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Confused by PFT so much to absorb ! What are the treatments for Mild, Moderate and Severe .
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Hi Merry, I am experiencing sob after my nebulizing treatment with budesonide This is a new medication for me and I also started on 15 mg od Prednisone. Could it be to much? Just looking for someone who shares this experience..
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Jan I have not had your experience. You would have to ask your Dr. why he prescribed Prednisone. Are you on a dose withdrawal or take 25 mg. daily? Prednisone will help with swelling. Mr. Bill asked good questions.
Red…I am at the border of mod/severe. 48% lung function. 68 yrs old, male. I use 2L O2 at night, use a nebulizer (covered under part B), meds are Brovana x2 and ipratropium bromide x4, and use albuterol prn (also under part B).
I vol for clinical trials when avail at Mayo, they aren't so scary. I am using respiratory therapy and try to remain positive. Just remember "I have COPD, but COPD hasn't got me."
How often do you use the nebulizer? Do you use it with albuterol or saline? Thanks
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When I was in hospital and then rehab I was given 2.5 mg albuterol sulfate, or 5 mg Ipratopium Bromide mixed with 3mg albuterol sulfate. This was 4 times daily. However, in both hospital and rehab respiratory therapist sometimes only showed up twice a day. Not often, but often enough to make me wonder. Seems there was another mix containing the drug Duoneb, which I think is the same as Albuterol, but not sure. You may want to try the University of Google and see if they can explain the different drugs.
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