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
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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