My main concern in a situation x, SHTF scenario is my asthma.
How are we going to manage our asthma? What would we do if we have an attack and hospitals are closed/destroyed?
The logical thing would be to stock up on our medications, get a nice 6+ month supply.
There is one major problems with this:
Most pharmacy's/insurance will not allow you to have more than a month's supply.
I have thought that in a bad enough SHTF scenario I am going to have to knock off a pharmacy for my asthma meds.
This is what I have come up with so far:
1. Online Pharmacy's
I have slightly browsed the web and there does seem to be some online pharmacy's that will sell you multiple albuterol inhalers, I am not listing any
links encase it conflicts with T&C plus I have not used any so I wouldn't be able to recommend any.
2. Talk to your doctor.
One of the main drugs they give you if you go into the emergency room having an asthma attack is prednisone. It is almost a miracle drug for asthma. I
can be almost ready to pass out due to lack of oxygen and if I take a few prednisone in twenty minutes I'm clear and breathing like a champ.
I am going to ask him for prednisone and anything else he may recommend for emergency asthma attacks. Prednisone has zero abuse potential and you
cannot really overdose from it so I may have a chance.
I know of two things that are over the counter that will help with attacks a bit.
- Mini Thins, Ephedrine. It's not the best drug for asthma but it's easy to acquire legally and stock up on.
- Caffeine has been found to dilate bronchial tubes. No paper work or bureaucratic laws involved, stock up on as much as you want.
My question to my fellow ATSers:
Do you know of any natural ways to cure asthma attacks?
Please only list remedy's that you have personally tried and do not list natural remedy's for asthma maintenance
Once again, this thread is for known solutions for severe asthma attack remedy's ONLY, the type that would put you in the hospital.
I'm looking forward to everyone's input, hopefully we can come up with some great solutions to give asthma suffers piece of mind.
[edit on 19-10-2009 by lucentenigma]