... Hi everyone. First post.
First some background.
I'm a 35 year old male in relatively good health. I'd estimate that I'm 25 lbs overweight. As an infant I had whooping cough. Growing up I had mild Asthma and took Ventolin and Becklovent. I smoked on and off from ages 15-30 (about 1/2 pack per day) with a few 1 year quits in between. I didn't use any asthma meds from age... (1 replies)
... I have had a chronic cough for 4 months! I am not a smoker... never have been. Had all the PFT testing done and it all came out normal. Now, I have develped SEVERE bronchial spasms that are not improved by any of the standard asthma meds (albuterol, spiriva, flovent, etc). I've been on steroids for 4 months now and just seem to be going downhill! I feel like I am dying... (4 replies)
... I have been using Spiriva recently, in addition to Albuterol, and while Albuterol is quite helpful, I have yet to see any notable positive effects from Spiriva. ... (4 replies)
... My ex husband has COPD and has been on Advair and Spiriva for several years. His breathing is getting worse and I told him he might have to get on Oxygen. He said Oxygen is bad for you because it hardens your lungs. ... (4 replies)
... Wondering what the consensus is as to which of these have helped folks the most w/ Copd and/or Asthma. I was on Advair, but could not deal with the loss of my voice. Otherwise it caused no other problems. Have been switched to Symbicort, but concerned about the warnings re: death from Formoterol. Is this warning over-hyped ? (0 replies)
... on a league. Your husband needs a competent pulmonologist. Many are at Emory University Medical Hospital. No mention of meds like I take to control COPD Spiriva, Advair and Albuterol. I have to force myself to exercise but it's like running track, once you get going your breathing becomes easier. ... (0 replies)
... Hi Everyone,
After reading these passages I think I'm more confused than I thought I was. My mom is 63 and has been told she's in "end stage" COPD. Hospice is in our home but after reviewing Hospice's criteria for COPD patients it's not the typical 6 month time frame used by their assessment teams. Her pulmonologist has said 8 months maybe. Mom is still a horrible... (9 replies)
... twice a day and Spiriva once a day for COPD along with an albuterol inhaler and have been steadily gaining weight even though I workout 5 days a week. ... (0 replies)
... Hi, I was on Advair, until I went on Medicare and lost myBCBS scripts plan. My pulmonologist put me on pulmacort(the generic brand) nebulizer AM and HS. I find that it works well for me. Peggy from Fl. (2 replies)
... What strength of Adviar are you on?
I have done the Advair & Singulair combination for years.
I started on the Advair 100/50 and over the next couple years worked up to 250/50 and then 500/50 as my asthma got worse. I stayed at 500/50 for years because I was constantly having things trigger my asthma. Finally I started getting things under control some and this last... (2 replies)
... I have been on Advair for many years and this year I tried to stop it. It did not work and I developed SOB at night. ... (2 replies)
... n't need it. At first I was doing just fine but then began having SOB at night. I went to see a pulmonary doctor and he put me back on Advair. After a week on Advair the SOB dissipated. ... (0 replies)
... Doctors who treat the condition will attempt to control the person's shortness of breath by trying to use the least puffers possible. Spiriva is usually the first choice, but if the person is still having shortness of breath, advair is often added. ... (1 replies)
... why take spiriva and advair both (1 replies)
... I'm now on Advair twice a day, 11 am and 11 pm. I have been taking Spiriva once, in the middle of the day. ... (7 replies)
... thank you so much for your input.. do you have copd? and did you use the 500/50 advair? will talk to the doc about it also... thanks again.. shirlhof (7 replies)
... The important thing is which is best for YOU! I tried Advair and it did nothing. Spiriva has made it possible to hardly ever use my "rescue" inhaler. My best friend had exactly the opposite results. Ask you doc fopr samples and see what happens. ... (7 replies)
... so which of the two spiriva or advair is best for COPD. are you using them or are you a medical person? ... (7 replies)
... Spiriva is ipratropium
Actually it is Tiotropium. Atrovent is Ipatropium. (7 replies)
... thank you so much for the information about advair and spirava. I will ask the pulmonary doctor about switching. Happy New year to you.. ... (7 replies)