My GP told me that I was on the ONLY treatments available for COPD, I was on ONBREZ once a day combined with SERITIDE twice a day.
I went home and did some research and found out about the new inhaler Relvar Ellipta, I went back to the GP and demanded this to try which meant stopping the other two inhalers.
Now my question is, Is there a comprehensive list available covering the various treatments and inhalers ?
Would it be to time consuming for one of the BLF Nurses to post a comprehensive list ?
Maybe it's just my GP who has zero interest in treating COPD as she seems to have the attitude, "well you smoke, so what do you expect"
Yes I smoke, I also has Scarlet Fever in 2011 spending 6 weeks on a respirator in a coma and contracted pneumonia twice while in ICU, in 2013 I was treated for cancer, 6 weeks on Chemo/Radiotherapy, the Chemo caused 2 separate lung infections that needed hospital treatment as an inpatient. At the start of the cancer treatment I had lost 25% of my lung capacity by the end of it I had lost 50% of my lung capacity. Because I smoke, I doubt it !! yet my GP has no interest in treatments/tests and tells me that seeing a specialist Dr in hospital or being referred to one is no longer done, she is there to treat COPD.
Is this true ? My ordinary GP is now my only port of call for any treatment regarding COPD and loss of lung capacity/chest infections/treatments and so on.