I would like to share my story to invite any advice. I was diagnosed with COPD three years ago, but I already knew my smoking was slowing me down. I was put on Salamol and Atrovent inhalers and although I cannot walk a long way without catching my breath I accepted my lot. Then in September the nurse at my annual review added a Seritide inhaler and I had to return after a month. I told her it made me feel ill and gave no extra relief. She then changed it to Symbicort, which had no side effects but again no benefit that I could tell. She has now given me Qvar and Oxis ( in addition to original inhalers ). But once again I cannot feel any additional benefit. I need to see her again....but where will we go from here? Before anyone asks.... although I have cut down a lot I am still smoking, and before anyone else says it..I know I am an idiot for doing so!
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