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    Fev's up but switching meds??

    <P>Hi! It's been a while since I have posted anything but I always read these forums. I was wondering, my daughter's pfts were the best they have ever been at fev 112%. I was floored!! She had just been on prednisone for 5 days but still! Anyways, she keeps having episodes of needing to be on steroids so the pulmo thinks we need to change her meds from advair to symbicort. What I dont understand is why if her pfts were so good? Why would she keep having these "episodes" if her asthma is improving?? Or if her lungs were so open and clear?? </P>
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    <P>Short history: She has one mutation, G576A. Thats it. 44 and 39 sweat test results. She takes singulair everyday for all the mucus and she has been tested for pi, which she didnt have. She has not been diagnosed with cf but they have not cleared it yet. because she still struggles with lung problems. (pneumonia, sinus infections, lung collapse) Under weight but her pulmo thinks if we can get her asthma undercontrol she will be much healthier. She does not wheeze. Never has really. Just cough, runny nose, pale, and redish purple circles under eyes.</P>
    <P>Anyways, any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much for reading this rambling message.</P>

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    Fev's up but switching meds??

    <P>Hi! It's been a while since I have posted anything but I always read these forums. I was wondering, my daughter's pfts were the best they have ever been at fev 112%. I was floored!! She had just been on prednisone for 5 days but still! Anyways, she keeps having episodes of needing to be on steroids so the pulmo thinks we need to change her meds from advair to symbicort. What I dont understand is why if her pfts were so good? Why would she keep having these "episodes" if her asthma is improving?? Or if her lungs were so open and clear?? </P>
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    <P>Short history: She has one mutation, G576A. Thats it. 44 and 39 sweat test results. She takes singulair everyday for all the mucus and she has been tested for pi, which she didnt have. She has not been diagnosed with cf but they have not cleared it yet. because she still struggles with lung problems. (pneumonia, sinus infections, lung collapse) Under weight but her pulmo thinks if we can get her asthma undercontrol she will be much healthier. She does not wheeze. Never has really. Just cough, runny nose, pale, and redish purple circles under eyes.</P>
    <P>Anyways, any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much for reading this rambling message.</P>

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    Fev's up but switching meds??

    <P><BR>Hi! It's been a while since I have posted anything but I always read these forums. I was wondering, my daughter's pfts were the best they have ever been at fev 112%. I was floored!! She had just been on prednisone for 5 days but still! Anyways, she keeps having episodes of needing to be on steroids so the pulmo thinks we need to change her meds from advair to symbicort. What I dont understand is why if her pfts were so good? Why would she keep having these "episodes" if her asthma is improving?? Or if her lungs were so open and clear?? </P>
    <P></P>
    <P>Short history: She has one mutation, G576A. Thats it. 44 and 39 sweat test results. She takes singulair everyday for all the mucus and she has been tested for pi, which she didnt have. She has not been diagnosed with cf but they have not cleared it yet. because she still struggles with lung problems. (pneumonia, sinus infections, lung collapse) Under weight but her pulmo thinks if we can get her asthma undercontrol she will be much healthier. She does not wheeze. Never has really. Just cough, runny nose, pale, and redish purple circles under eyes.</P>
    <P>Anyways, any info would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much for reading this rambling message.</P>

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