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Now Have Asthma
MSandyd posted:
With all my other health problems, I now have asthma. At age 67 I should not be having this. But I realize I have had it for some time. The flare up just started this past June 22. I have had it since. I can't get rid of the complications. I have had x-rays, ct scans, and now have home health care and oxygen. Does anyone have any suggestions for me?
sgbl88 responded:
There are several options for you. There are other options besides the Advair Discus which I assume you were on. You might try an Hfa combination med like Advair Hfa, Symbicort and Dulera which is very new but the components have been around for a long time.

I had the same problem with the discus. The dry powder particles are bigger and cause more irritation than the Hfa versions and therefore don't cause the congestion that the dry powders do. I have no problems with the Hfa versions causing congestion.

Another option for you would be to use neb solutions instead. They take longer, but work better.

Hang in there. Things do improve over time. There is a learning curve for both you and the doctor as you experiment with finding your best treatment plan.

Praying that you get better.


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