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What treatments have you tried for COPD? What works for you?
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Cost is a major factor when considering inhalers. My insurance even denied a pre approval for Trelegy. I was on Symbicort to begin with and they stopped issuing discount coupons. I then went on Breo and the same thing happened so my doctor prescribed Trelegy but as I have said, my insurance denied me and I can't afford the cost. (in excess of 400+ dollars) So, I looked high and low for an affordable copay. I found Airduo and a coupon on GoodRx and can now afford an inhaler.
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What treatments have you tried for COPD? Have you tried inhalers or oral medications? What has worked for you? Are there any treatments or medications that haven't worked for you?
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I'm a 78 year old male. Diagnosed with COPD about 10 years ago. Been on inhalers (ADVAIR and SPIRIVA) since then. Also use ALBUTEROL when needed. Breathing difficulty has gotten worse over time and is definitely impacting lifestyle. Are meds working/helping? I assume so. Have asked doctors about changing/adding meds and they don't think it's needed.
I have used Symbicort , Spiriva Respimat ,Spiriva Handihaler, now I’m on Trelegy. I ask my doctor if I can change every time a new one comes out they all worked for me just wanted to try what was better
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I'm relatively new to COPD, so for now I've only been on brochodilators (Spiriva as maintenance, albuterol when needed) and some low-dose steroids for when I have a bad flare. I did pulmonary rehab too at the beginning to help me handle COPD and it really helped.
Am from Jordan, I was diagnosed with Emphysema (COPD) in 2013 and I have tried all possible means to get cured. I even visited a pulmonologist but to no avail, until I saw a post in a health forum about a herbal clinic from China that prepares herbal medicine to cure all kinds of diseases including COPD and Emphysema. At first, I doubted if it was real but decided to give it a try, when I contacted this herbal doctor via the website which I got an email from them, they sent me the Emphysema herbal formula through courier service, and when I received this herbal medicine they gave me step by step instructions on how to apply it. I applied it as instructed I was totally cured of COPD Emphysema within almost five months of usage. You can as well Contact them on multivitamincare .org or (Call/SMS): +1 -956- 758-7882Kind Regards
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I see there were some responses in this discussion about various medications. I am writing to update you with a new feature on Carenity that you can take part of. You can leave your opinion of your medication and treatments here: https://member.carenity.us/medications
Simply search the name of the drug or the condition and follow the prompt. By sharing this knowledge all in one place, Carenity members will be able to easily search for medication and read reviews. Then they will be armed with the right questions to ask their doctors when considering new medication 💪
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The medications for COPD are varied, depending on several factors. Many types of mediations include bronchodilators, inhaled steroids, supplemental oxygen, and even antibiotics (if there is an infection present).
What is your experience with medications in the treatment for COPD?
How long have you had COPD and what was is its etiology?
What medications have you tried or are currently using? Any success with the treatment / control of your COPD diagnosis and symptoms?
Any side-effects? Would you recommend it?