I like using the nebulizer for my albuterol and Atrovent/iptropium Rx but my doctor says that Medicare will not cover the cost in Arkansas. What else is an option?
Do the Canadian inhalers work. I have thought about getting my Spriva there but so far had been advised against it so haven't done it. Do you notice any difference?
I have Alpha 1 and do the Aralast treatment bi-weekly. For a day or two afterward it makes breathing harder. Does anyone else have this issue ? Or with any of the other treatments Prolastin,Zimera, etc
We took my husband to a walk-in clinic today with symptoms of one of his regular UTIs, been down this road several times, but the nurse said she didn't like the sound of Bill's sinus cough and she diagnosed him with chronic bronchitis and ordered a steroid inhaler for him. After being in here for a few years, I got concerned about her DX. Thankfully, it had to be ordered by the pharmacy so I said, Hold off on that till I ask some more questions. Research showed me that a pulmonologist should be… read more
It really is, Dina. It's also nice to keep them both equally informed. Sounds like you have a good team working with you.
My doctor said that my copd was very bad for someone my age, so he took some blood test and said that I have (Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency) The way he explained it was that I do not have whatever it is in your body that produces enzymes. So I have no enzymes to fight off anything and that is also very hard on my lungs and can also damage the liver. So he is recommending that I take this infusion (shot) once a week for the rest of my life. The name of the infusion is (Prolastin), has anyone… read more
Had a cold last week and felt rotten like you do.
At the weekend I got "the cough" went to gp on Monday and got anti b's and a 5 day course of steroids . Told I am wheezesy but no crackles so no infection.
Well here I am at 2.30 am on Thursday coughing myself silly.
Should I go back to GP? My stomach and back ache like crazy due to the coughing.
I don't want to block an appointment slot, if there is nothing they can do.
My doctor is thinking about changing me from Symbicort to Perforomist nebulizer so insurance will cover it. Anyone have and pros or cons about this change? I am unsure because I know nothing about the Perforomist. Please help me understand more about this change, if you will, and thank you. God bless.