Before losing over 100 pounds, I was on three different prescription asthma medications, plus back-up inhaler and took breathing treatments as needed, and on two different prescription allergy medications. A few years before getting serious, I had a bad spell where they had to call an ambulance on me three times at work within a five month period because my asthma was so out of control. Since losing the weight, I have been taken off all my prescription medications. I have an inhaler, just in case, but I have not had any need for it for a year and a half. On occasion I'll take some over the counter Benadryl when something is stirring in the air, but I no longer have to buy monthly prescriptions.