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Does anyone else have problems with blood pressure rising on ProAir and Symbicort?

Does anyone else have problems with blood pressure rising on ProAir and Symbicort?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

what can you do to lower the heart rate and blood pressure? any one ? mine is just getting higher and higher !!!!

posted about 3 years ago

Rescue inhalers

Rescue inhalers

For those who use rescue inhalers (i.e. Respimat, ProAir, Ventolin...how often do you use and how does it help you?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I use my nebulizer in the morning. Also use symbicort and spiriva in the morning. Then my rescue inhaler for coughing fits. Then my symbicort at night.… read more

posted 4 days ago

Have used Proair for about 5 years.

Have used Proair for about 5 years.

It is no longer working for me...............Can this happen and do you need to change product? if so, which one is recommended?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

My insurane stopped covering ProAir and my doc switched me to Ventolin for an on demand inhaler and Brovana 2x a day through a nebulizer. That stuff… read more

posted about 1 year ago

How do you afford inhalers with Medicare??

How do you afford inhalers with Medicare??

I am on Incruse Ellipta and Breo Ellipta, plus Proair as an emergency and also a nebulizer when I have flare ups. I will be going on Medicare in January. Any tips on how to afford them on Medicare?

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

medicare has a deductable so does SS

posted 18 days ago

Has anyone had problems with hair loss after being on Inhalers for a few years...

Has anyone had problems with hair loss after being on Inhalers for a few years...

Has anyone else have any problems with hair loss after being on Inhalers ( Symbicort and Proair ) for several years? I am experiencing severe Hair loss and cannot figure out why....only thing that has changed for me is being diagnosed with COPD and put on Inhalers 3+ yrs ago...

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

No, inhalers have not affected my hair......

posted almost 4 years ago

Has anyone any experience of travelling by plane after developong COPD?

Has anyone any experience of travelling by plane after developong COPD?

Hi, I have mild/moderate COPD, it fluctuates wildly according to the weather. I do not use oxygen and my oxygen level is 90%.
I love going abroad to Corfu, the flying time is about 5 - 5 and a half hours. I haven't flown since developing COPD,
Has anyone had experience of flying with COPD - how was it for you. Any tips? Thanks in advance.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I have had COPD for going on 9 years. And I have flown a couple of times.and had no problem at all. I know the airlines have oxygen if you need it . But… read more

edited, originally posted 3 days ago

What's the proper process for diagnosing COPD? What information should be provided? Which tests should be done? What should we ask about?

What's the proper process for diagnosing COPD? What information should be provided? Which tests should be done? What should we ask about?

Yeah okay its 4 questions, but they're all connected so its 4 parts to the same question.

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I went to the ER,had tests there,doc confirmed it was asthma,and dyspnea,with a possible copd,my doctor sent me for a pulmonary funtion test,the results… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Need help on alot of things

Need help on alot of things

I know I have ask before I would like to know a good diet and exercise to help me to loose this weight my dr told me I need to get it off. It is just so hard to do alot when you feel like you cant breath or get out of breath so easy. I have severe copd I am on oxygen most of the time. I get so depressed over the things I cant do any more. I do my proair twice a day and symbicort, Is there a better medicine to take over others I just feel so lost about alot of things about the medicine… read more

A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Try feeling good over the things you still CAN do rather than dwelling on things you can't do. None of us can do what we used to do, but with a little read more

posted about 2 years ago
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