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You're very welcome @randyste. "because drugs aren't hurting you", to me. is a pretty poor excuse for having you on them. Was this a pulmonologist? I am on Spiriva and Pro-air. I actually use the Pro-air to open up my airways every morning, wait a minute and then use my spiriva and my Qvar for reduced lung capacity due to lung cancer.
When you are short of breath that is usually indicative of a lack of oxygen which makes you tired. Also, there's a special way to use inhalers. You should be using a spacer because you will get more of the medicine into your lungs. Exhale all the air in your lungs using your stomach muscles to help that. Place the spacer into your mouth and when you inhale you should feel you stomach pushing out because it's filling your lower lungs first then the top.
Here is a video to help you. https://www.google.com/search?safe=active&ei=UABPXOecCovv_QaOvpmQBA&q=how+to+use+an+inhaler+with+a+spacer&oq=how+to+use+an+inhaler&gs_l=psy-ab.1.0.0i71l8.0.0..103644…0.0..0.0.0…….0……gws-wiz.hMGTFyO6PE0#kpvalbx=1

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Yesterday marked the end of my second week at the Clinic with a confirmed diagnosis. Fortunately for me there is nothing wrong with my lungs or heart. However, The pulmonologist here did figure out rather quickly that I had severe Laryngopharyngeal Reflux- so Reflux that is silent and pushes acid gases and pepsin gases into your lungs and esophagus causing-shortness of breath, coughing, hoarseness and more hoarseness the more you talk. This was all confirmed by some not so pleasant testing. It was undiagnosed for so long that I know have the plain old regular reflux as well, so Gerds as well. Thrown into the bundle was a fibromyalgia for the full body aches and overwhelming fatigue. Probably all tied to this prolonged illness. I share this in case anyone is on here with similar breathing issues as mine, with similar frustrations. It may be worth a GI consult!