If they were effective, wouldn,t we be taking one or two. I am afraid of the long term effect. These drugs have so many side effects.
IhaveCOPD. I take theophylline, singulair, spiriva, and symbicort. It seems like overkill?
- 7 Jun 2011 by solomonsbabe
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My Mom had copd, and took all those meds except theophylline. She seemed to do ok on the other meds, oh except she took serevent and flovent insted of the symbicort, but I hear symbicort is really good. I have asthma and I take serevent, flovent, singulair, prednisone,fludrocortisone, proair as needed, and sometimes breathing treatment. Do you know what stage copd you are at? You know they are starting to take copd alot more seriously now, so they are finding better treatments all the time. You might want to ask your Dr. if there is something else besides theophylline you can take or get off of it. I took it for along time when I was younger and it gave me stomach problems and headaches. Hope I helped.
My Dr's have been trying to get me off Theophyline for a couple of years. Not good for the heart. Dr. Wants me to go off it and take Daliresp in it's place. I am in the end stages of COPD. I had part of each lung removed for cancer. Plus a mastectomy.. I have been on Theo for so long and I am scared to go off it. On O/2 - 24/7.. prednisone and 3 heart pills. Can't seem to give up.. I would say you are not on too many drugs. But don't know your history. Try to talk to your Dr. About the Theo. It gave me an irregular heart & palpatations. Good luck to you. I understand your fears.
My wife has COPD and has been on symbicort for over a year, and it is not really helping her, so we have found a treatment that she is doing now and she has stopped all of her meds.,and with this new treatment she is doing, she is breathing a lot better and is able to get deep breaths, it is intravenous hydrogen peroxide,this is a natural cure.
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