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What Is The Difference Between Ymbicort Vs Bevespi Aerosphere And Spiriva Vs Stiolto Respimat.
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i have just 30% left on my lungs and have more and more difficulty to breathe more or less correctly ....seeing my doctor lately and he change my prescriptions telling me that I will breathe better .......my problem is that I do not know these inhalers and prefer staying with the ones I know than going to something I don't know ......my doc just told me that I will breathe better , but that answer do not convince me really....so ,I try to find someone who are using these inhalers before and… read more

posted November 5, 2017
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

Symbicort is a steroid inhaler that I use twice a day plus rescue Ventolin. I've been on SeeBri, Incruse and Ultibro bronchodilators--they are not steroids. They don't seem to work for me. Just quit Ultibro after 5 days because I was gasping for breath all the time and even used my walker thingy for around my apartment. My oxygen dropped to 90-91. It is usually 97 -98. I have 35% lung capacity. My doctor told me to keep on it for 4-6 weeks but I am not. Have to call him this week to let him know and he will give me a lecture I'm sure, but he's not inside my lungs. If I am gasping with 90% oxygen and using Ventolin all day long without much effect, that is not a win for me. I recommend that you research LABA and LAMA medications - some are long and some short acting. One good place where my sister went when she had MAC disease was the lung hospital in Denver. Website: www.nationaljewish.org---they are looking for former and current smokers for COPD research. My Dr. in Vancouver BC is a world authority on it and offered me 3 studies to be in but my job interfered with timing. I also look at COPD International for many things, exercise, treatment, etc. You really have to be your own advocate, especially women because most of the research has been on men.

posted May 7, 2018
A MyCOPDTeam Member

i think we should remember that new medications come on the market all the time. i was on advair forever and since using breo and incruse feeling even better. unless you see your dr. you won't know

posted November 7, 2017
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I saw my GP two weeks ago - for an unrelated matter - but I mentioned my COPD. He said that I should stick with the three inhalers I have.

posted November 16, 2017
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I use Symbicort, Ventolin & Atrovent, every day. Began with Symbicort, in 1997, when COPD was first diagnosed. The others followed over the ensuing years. my COPD is now chronic. I really struggle to clear the overnight congestion from my lungs every morning as I take a shower. Some days, I have to pause in mid-shower to cough and clear the congestion. There are NO inhalers that can help. I know that my COPD will kill me. And I defy it by continuing to smoke. Why NOT.....? I'm dying, slowly, anyway, so why should I not enjoy my habit to the end? Right now, my cousin is in hospital, dying of lung cancer. Makes me feel a fraud for complaining about my COPD.

posted November 7, 2017
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I used Utibron Neohaler and it about locked up my lungs took forever to get rid of it. It may be diff for somone else I just warning Y’all good luk

posted November 7, 2017

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