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i recently had my Spiriva handihaler ( the one with the capsules of dry powder) updated to Spiriva Respimat-the new inhaler that gives a few seconds of continuous fine spray-i have had an exacerbation lately (about 4 weeks ago) and still am continuously coughing and struggling to bring up the mucus and breath freely-i think my doctor feels this new form will help me more now that my COPD seems to have worsened - i have only been using it for 2 days now-does anyone else have experience using Spir… read more
My husband has two puffs Inspioloto respimat in a.m, one he later Alvesco, has gained weight, also has a rescue inhaler, has moderate COPD. been on one year, some days better than others. Seeing… read more
My pulmonologist changed my medication from the spiriva handihaler to a spiriva mist that's more like an inhaler. So far this has allowed me to do alot more that I could. Maybe it's because it's new to my lungs and opens them much more.
Anyone else having issues with gag reflex problems while trying to take the maintenance inhalers? All of them are powder, so I do use a spacer which helps a bit, but still end up dry heaving or vomiting right after taking a dose. I have tried Breo, Dulera, and Combivent Respimat and all three so far have made me gag
I do feel it is important to note though, that I am currently pregnant, so the my gag reflex is a whole lot more heightened than when I had to take these medications prior to… read more
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