meantime here are some over-the-counter things you can try. 1.
Avatar f tn I have a good doctor (specialist) but he doesn't explain things to me. I'm trying to be better at understanding the situation and what I must do. I find it hard to take a lot of meds - just a quirk of mine or stubbornness. I will look into the homeopathic medicines and the mask. Again, thank you.
Avatar f tn i take flovent its only 110 mcgs i take to puffs morning and night i also take singuair but it doesnt seem to do anything. thank you for your help ill have to tell my docter about them.
168348 tn?1379360675 She was at the Dr on Thurs for sinusitis and negative strep so now we know why it wasn't strep. Will call her Ped today to get a script for Prednisone. Been years since she's been on that and hope for a better night -- this came out of the blue and they say the 2nd night can be the worst of 3. 17 .... she used to get croup as a toddler/child all the time but it's been years. All I've read here says it's rare in an adult. Croup - http://www.medhelp.
Avatar n tn The above post by amichall is correct take him to the doctor and ask about the meds, some meds do cause a lot of side effects and this little child has enough to cope with,as he cries so much I would think at thie stage it would be better to comfort him not use any time outs or punushment as I doubt he can help it, he is too young for punishment, does he sleep during the day as if he does he may not be able to sleep many hours at night so check on how long he naps during the day, focus on his po
Avatar f tn A hard task when you wake up covered in blood from scratching while asleep, a thing that came all too rarely and only after getting so exhausted that it was impossible to stay awake. So when the steroids seemed to work and stop the hives for half a day to 3 days, I memorized the feeling and started working towards self inducing that feeling instead of the horrible panic and despair that being covered in ugly painful itching hives constantly tended to make me feel.
Avatar n tn It doesn't matter what temperature the water is, or how long I am exposed to it for, for the hives to occur. The thing I find strange is that it only affects my torso, and never my legs, face, or lower arms. I was only 2 or 3 years ago when i researched "water allergy" on the internet that I came to know what the condition was called. Everything I read about Aquagenic Urticaria that described the symptons, exactly matched what I have experienced for the last 23 years...
Avatar n tn It is an important step and your are courageous for making it. For me, it was a tough decision mainly because of the great unknown of the sx and how I would tolerate it all. The first shot was a little scary but I did it myself in my docs office with her and a nurse watching. She told me I did a good job and that helped a lot. I drove myself home and although mentally felt different knowing it was the start of treatment, physically I felt fine.
1574314 tn?1296204882 There are many other uses. I refused pred for a non-asthma use in 2009. It took longer to get over the problem, but it was a wise choice. Tammy, a friend just told me that she was on cromlyn (sp?) neb the last time she was in the hospital and it worked very well for her. Have you tried that. It is not a good rescue med and is no longer available as an MDI, but it might help you. Also, have you been evaluated for VCD? Take care.
Avatar dr m tn Fifth, if you have any known allergies, especially if it's something in your bedroom, try to either remove it or or lessen your exposure to it. For example, many people are allergic to dust or molds, and if you have carpeting, or an area rug, it can harbor these allergens. Frequently washing your bed sheets in very hot water also helps. Investing in a quality HEPA filter should help even more. If you have any pets, consider keeping them out of your bedroom.
Avatar n tn Apparently fluid can seep from the back of the nose and go down the throat the brain reacts to stop the fluid going into the lungs which closes the voice box, this then stops you breathing, the brain then realises that the lungs arent working so wakes you up and that is why you wake up coughing and trying to get your breath, this is how it was explained to me. I have been told that it is not dangerous and that I will always wake up, it is just very stressfull.
Avatar n tn This also more frequently for the last 2weeks, has lead to an inability to breath. This happens anytime for no reason that can be seen and even at night while sleeping. After a 20 seconds or so it clears without the apparent need for an inhaler. The prescribed Asthma medicine does not seem to hold off the problem as the problem seems to be worsening. We have also visited many doctors and they say his lungs are clear. I hope someone can help.
Avatar f tn now he used to but grew out of i don't know how she has it...maybe it will be like her daddy and it will pass as she gets older.
Avatar f tn When people stop and give their bodies a chance to heal, a whole bunch of layers of stuff start to come out. I wrote out this long cure. I know it will work but I can't post it here. I will put it on my blog simply mimi dot net. You might need some individual coaching on the timing, but it will be easy to take you through now that I walked through it. Come work with me. It's affordable and you have nothing to loose.
108861 tn?1227249648 I used to work for UPS as a part time supervisor, he used to work construction. Just after Sept 11, he was laid off, due to the homeowners deciding to save their money instead of remodeling their homes. This, in a way, was a good and bad thing, since he'd hurt his back at work several months before lay off, and was hurting really bad every time he went to work. Two months after he was laid off, I got pregnant.
Avatar n tn hi i have had a cough that causes my airway to close and makes it very difficult to breathe, they were like coughing spasms , i've had this cough for like 2 months, i've been to the doctor and they told me it has a chest infection and i was probably developing adult on set asthma,( they put me on binozyt for the infection which didnt work then augmentin which helped,)i'm 22 and never really was affect by this coughing problem till now, i was started on asthma meds (seretide diskus, and singulai
Avatar dr m tn Nasal congestion alone doesn't cause obstructive sleep apnea, but it can definitely aggravate it. If your palate and tongue structures are predisposed to falling back easily due to sleeping on your back and muscle relaxation in deep sleep, then having a stuffy nose can aggravate further collapse downstream. Untreated obstructive sleep apnea can lead to chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, weight gain, high blood pressure, heart disease, heart attack and stroke.