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Old 11-01-2008, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default asthma inhaler break the fast?

Hello

im having asthma and allergy, and i have to take one inhale in the morning and one before bed. Does this break the fast?

im using Symbicort

http://patient.symbicort.com/symbicort/

i also forgot to mention, what about allergy tablet?
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Old 11-02-2008, 03:17 AM   #2
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Hello

im having asthma and allergy, and i have to take one inhale in the morning and one before bed. Does this break the fast?

im using Symbicort

http://patient.symbicort.com/symbicort/

i also forgot to mention, what about allergy tablet?
You can't be serious, take your medication as rx'd. I honestly doubt you inhaler or allergy meds will break the fast.
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Old 11-02-2008, 08:51 AM   #3
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Like said above....take your meds as needed....otherwise fasting is no good if you can't breathe or stay alive.

If you have breathing issues....dump all dairy for 3 weeks....see if that helps your condition any.
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:16 AM   #4
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Meds do not break the fast.

IMO, it is calories that break the fast, not simply ingesting something.

One thing to be cautious of is that meds or other compounds on a *very* empty stomach can sometimes be more potent in their biological effects (think alcohol for an example).
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:54 AM   #5
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fasting is no good if you can't breathe or stay alive.
This is good advice.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:06 AM   #6
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This is good advice.
So is this

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If you have breathing issues....dump all dairy for 3 weeks....see if that helps your condition any
Paleo eating really does help my breathing especially dropping dairy
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:46 PM   #7
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Training hard and eating well takes care of my asthma. If I stay away from CF for too long - first wod after a break causes similar signs as asthma does.

Used to have some gnarly asthma as a kid!
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Thank you
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