... used Alvesco & Advair in the past
tess1938, I cannot give an answer but I too was wondering about breo. i read it was for copd only. i am new to these forums and appreciate all the questions and answers. i am on spiriva ventolin and symbicort for 6 years now. and oxygen 24/7. i have severe copd and my lifesaver is the ventolin. i also read spiriva is for asthma which i do not Have. but my dr says i am fine even though i struggle everyday to get a breath.
sorry i could not answer at this time. i hope someone can help you out.
I just posted my allergic reaction to Breo after just one dose. Of course it was yesterday the reaction Wes 2 hours later after doctors office was closed and of course today is July 4th. Haven't touched it sense. Face swelled up bad. Been taking Benedryl. Can't really get any answers untill Monday.
Please let us know about the breo. very interested my new lung dr just gave me a script for it. it will be replacing my symbicort. have not filled it yet. breo mfg has a coupon for one month free to try it am waiting for that. Call them and you can get the free month if you can still take it.
I have been on Breo for over about months. I was on Symbicort then on Dulera. I found Symbicort lacking but Delera seemed to work well. That being said Breo is even better .. I am breathing much better, able to get around more and noticed that my O2 level is consistently higher.
I am also taking Spiriva and Albuterol
I've used a lot of maintenance inhalers over 40 + years last one was Flovent and found I had to use my rescue inhaler 4-5 times a day. My doctor gave me samples Breo it worked great only needed rescue inhaler once if at all. Unfortunately my insurance won't cover IM SO MAD !! My insurance gave me a list of 4 other inhalers I had to try first. Before they would allow Breo. Can't tell U how mad I am thst insurance co can dictate if people can have healthy lives.
My mom has just started Breo in placement of her Advair and SeaBri in placement of her Spiriva. I am keeping a close eye on how it helps her and could let you know if there is anything odd if you wish. My mom now lives with me because she cannot be alone anymore. She has short and long term memory loss because of her 24/7 oxygen and severe COPD and lung cancer. I have been learning as much as I can about the disease and have been doing my best in keeping her alive. Jackie
I had told you I would update info as I am watching for signs of problems. Well, Mom has broken out in a dry white flakes on red rash underneath and it has spread from cheeks to eye lids and below her chin. Mom will be seeing a doc next week and I am taking her off the BREO and SEABRI until after the appointment at least. Jackie
Hello - I was recently diagnosed with adult onset asthma. I am 62. Have been on Brel ellipta now since mid July. Most of the time I feel great - other times - if I don't get enough sleep, i feel terrible. I am now getting eye herpes and have herpes on my lips and under my nose. Working out in my pool seems to really help me as does a long brisk walk every other day. Tums also seems to calm down my GERD which I think is helping to causing my asthma. I am also allergic to my cat. I can't live with eye herpes p, so,don't know what else to do at this point except tell my dr. And see what he says.
I was on Advair for years when my insurance would no longer cover it. Had to go on Flovent for awhile with disastrous results. Pulmonologist gave me a sample of BREO and I was sold!! Immediate free breathing. Nagging cough disappeared within days. I could sleep again and could also walk and go up/down the stairs without needing my rescue inhaler. But, BREO was not covered either and had to try Symbicort. It was a immediate failure. Asked the insurance company for permission to cover it and was finally approved. Back on BREO again and I am experiencing immediate and remarkable results. Best asthma medication ever. Love it and love having my life back!
I love the Breo and have really had a great result with it and the once a day dosing is fantastic for me. Now my insurance of course denied it and decided they didn't want to pay for it so I had to try a couple of other ones and they just didn't work as well so my Pulm gave me sample Breo until he could get my insurance to cover the Breo !! I'm so glad because it's made a difference.
I use Breo 100, used it for a month now. It is wonderful I can breathe ... I was put on Breo 200 but it was to strong... Caused lots of side effects... The 100 has worked great I have COPD, asthma, and allergic to dust. Ask your doctor about a coupon ... There are some out there...
I have severe asthma & in recent years I seem to react to all the triggers for it. Foods I used to eat daily will now trigger a flareup; black pepper, mints, raw onions, garlic. Any foods that can cause you to burp are off limits to me. I was on Tudorza and Symbicort for a couple of years after trying many other combinations. Advair, Spiriva, etc. The Tudorza and Symbicort were the most successful, but I still had flareups here and there with several ending in the hospital. I've taken so much Prednisone I now have Osteoporosis from it. Then one day at my family doctors office, not my pulmonologist, he came in with a sample of Breo Ellipta and told me to stop the others and try this. I was on the lower dose. I've never had anything work so well! It's been life changing for me. I still have to stay away from all the triggers, but as long as I do, I no longer have any flare-ups. My insurance refuses to pay for it so my doctor has kept me in samples.
Also, I've experienced no side effects with it. I urge anyone whose maintenance drugs aren't working well to ask their doctors to let them try it.
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