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Old 03-22-2002, 06:37 PM   #1
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I just started combivent(albuteral and Iipatropium bromide) It did open my lungs up, but I have a dry cough.

I have adult on-set asthma and chronic bronchitis. I have taken albuteral before but not ipatropium bromide.

Anyone else tried this drug? I used muy peek flow meter and went from 300 to 400. 400 is high for me, so that is encouraging.
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Old 03-22-2002, 11:01 PM   #2
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a dry cough is a side effect of ipratroprium bromide I believe.

it's a drug that works by blocking the nerve action in your airway which keeps it from closing off. I found it worked really well the few times I did take it. But everyone's different.

 
Old 03-23-2002, 11:29 AM   #3
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The dry cough was the main problem for me. I did chose to try it on an unusually cold day when the heat was on and the apartment dry. I will try it again when it is hot an humid. I felt I got a bit too much Albuteral as well and felt like I had about 3 too many esperssos.

Next I am to try Advir. I never tolerated steriods before, so I doubt it will work better. I prefer my old durg regime, but am willing try new things. Some days I feel like a like a lab rat.
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Leg pain (l5, L4) - probably spine related

Migraines


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Old 03-23-2002, 03:40 PM   #4
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you could also try a number of different preventers
there's cromolyn sodium which is typically used on younger children with milder asthma but it's not steroidal and it might be tolerated

also there are pills like singulair that you could take...

 
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