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Symbicort Vs Advair
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Have been on symbicort for 1 year. Just had to switch to advair due to insurance co. Anyone know difference of symbicort and how it differs

posted January 2, 2015 (edited)
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I currantly use 250/50 advair, heart dr. Just started me on a beta-blocker also to control the blood pressure with blood pressure pill and its amazing. I dont breath as heavy as before cause it slows my heart down. My heart used to pound really hard when I was having a bad breathing spell, now its so different. Much better though. I carry my nebulizer with me all the time. I take it to work with me too. I work in a flower shop and have to unload trucks, mama mia talk about breathing heavy!!! But I get through it so far.

posted January 14, 2015 (edited)
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I find if I stay to long on one kind of inhaler OR nebulizer Med , my body gets immune to it . ANYBODY else experiencing this ?

posted January 3, 2015 (edited)
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Iv been on Aaadvair and Spariva since 03. And don't know much about sim score but Advair and Spariva do not contain any steroids. I have read and my Dr confirmed that Advair actually has more healing properties and actually encourages new lung cell groth.

posted January 2, 2015
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i think symbicort saved life-the dr says so too. i had gotten an infection and of course it was on holiday-hate exposing myself to emer. room so took a couple drags of symbicort and got my breathing under control. When i went to dr. he was pleased i did that. Both glands on my throat looked like pingpong balls ready to bat. just had to speak up for symbicort. thanks all

posted August 20, 2015 (edited)
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Maybe thats the difference is you are on oxygen 24/7. Im not on oxygen. Only time im on oxygen is when im hospitalized and come home with it. Then its usually only for 2 weeks, fortunately I havent been hospitalized for a year now, but I didnt have a flu shot this year. Had a pnemonia shot, but refused the flu shot. Bad reaction from shot 3 years ago, doctors office gave me flu shot when I was sick and it started a chain reaction, hospitalized 3 times within a 4 month period, guess they didnt use the right antibiotics, but always ended up on prednizone. Much better now.

posted January 15, 2015

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