I have some questions about the use of EpiPens for a severe asthma attack.
Background Information: My past two allergists, who have now retired, said I should use an EpiPen for a severe asthma attack if my Albuterol inhaler or Albuterol nebulizer treatments were not giving me any relief. My new allergist does not agree with the use of an EpiPen for a severe asthma attack. She wants me to just to go straight to the hospital. She said the EpiPen should only be used if I have a severe allergic reaction. This concerns me greatly because several times in the past the EpiPen was the only medication that gave me some relief. Also when we are at our cabin we are 45 minutes from a hospital. During my last severe asthma attack which was caused by second hand smoke, I had to have three breathing treatments and two EpiPens. I had some relief from the EpiPens but I was still having trouble breathing when I arrived to the hospital. The ER doctor was happy with the medications I had already taken.
Do you carry EpiPens that you use for severe asthma attacks?
What does your allergist or pulmonologist say about the use of EpiPens for a severe asthma attack?