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Also I am dyslexic so please excuse any spelling errors.
I am from New Zealand,
I am 52 Years old and suffered SOB for 18 months before I was diagnosed with COPD, the doctor believed I had GERD as if I ate the wrong food or just a little but to much I would have a lot of trouble breathing. I have had to spyrometry tests done, the first I believe was 28% ( although I still had a chest infection ) the 2nd after prednesone and antibiotics was 34 or 36% I can't remember which.
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I am currently on Spiriva Respimat (2 puff in the AM) and Breo (1 puff hour later). I was told by my pharmacist that this combination came up with side effects and that I should ask my doctor to change the Breo to something else. I use to take the Spiriva alone - but had a flair a few years ago and my pulmonologist added Breo. Maybe then it was okay :)
Has anyone changed out the Breo for something else? Pharmacist suggested Trelegy once a day..
Thanks for your suggestions **
Thank you Barbara! I have been considering Symbicort - as I have heard Spiriva and Symbicort are a good combo. I have had breathing problems in the PM - so this may be the boost I need. I will talk… read more
I seem to get anxiety when getting ready to go out somewhere. Hyperventilating and Having a harder time breathing, when I was breathing just fine right before. [Only on nighttime oxygen.] A lot of times when I go to bed and just put the oxygen on, I'll have to sit up a few minuets to calm down.
I'm wandering if it is common or normal? Or if it's just me? should I say something to my regular Dr. or my pulmonologist? Or is it just me freaking out.
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p.s. The employment laws in my State include any workplace of at least 15 employees
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