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hand held nebs vs inhaler
pljohns posted:
Does anyone use a hand held/mini neb instead of an albuteral inhaler? My inhalers have almost quit working, but an albuteral neb works great as a rescue. If anyone does use a neb, do you use a small one or what?
abbymay16 responded:
I have the same issue with the newly formulated albuterol inhalers not working.

I purchased a small battery operated Omron Micro Air neb.

Its small, fits into a case just a bit bigger than one for sunglasses. It runs on 2 AA batteries and it operates silently. It's more of a hassle than using the inhaler but I know I can rely on it when I need it. I just keep it in my purse and never worry about being without a rescue that works. I love mine!!!

Vive Bene, Spesso L'Amore, Di Risata Molto (live well, love much, laugh often)
pljohns replied to abbymay16's response:
Thanks Mattie-do you use a full 2ml vial every time or what? I have a follow up with my asthma doc next week and intend to discuss it with her. Something has changed and it's got to give-I use my inhaler and get no relief at all.
abbymay16 replied to pljohns's response:
Yep it takes a full size vial with no issues.

I got absolutely NO relief from any of the 4 new HFA formulated albuterol inhalers.....the neb solution is cheap and while I'd much rather not have to carry the neb around, it was the only solution I had.

Hope your doctor will work with you to find a solution that will work for you.

Good luck,

Vive Bene, Spesso L'Amore, Di Risata Molto (live well, love much, laugh often)

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