I have been using Singulair for 7 years now and it doesn't seem to be helping with allergies that seem to be triggering my asthma. My doctor reccomended that I use Flovent but I don't want to use a steroid as I have osteoporosis.
Both of my sons used to be on flovent and a nasal spray AND albuterol for their allergies and asthma and they STILL had attacks. We pushed for them to be on singulair and they have done so well. Every now and then I will add an OTC allergy med if I know that allergies are high or I give them a puff of the Flovent if the air quality is bad. I also try to avoid steroids. I dont think you can get by with just one thing to treat your asthma. Definately controlling the allergies though is key. Make sure you are taking it at the right time of day. My dr said to give it to the kids in the evening for asthma or in morning for allergies. I also found that it didnt control the allergies by itself so I switched it and gave them the OTC allergy meds like zyrtec during the day. Good Luck!
I've been on flovent and sigulair for over 15 years, i'm 35 now, i think they both work good, but def the sigulair works great for me. Now like you I have bad osteoporosis, but I also was on am still on prednisone, but sometimes you have to listen to the drs, but I will tell you one thing stay away from prednisone at all costs if you can.
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