A couple of months ago I saw my GP with the sole purpose of finding out if she could change my inhalers as I felt I wasn't getting any benefit from my present ones. I approached the GP as my COPD nurse and myself just do not see eye to eye. GP admitted she didn't have enough knowledge about them so would refer me to hospital respiratory clinic. I phoned hospital last week to see if there was any sign of me getting an appointment only to find that I had not even been referred! At this point spoke to someone from the hospital team who have now sent me an appointment for the 7th January. I now need your help on here as I am really wanting to see how I can improve on the inhalers I have which are:
Seretide 500 taken morning and night and
Spiriva 18 mcg in the morning
I have become totally confused as to which inhalers have come on the market to replace these and the more I read the posts on this site the more I realise that there are many inhalers that some of us take which have improved their breathing. My problem is, which ones are used in place of the Seretide and which ones replace the Spiriva. I have been on these two for five years now and feel that there must be inhalers somewhere which are better.
You have all been so helpful with my queries in the past that I am sure you will be able to help this time. Thank you so much in advance.
PS Needless to say I have complained about GP not actually referring me on which I am sure is a totally fruitless thing to do!