I have “very severe COPD”. I use Trimbow, which does help, Carbosistene and an Aerobika device. However, I use far too much Salbutamol (currently 3 inhalers per month) and have developed a pretty severe tremor in my left hand.
I can really struggle with clearing my chest, even though I keep well hydrated. I use all the breathing/huffing techniques.
When I have enquired about nebulising Salbutamol, my (very good) COPD team always tell me...this is not recommended...and if I had to go to hospital, this could then be used. Under the current, dire circumstances there is no way I would choose to go to hospital, (I would probably have to be unconscious first). I do not have a consultant, which is OK with me.
I appreciate we are all different, but could people with similar condition tell me about their experiences, if any, of home nebulising...does it make a positive difference?
Thanks in advance!
Hi Kismet, sorry to hear things are a struggle at the moment. Pete has a home nebuliser and uses salbutamol to open up the airways before using the three other nebulised drugs. He certainly would be unhappy without his nebuliser which he uses twice daily. Xxx