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I notice on my Part D that my Symbicort price is over $3500... has anyone else had this increase on their Part D plans?

I notice on my Part D that my Symbicort price is over $3500... has anyone else had this increase on their Part D plans?

Why increase in Symbicort on Part D Plans

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I think that has to be a typo; I can't imagine anyone thinking they could get 3500 for symbicort. $350 maybe, but not %3500! You best bet is to go to… read more

posted 13 minutes ago

How do you afford inhalers with Medicare??

How do you afford inhalers with Medicare??

I am on Incruse Ellipta and Breo Ellipta, plus Proair as an emergency and also a nebulizer when I have flare ups. I will be going on Medicare in January. Any tips on how to afford them on Medicare?

People talk about humidity affecting their COPD....should my home have high or low humidity?

People talk about humidity affecting their COPD....should my home have high or low humidity?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Depends on what you're most comfortable with. Figure out where you're most comfortable (probably around 40%) and go from there. Most of us are more… read more

posted 11 minutes ago

AM or PM?

AM or PM?

hi I take my Seebri once a day ,I have been taking it approx 5.30 pm each day
Is this the correct time to take this please?
Regards
Rod Spinks

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Whatever time works for you is the correct time to take it. Sometimes people find that if they take their 24 hour meds in the morning, they don't quite… read more

posted about 11 hours ago

Can anyone help with the pro's and con's of the Zephyr Valve?

Can anyone help with the pro's and con's of the Zephyr Valve?

Pulmo Dr. gave me the go ahead on pre-testing for this valve. Has anyone had this procedure, and was it successful? Any concerns I should be aware of that could possibly be helpful? Also, any websites would be useful as well.
My Dr. gave me a pamphlet and a brief description on how this should go. Wanting to ask the 'patient' as you are the one who has been through it.
Any information would be welcome, Thank you in advance.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

@A MyCOPDTeam Member, thank you for the info you provided, I appreciate you and your knowledge.

posted about 11 hours ago

Does anyone experience leg, hand and feet cramps?

Does anyone experience leg, hand and feet cramps?

I am on Bevespi and Asmanex for the past three months. I have been having very frequent, painful cramps in my foot, toes, lower leg and hand/fingers. It seems it started after a change in medications, Has anyone else had the same problem? I tend to think it may be from Asmmanex, which is a corticosteroid. Any feed back will be appreciated.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I do exercise, take a magnesium supplement and drink lots of water during the day. And still get the cramps

posted about 14 hours ago

How do know when it’s time to start seeing a specialist?

How do know when it’s time to start seeing a specialist?

I’m just unsure what a specialist will do for me that my Family physician can’t do. I was put on a daily inhaler but I don’t find it does anything to help. Does that mean I’m not ready for a daily inhaler?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

My PCP only diagnosed the symptoms and was treating me for chronic bronchitis. He never referred me to a specialist. I changed PCPs and found the same… read more

posted about 6 hours ago

Wondering if there a connection between indigestion and other stomach issues and COPD?

Wondering if there a connection between indigestion and other stomach issues and COPD?

Have had stomach issues since my teens. December will mark 10 years of battling COPD. Have been through extensive tests concerning the stomach and thorough testing on my heart. I have indigestion a lot, sometimes all day long, sometimes with nausea, sometimes with pain on my chest, in my back between my shoulder blades. During these days, I am sleepy, fatigued, sometimes with a head ache. Other days it is completely not there!

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Thanks so much, Jean! I will look into it.

posted 2 days ago

Wondering if there a connection between indigestion and other stomach issues and COPD?

Wondering if there a connection between indigestion and other stomach issues and COPD?

Have had stomach issues since my teens. December will mark 10 years of battling COPD. Have been through extensive tests concerning the stomach and thorough testing on my heart. I have indigestion a lot, sometimes all day long, sometimes with nausea, sometimes with pain on my chest, in my back between my shoulder blades. During these days, I am sleepy, fatigued, sometimes with a head ache. Other days it is completely not there!

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have found that the medication can actually cause the stomach issues. Check with your doctor and get a referral to a gastroenterologist to further… read more

posted about 6 hours ago
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