I blame the placebo effect. If they had told you this inhaler was just like your old ones, it would have worked just as well. But no, they had to plant the seed in your mind that it might be defective and inadequate.
They didn't tell me. The inhaler just wasn't working and was obviously different. I went a-googling and found out that, yes, there had been a switch and why.
I did start to suspect something was up when it was also about $20 more than usual, but I thought that might be because I'd switched insurance.
OK, then I blame nanny state busy bodies, or vice versa.
The top two posts provide persuasive evidence that Unfogged is indeed written by a
47 77-year-old man, but are silent on the issue of his baldness.
OK, then I blame nanny state busy bodies, or vice versa.
Busy state nanny bodies? Nanny body busy states? Banana body noodle statues? I'm confused.
"nanny state busybodies" produces a surprising number of Google results. "nanny bodies" seems to be an occasionally used shortening of the phrase.
Unfortunately, the fact that the FDA mandated this very likely means that no lawsuits can be brought. Thanks, Republican tort reformers!
Has anyone else experienced these inhaler problems?
My young daughter got one of the new ones. It didn't work--not because it wasn't effective, but because "it tastes bad," and she refused to use it, even as she was wheezing and coughing.
In what sense does the inhaler not work? Is it a mechanical problem?
I always liked that Abuterol was basically tasteless. Does the new stuff taste like Primatine? Because Primatine tastes like ass.
My daughter specified neither primatene nor ass. "Tastes bad" was all I could get out of her.
Who would you sue? The manufacturers for not selling inhalers that were more effective but are now illegal? The FDA for making the inhalers illegal in compliance with the Montreal Protocol? The people who negotiated the Montreal Protocol in the first place?
The medicine was still albuterol. The pharmacist told us that the propellant had changed, as Becks said.
But now that I think about it, we've gotten other inhalers since then, and haven't heard complaints from the little one. I don't know if they're the same make, or if the pharmacist has tried others, but the problem doesn't seem as large to her as it once was.
I've been known to get dust or pocket lint inside an inhaler. Sucking that down at the speed of an albuterol puff would certainly qualify as tasting bad. Also, pocket lint in the trachea is kind of awful.
There is altogether too much grossing me out going on today.
Dow closes up 11.2% Suck it pessimists!
I predict a fall tomorrow.
By "not working", I mean it's not effective. I primed it and everything and I'm breathing deeply but it doesn't at all feel like any drug is getting into my lungs and I don't have any relief after using it.
Although on the "tastes bad" front, I think these inhalers taste less bad than the old ones.
19: Indeed, the S&P 500 is now a mere 17-18% below its close on Friday, September 26. This is undoubtedly the most impressive utterly fucking useless rally I've seen, unless it can keep this pace up for the rest of the week.
Otherwise, markets, please just keep collapsing until I can save another decent chunk of cash out of my paychecks.
What is this, a holiday from commenting? You'd think it was a nice day with no one at work or something.
The Mayo site says the medication from the new inhalers may feel softer and warmer than the old ones. Also they need to be cleaned and primed every time.
But I have no personal knowledge about the new inhalers. I blame the French responsible for the Montreal protocol.
I blame the French responsible for the Montreal protocol.
Yeah, no kidding. We should call them Freedom Inhalers.
22: Are you telling me that some people actually get this day off work?
I hate Columbus and all Italians, because I was expecting a book in the mail, but no mail today.
Garibaldi, Puccini, Verdi, Dante, Petrarch, all of them. Sly Stallone. Madonna. Are there any other famous Italians? I hate them too.
26: Even me? I mean, I can understand hating the Irish half, but . . .
Leonardo Da Vinci, my personal hero? You hate him too? Dude, you got too far.
Oudemia, it's really a tragedy that you were born with a double taint. Even people who like, or at least can tolerate, the Irish or the Italians might have ill feelings about the other one.
I suggest becoming a nun. Nuns have no nationality or gender and are usually thought of as innocuous, except when they're having orgies and killing their babies.
it's really a tragedy that you were born with a double taint.
Now there's an anatomical marvel!
On the inhaler: My girlfriend has one of the new ones, and found out (not from her doctor, or any instructions that came with it, or anything like that) that she needed to spritz it four times, and not three (or in any case one extra time) to prime it.
After which, it works fine.
Becks, are you using a chamber with your inhaler, like this one? Because the new athsma inhalers are pretty much useless without one. Seriously, if you haven't been instructed by your doctor or pharmacist to use one with your inhaler, there has been some serious negligence.
When these chambers were still somewhat newfangled, Fleur's accidentally fell out of the car onto the parking lot as I was exiting the car. Fleur picked it up, waved it in the air, and yelled after me across the parking lot, "[Knecht], you dropped your penis extender."
Coulda killed her for that...
30: I didn't know from whom it would come, but I did know it would be comment #30.
I was trying to give Oudemia some helpful advice, but the Unfoggetariat had to make it into a smutty grunge-speak joke. But that's OK. Oudemia can shift for her tainted self.
35: JRoth did it with more style, Emerson, but the effort is appreciated, I'm sure.
I'm not using a chamber with it, Knecht. I've got one around here somewhere, I think. Thanks for the tip!
Becks, are you using a chamber with your inhaler, like this one? Because the new athsma inhalers are pretty much useless without one
If that is true I am probably never going to use an inhaler again. There is no way I am carrying around a chamber to use with the inhaler. I have never had to use one with any of the inhalers I have had so far.
JRoth did it with more style, Emerson, but the effort is appreciated, I'm sure.
This is why I'll never be an all-star commenter: I don't even remember posting that.
Or, possibly, I don't even remember posting that.
Woo-hoo! Flickr Pool gold: Iris and a guy in a Utilikilt!
Yeah, I didn't remember it! Oooh. Heading over to the pool to see Iris. Who is owed to me, JRoth.
The chamber has the effect of making the user look even more like a dork. No way I'm schlepping that around.
Iris, last week, on seeing a lovely waxing gibbous moon: "When I grow up, I'm going to worship Artemis."
44: See? Mine. Fork her over as promised, JRoth.
Oudemia is Artemis? That makes JRoth's comment particularly inappropriate.
46: No, no. I'm down with Athena, as is Iris. We're sympatico.
Still, parthenos either way.
Let's put it this way: put Iris, Artemis, Oudemia, and Athene in 4 boxes on your screen, start singing the song, and we all know which one of these is not like the other....
On a related note, it looks like Kai will have gray eyes. Gorgeous.
Oh, hey, oud: are there any actual stories involving Hecate? Iris is curious about her, but all I've got is a dubious version of the Persephone myth. OTOH, I finally pulled out Arachne; I've always been reluctant to tell a story in which Athene comes across as such a petty, well, you know. But I figure Iris is ready to handle the hard truth about the gods.
I added my cute jack o'lantern to the Flickr group. I want more craft projects in my life.
It's delightful, Bear.
What's the deal with Iphigenia? Hecate?
Our cat is an inverse genius. He not only got himself locked in the garage, he got locked inside a padlocked wooden tool chest inside the locked garage. Brilliant!
Now Snark, the cat, and I are all very dusty, and we had to rouse the landlord from pyjama'd football watching.
53: It's alright. Your landlord will be in a very very good mood at the moment. As am I.
I love the randomness of our Flickr pool.
Oh, hey, oud: are there any actual stories involving Hecate?
Pythagoras slaughtered a hundred of her when he discovered that the diagonal of a square is incommensurable.
Hmmm, I just got my new inhalers in September and they seem to be doing a fine job. What are you taking? I definitely want to echo Knecht's comment about the spacer. I don't think my steroids would be anywhere near as effective without it.