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    hand held nebs vs inhaler
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    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?
    Lynn
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    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.

    http://www.portablenebs.com/

    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!!!

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

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


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