Elizabeth's Asthma Story
Nighttime asthma symptoms cause daytime problems*
Elizabeth just started high school this year, and as a busy teenager, she's worried about her asthma symptoms affecting her sleep. "I usually did okay during the day," she said, "but sometimes my coughing kept me up half the night."
Nighttime asthma symptoms began to affect Elizabeth's performance at school. "History was the worst," she said. "It was so hard to stay awake. My mornings turned into a blur. I couldn't remember what we learned in class when I was trying to do my homework."
Nighttime asthma symptoms may mean a lack of asthma control
Elizabeth's doctor recognized that her nighttime asthma symptoms, like coughing, meant that her asthma wasn’t well controlled. "I thought I was fine," Elizabeth said. "That's what I said when my doctor asked me about my asthma. But then we talked more about my symptoms, and my doctor said that I could probably feel a lot better."
QVAR® for asthma control
Elizabeth's doctor prescribed QVAR®. "I take it twice a day, around the time when I brush my teeth. That makes it easier for me to remember. It took a few weeks for me to notice a difference, but since then, my asthma hasn’t bothered me as much."1
*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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