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I recently stopped taking Singulair for my asthma. I stopped taking it because my mom and I were thinking that it may be the cause of my ear problems (pain in both ears and hearing loss). I weened myself off of it, going from my normal 5mg dose, to 2.5, and now none.<br><br><br><br>
Once I starting taking a lower dose I did notice that the pain in my ears did lessen, though it was still there. I haven?t taken any Singulair since Thursday, and my ears have only hurt a few times.<br><br><br><br>
I am curious if anyone else has had trouble due to Singulair. I am not having the easiest time breathing, and do greatly miss the Singulair. I have been taking another medicine, Pulmicort, along with Singulair, but it isn?t really doing the trick. I am going to the doctor on the 15 am and going to ask if there is a different asthma medicine I could try, because right now I would do anything to get rid of my ear problems.
 

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i have VERY severe asthma and singulair did NOTHING for me. i stopped taking it and have been taking something called ADVAIR and it's great!!!!! i've had asthma for 30 years and this is the best stuff EVER and trust me....if they made it for asthma i've taken it. i've had no side effects and maybe i use my rescue inhaler once a week. i used to go thru 1-2 per MONTH.
 

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Singulair might have as adverse events: pharyngitis, sinusitis, impaired nore breathing - so singulais might be the culprid for your ear problems.<br><br>
Singulair works on the leukotriens in order not having to use steroids. Advair isn´t comparable to singulair because it´s a combination of a corticosteroid ( fluticasone) and salmeterol.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Lothar M Kirsch</i><br><br><b>Singulair might have as adverse events: pharyngitis, sinusitis, impaired nore breathing - so singulais might be the culprid for your ear problems.<br><br>
Singulair works on the leukotriens in order not having to use steroids. Advair isn´t comparable to singulair because it´s a combination of a corticosteroid ( fluticasone) and salmeterol.</b></div>
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yea but it WORKS. which is my point. most of drug therapy (especially asthma i found) is trial and error. if one doesn't work or side effects are too much something else might.
 

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Drug therapy definately is trial and error. Pulmicort does absolutly nothing for me. I have been using my albuterol inhalor about 3 times a day now.<br><br><br><br>
I got really freaked out last night because I was home alone and felt like something was pushing down on my chest. If I don't get adjusted to no Singulair in 2 more days I am going to go back on it until I go to the doctor (and hopefully get a different med.). It is nice not having ear pain, but I think being able to breath is higher up on the priority list
 

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I use Ventolin (when needed).<br><br><br><br>
Works good for me.<br><br><br><br>
You could also give this a thought : <a href="http://www.buteyko.com" target="_blank">www.buteyko.com</a><br><br><br><br>
I haven't done the course myself, but I try it before I take medication and often it works.
 

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Sandiemac: actually my point was: it´s stronger than singulair, and great that it works with you.
 

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sorry i missed that point. it may also work for vegansurfer...singulair does'nt seem to be compatible for her...and you can't just rely on albuterol 3x day and struggle in between. maybe low does advair (100/50) or even plain serevent
 

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Yes you´re right, it might work for her, but she has to try it out by herself.
 

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My mum is on Singulair with out a problem. I've just been put on Seretide (preventor and reliever in one) which is excellent. Have you tried that yet? Its a puffer but it looks like a spaceship - its a purple circle thingy.<br><br>
You just have to make sure you wash your mouth out afterwards or you get a sore throat.
 

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I have taken Singulair in the past. Sometimes, when I have had a bad asthma attack, I would take it for a month or two along with my other meds. But now I'm using Advair, and I haven't had an attack in over a year!
 

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advair is the BOMB!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:">
 

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Well, last night I couldn't take it any longer, and I gave in, and took the Singulair. I am going to the dr. in a week, and we're going to see if I can switch meds.<br><br><br><br>
Have any of you tried Prevental? My dr. was talking about that one before Singulair, so I am assuming he is going to suggest that for a new med.
 

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<div class="quote-block">I got really freaked out last night because I was home alone and felt like something was pushing down on my chest</div>
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That's really scary! If that happens again, you should really consider going to the hospital. Asthma is nothing to fool around with!<br><br><br><br>
You were asking about Proventil---it's the same thing as Ventolin or Albuterol. It's a good rescue medicine, but not great for preventing attacks (or that's what my dr told me.) Be sure to stress the difficulty you've been having breathing when you see the dr, ok?<br><br><br><br>
And mention that the Singulair isn't working out for you. Like you said, treatment is all trial & error. It has taken me & my doctor a while, but my asthma is FINALLY under control. I hope yours will be as well, and very soon.
 

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proventil is a rescue inhaler so....but they do make a time release tablet that you can take. it doesn't work the same as singulair though. i really think you should look into advair
 

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I have had asthma for 22 years now. I currently take advair, singulair and proventil inhaler. I take prednisone when it's real bad. When I was pregnant I was only allowed to take my proventil. But my asthma did ok until after I had my baby. I would seek some natural alternatives maybe. I tried acupuncture, but it caused me to have panic attacks(all the needles).
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by 808veggie</i><br><br><b>I have had asthma for 22 years now. I currently take advair, singulair and proventil inhaler. I take prednisone when it's real bad. When I was pregnant I was only allowed to take my proventil. But my asthma did ok until after I had my baby. I would seek some natural alternatives maybe. I tried acupuncture, but it caused me to have panic attacks(all the needles).</b></div>
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i keep prednisone in the house at ALL times. i keep a bottle of 50 in the fridge and when i have a breakthrough of symptoms i do a "pulse" of prednisone (30 mg daily and decrease by 10mg till off over 3 weeks). after being asthmatic since 1973 i've learned this works best. but...since advair came around i've had NO breakthroughs in almost a year <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/carrot.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":vebo:"> singulair did nothing so i don't bother with it<br><br><br><br>
when i was pregnant with my daughter (in 1991) i was on theophylline and was told i could stay on it or go off and just use proventil which i did also.
 

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Do you still eat cheese and dairy? Stop eating those if you do. I read an article that pinpointed the cause of ear problems, asthma, sinus problems as being dairy--cause of the mucus it creates. It causes ear infections in children as well as adults, and the increase in childhood asthma has gone up significantly in the past 20 years after the Dairy industry started pushing milk products so much. Got Milk?<br><br><br><br>
Just a thought.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by jwnyc</i><br><br><b>Do you still eat cheese and dairy? Stop eating those if you do. I read an article that pinpointed the cause of ear problems, asthma, sinus problems as being dairy--cause of the mucus it creates. It causes ear infections in children as well as adults, and the increase in childhood asthma has gone up significantly in the past 20 years after the Dairy industry started pushing milk products so much. Got Milk?<br><br><br><br>
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i've heard that too...but never noticed an icrease or decrease in symptoms relating to dairy. i still use cheese but don't tolerate milk very well since my surgery so i use soymilk on cereal instead.
 
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