35 million people across the U.S. suffer from asthma, including me. For decades almost everyone has used Albuterol or other CFC inhalers as an emergency relief medicine to help them breathe when they are experiencing an asthma attack. Recently, the EPA has banned the use of Albuterol and other CFC inhalers bacause of the CFC in them.
The CFC is used as a propellant to allow the medicine to reach the user’s lungs. Apparently, the EPA says that the small amount of ChloroFluoroCarbon released in the miniscule life-saving puffs is breaking down the ozone layer. Give me a break. In their infinite wisdom, they decided to ban a medicine that has saved countless lives (including my own) and replace it with an almost untested HFA medicine, called ProAir.
This ProAir does not treat asthma in any way. In fact, it has made mine worse because it uses Ethanol and I am allergic to corn. Now that I don’t have a rescue inhaler, my life is one big asthma attack. I am coughing uncontrollably as I type this, just like I have been for the past two days. I have no relief and there is no way for anyone else to get Albuterol.
There is a petition online to try to bring Albuterol back. please, I beg you, sign the petition. Even though I would prefer that you read the entire petition, no one is forcing you. If you don’t know what to say, read what other people have said and form your own opinion.
If you are getting tired of reading this, please sign the petition and go on with your life, because you might just save mine. If you want to hear more from me, continue reading.
People all over America are agreeing that ProAir does nothing. Letters have been sent to the company and the only reply that ever comes back says that ProAir works just as good as Albuterol, but we need to breathe in harder and deeper whan inhaling it. Are you KIDDING??? Some of you may know that during an asthma attack, people take the medicine because they can’t breathe in harder or deeper.
One man says,
Currently I cannot run or do anything physical including riding my unicycle. I tried today but within minutes I felt like I was going to have to call 911. I literally thought I would suffocate to death (which can very well happen). So, no more unicycle. I might put it in my attic so it won’t tempt me and cause any serious problems.
People, I need your help. Fill out the comments box at the bottom of the petition and help me get my life back. I’m afraid that if this continues I might make a few trips to the E.R., and not for unicycle injuries.