This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Primatene® MIST. All opinions are 100% mine.
I remember the first time that I had an asthma attack. It was in my early years of college and I was out on a training run for an upcoming race. I was several miles into my run and away from home and suddenly found myself gasping on the side of the road for my breath. As panic began to set in, I knew that I had to calm myself or the situation was only going to get worse. I managed to calm my breathing through long slow breaths that calmed my mind, slowed my gasping until my symptoms began to subside and I was able to finally breathe normal again. While I was able to get it under control this time, I knew then that I never wanted to feel that way again and that it was something that I needed to discuss with my doctor.
At the time of my first attack, I had medical insurance so I went in and was diagnosed with intermittent asthma that was exercise induced or made worse with cold air and allergens. I was able to get an inhaler to be used as needed from my doctor. When it came time to get another inhaler, I realized that my prescription had expired and I no longer had medical insurance. I didn’t have the resources to pay for another doctors visit to get a new prescription and the high out of pocket cost for a prescription inhaler wasn’t an option at the time. I was stuck at a cross-roads and beyond worried because the thought of not having an inhaler to use when needed absolutely freaked me out, but I also didn’t have the money available to see and pay for a doctor as I had no health insurance.
As I chatted with a friend, she told me about Primatene® MIST. It was such a relief to be able to purchase an inhaler over the counter when I was unable to see my doctor. It was so helpful when I was having asthma issues to help restore my breathing and start to feel relief of symptoms (wheezing, tightness of chest, shortness of breath). I continued to use Primatene® MIST for many years to help manage my asthma symptoms and was so thankful that this was an easily accessible and cost-friendly option.
That’s why I’m so happy that Primatene® MIST is available over the counter—to help me breathe easier. Primatene® MIST is the only FDA approved, over the counter asthma inhaler for temporary relief of mild symptoms of intermittent asthma. The new inhaler is a CFC-free metered dose inhaler and even has a built-in spray meter to show how many sprays you have left so you’re never surprised with an empty canister. With the cool temperatures and allergens amping up, I definitely made sure to have one on hand!
Primatene® MIST can be purchased in the following stores: CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens & Walmart and online at CVS, Walgreens and Walmart. To learn more about Primatene® MIST, click here for more info and to see where to buy.
I am not a medical professional. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.