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Anyone experienced severe side effects from use of inhalers?

Anyone experienced severe side effects from use of inhalers?

Why is there so little discussion here of the side effects and dangers of both short and long term from the use of inhalers or even long term oxygen therapy? For example, did any doctor tell you that the use of Spiriva Respimat doubles the risk of cardiac arrest? I had my worst flare up on the first day of use. And I have stopped using ipraproprium bromide (Atrovent/Berodual) because after a couple of uses I get feelings of extreme weakness accompanied… read more

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

No I didn't know this. I am on Oxygen at night and nap time.

posted 2 days ago
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Any experiences with Trelegy Ellipta?

Any experiences with Trelegy Ellipta?

Has anyone used Trelegy Ellipta? I have tried Anoro which didn't work and currently using Symbicort which isn't working well either. In fact if I use Ipratropium/Albuterol 2X a day via Nebulizer it works better than Symicort...my plan will not cover Spiriva (Medicare D)...so, any experiences with Trelegy?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

l use Advair and comivent and my nebulizer

posted 11 days ago
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I need guidance. When should I call my Pulmonologist or go to Walk in Care. I don't want to over react but don't want to wait too long .

I need guidance. When should I call my Pulmonologist or go to Walk in Care. I don't want to over react but don't want to wait too long .

I had to use my Nebulizer during the night. When I got up chest felt a lot of pressure, breathing was quite difficult, I'm wheezing a lot, coughing often but not bringing much up. I used my Advair and Spiriva, then the nebulizer. Every 5 minutes or so I have a coughing spell sometimes I bring up a little mucus. I feel like breathing irritates my upper chest and makes me cough. I'm… read more

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Yes it is thankyou

posted 12 days ago
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Iam on so much medication for years and its starting to get me down any advice please

Iam on so much medication for years and its starting to get me down any advice please

Iam on Nebulisers. Ventolin 1 by 4 times daily,Pulmocort 1 by 2 daily. Now iam on an antibiotic Nebuliser 1 by 2 daily.Iam also on inhalers Speriva & Symbicort. every time iam hospitalise I pick up super bugs and now almost immune to most antibiotics any one with advice

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Pulmonary rehab is great! Do it if you can. My insurance right now doesn't cover it. Used to do it every 2-3 years. Always new information. I was able… read more

posted about 1 month ago
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Trelegy Ellipta

Trelegy Ellipta

Dr is changing me from Symbicort and Spiriva Respimat to Once a ay Trelegy Ellipta. Has anyone used this before? How did it work for you?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

my dr. gave free samples it work great for me, but insurance don't want to anything on it.

posted 20 days ago
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Has anyone from the US bought their medication from Canada?

Has anyone from the US bought their medication from Canada?

Spiriva, xopenex inhaler, Symbicort inhaler
Or Daliresp.

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I buy a drug that is identical to advair in India. I take tovia in india instead of spririva but I don't think it does as well but it has been about… read more

posted 21 days ago
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Spiriva Respimat and Symbicort which should i take first

Spiriva Respimat and Symbicort which should i take first

Not having a regular doctor doesn't help much so hoping some ideas from here.
I take one dose daily of the spiriva and one dose twice a day of the symbicort.

Which one do most take first? Any advantage of one over the other? Or does it make any difference?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I used Spiriva and Symbicort I did Spriva first then Symbicort right after

posted 22 days ago
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Has anyone tried any natural methods for your COPD?

Has anyone tried any natural methods for your COPD?

Has anyone tried any natural methods for your COPD? If so, please let me know if any have worked at all please. I am currently on Spiriva and Symbicort and the out of pocket costs are ridiculous. Also the side effects on the Symbicort are not making me feel so hot. The symbicort also caused me to have severe anxiety and out of control eating issues. Is this normal? I mean, truly, I want to eat 24-7 and I never eat over 2000 calories a day. This is insane.

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

I had Spriva and not that good now I am on dualkir morning and night and Salbutomol inhaler for day or night up to 4 puffs 5/6 times a day some days I… read more

posted 22 days ago
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MEDICATION QUESTION

MEDICATION QUESTION

HI EVERYONE, i am currently on symbicort 160 and spiriva. i cannot see any help from the spiriva what so ever. i have been on many medications and the dr cant seem to find the right combination. i wanted to know if you could take breo and symbicort together? i have been on symbicort and breo both and they seem to help but are not enough by thereself. thanks for any information you can offer.

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Dr put me on encruze took me off anoro so I take advair twice a day once in the morning and at bed time take encruze midday I have seen alot of… read more

posted 22 days ago
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does anyone use out of country drug companies?

does anyone use out of country drug companies?

I used Canada drugs for several years because they saved me about %50 on my drugs (Spiriva and Advair) now the U.S. Justice department stopped that and now Spiriva is no allowed by medicare, what is a good alternative?

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A MyCOPDTeam Member said:

Call the company!

posted 9 months ago
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