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Can people become dependent on inhalers for their lungs to operate regularly (like combivent)?

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itsmetoo2 12 Apr 2010

I asked the same question of my doctor. He said no... I said my dad died of Black Lung. He said Asthma and Black Lung are different. Now that I have been taking my medication (inhalers) as directed I feel so much better. I know I can go without, but I have found if I do, I do not breathe the same. The inhaler keeps the bronicals open and the heart works better, your lungs and all organs of the body work better.

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kellyandtodd 13 Apr 2010

I would not say people become dependent on inhalers i have asthma and i take mine because i know it helps me and if you notice that it helps you then just take it as directed,hope this helps

sva232 8 Jun 2010

I entered a study for inhalers approved by the FDA for COPD. Almost immediately, I became dependent on them. If I do not take them 4 times a day I become short of breath and/or start wheezing. Almost every morning, after 7 or 8 hours of no inhalers, I am like this. I continue to smoke, but I was never SOB or wheezing like this before I started using inhalers. Any answers?

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