Collette's Asthma Story
Asthma sends a travel agent on a trip to the hospital*
Last year, asthma patient and travel agent Collette had a particularly bad asthma exacerbation. "I wound up in the hospital," Collette recalled. "It was during allergy season, and work had been particularly stressful. I’m a travel agent, so I'm really busy in the spring and summer. Everyone's going on vacation then. After that, my doctor put me on a combination inhaler and said we'd try that for a few months."
A change in the asthma treatment plan
After a few months, Collette's doctor said that it was time to step-down asthma therapy. "I was scared at first. I hadn't had any more asthma attacks, and I definitely didn’t want to. But my doctor explained that once my asthma was under control, it was important to use the lowest amount of medicine to maintain that control."1
Stepping down and maintaining asthma control
"We decided to try stepping down from my combination inhaler to a single-medicine inhaler," Collette said, “and my doctor prescribed QVAR®. I've been on it for a few months now, and my asthma is still under control.”2
*Note: The examples presented here are a combination of patient stories. Any resemblance to actual people, living or deceased, is coincidental.
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