Advair, Spiriva, & Symbicort
I have been on Advair for many years and this year I tried to stop it. It did not work and I developed SOB at night. A pulmonary told me to re-start the Advair and I did but this time I became very tired and lightheaded but it did stop the PM SOB. While at a OV with my GP he suggested I try Spiriva and I did. Within a week my PM SOB really got bad and I went back on Advair. At the next OV with that GP he suggested I try Symbicort and I did.
I felt great all day but the PM SOB came back and after two weeks on Symbicort the SOB became really bad. I have now gone back to Advair thinking that I may be dependent on this med after taking it for so many years. I am concerned about the cost as I am about to lose my BCBS and the fact that Advair really zaps my energy. Overall I would rather be able to sleep without SOB so I guess Advari is the way to go. Comments appreciated, thanks.
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