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Old 12-27-2011, 07:45 AM   #1
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Now, I'm not sure what I have!!!

Went to ER 11/18 with "can't get any air, nose closed up, throat closed up". Spent 2 days in ICU. Diagnosed with broncial Obstruction, exacerbated and mild COPD. Given Spriva, Advair 50/250 and albuteral negulizer. Also before that had heartburn and loose cough. I thought it was just sinus stuff. Now, throat is dry and scratchy (I think due to inhalers twice a day). Given Prilosec by primary care physician due to heartburn which is working. I'm confused because I have a "lump in my throat feeling, scratchy voice. After reading these posts, I'm wondering if my ER episode was caused by GERD which they say I have since the COPD is suposedly "mild". I don't go to pulmonologist til 1/6. I am losing sleep over all of this. In hospital also was given oral steroid pills and a strong antibiotic and been off those about 4 weeks (cough gone away). My question is: could my "not breathing" episode been caused by GERD or the broncial problem? I will ask on 1/6 but would appreciate any comments. Also, Advair will be over in about 10 days and will switch to QVAR if I can't get the Advair in Mexico and they still want me on it. I used QVAR at first because Advair so expensive and not covered by insurance. Pharmacist said QVAR was very similar. I got a free month of Advair off the Internet.

 
Old 12-27-2011, 08:30 AM   #2
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Re: Now, I'm not sure what I have!!!

Yes, either one could have caused your issue.....and check Canada for the Advair as well....

 
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Old 01-27-2012, 11:54 AM   #3
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Re: Now, I'm not sure what I have!!!

Here in Mexico you can get Seretide Evohaler (which is basically Advair).

 
Old 01-27-2012, 05:19 PM   #4
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Re: Now, I'm not sure what I have!!!

Thank you for the reply. Yes, I did pay less.

Since I may not get a chance to get back to Mexico for a while, I ordered some from another cource for less money, it comes from India but I thought it's the same thing.

 
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