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... 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. I saw some older posts from people experiencing similar problems. ... (0 replies)
... Xopenex is a kinder, gentler albuterol you might ask your dr. if you could try. It's also easier on the heart. I have severe COPD and use Spiriva once a day and foridil twice a day and seldom need a neb or inhaler anymore . I do keep xopenex inhalers on hand for rescue. ... (3 replies)
... and the Advair did nothing. Once I was put on the Spiriva it was only 2 weeks and I felt almost normal. It really is a matter of trial and what works for you. ... (3 replies)

... ve been DX with COPD, the Dr tried changing my Advair Inhaher to Spiriva, and oh my! That stuff I tried for five weeks and instead of breathing better I used the Albuterol more and more. Went back to my Advair and never have to use the Albuterol at all. ... (3 replies)
... Hello I don't know about the one med but my pulmonary doctor told me to use the albuterol and wait a few minutes and then use the Spiriva. He said it helps the Spiriva work better. ... (3 replies)
... My husband takes foradil and spiriva in the morning and foradil at night. Is it okay for him to take his albuterol inhaler also in the morning and at night? ... (3 replies)
... s an anticholinergic medication like Spiriva. It's generic name is ipratropium bromide. It'd probably be worth it to ask the doctor about it. It's available with albuterol in it also, in a nebulized medication called Duoneb. ... (4 replies)
... I was diagnosed with mild copd just about a year ago. I use Spiriva and albuterol. I don't understand the connection between my immune system and copd. ... (0 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. I have oxygen too, but rarely use it, as it doesn't really seem to help much. ... (4 replies)
To magicmommie
Apr 28, 2012
... I have had COPD since 2003, fatigue is a big issue, exercise is paramount, he needs to walk, I found swimming helps a lot. dog paddle but get a lot of paced exercise. I smoked for 40 yrs 2 pks a day. I quit 2001 I also was exposed to fibreglass working on yachts. I have regular bouts with bronchitis. My pharmacist turned me onto Mucinex DM it helps a lot with the mucus. DM is... (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)
... Ventolin (albuterol) is generally used for asthma or COPD, but is considered very safe. It's good you are having pulmonary function tests. Note: Spiriva is a newer long-lasting form of Atrovent. (1 replies)
... I was recently diagnosed with emphysema. Fairly severe. I am on oxygen and use an albuterol inhaler. They wanted me to go on Advair but I am concerned about the side effects. ... (10 replies)
Apr 29, 2007
... Just as a point of reference, Medicare and insurance cover cost of 02 when the saturation falls below 88--that's when lack of 02 can harm the heart and other organs. Of course, the higher, the better. My pulmo feels staying at 94 during exercise is a goal to strive for. (I try to walk at least 3 mi. a day.) Don't you just love your oximeter? When I first got mine, I was... (10 replies)
... My husband takes spiriva and foradil. They have helped him tremendously. Look into these medications. Best of luck to you. Oh, he also has an albuterol inhaler as a rescue inhaler when he needs it. ... (19 replies)
... You should ask your pulmonary doctor(if you have one)to prescribe you Spiriva.That inhaler is a medicine .When you first take it,all you do is cough up phlem and when your done with the coughing,you can breath great for a while.The you sort of level off and keep on taking it.One of mans great accomplishments to heal the sick.But,Always remember the God gave man the brains to... (19 replies)

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