Trevor's Asthma Story
Soccer dad stays active by controlling asthma every day*
Trevor has asthma and is the busy father of two kids. He's also the coach for his son's soccer team. "Soccer is big in my family," he said. "My kids, Joey and Michelle, play in a youth league and I coach Joey's team."
"It wasn’t that unusual for me to use my quick-relief inhaler during a game, especially if it was a really close game or I was running around a lot. It was during a game last season that I had a pretty bad asthma attack."
Trevor recalled what happened. "Joey had just scored a goal against the other team. He was playing great, and everyone was excited. I was running down the field and shouting and cheering. And then it got hard to breathe."
A trip to the emergency room
Trevor needed to be taken to the emergency room due to his asthma attack. "The day went from being really great to being really bad," Trevor said. "It was especially tough on the kids. I remember them being very upset."
After stabilizing Trevor, the attending physician at the emergency room gave Trevor a prescription for QVAR®, an asthma control inhaler that can help ease inflammation of the airways, one of the key causes of asthma. "Joey and Michelle made sure I got it filled that same day."
QVAR® helped get asthma under control
Trevor also went to see his regular physician for a follow-up appointment. "She told me that taking my asthma control medicine could mean less chance of having to go back to the emergency room.1 Since then, I've made sure to take my controller medicine exactly the way she told me to. It's helped a lot—I don't have to use my quick-relief inhaler as much when I'm running around with the kids."
*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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