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What do you take for Chronic Bronchitis

I have a touch of both Asthma and an element of Chronic Bronchitis with normal airflows I am told. My 25-75 is slightly down and I suspect my volumes have increased but are in the normal range.

My breathing is however not good and driving me mad. Can I just ask if there is anyone else here with a similar diagnosis and ask what meds you are taking.

My Pulmo is saying no to Spiriva. I do get relief for a few hours from Albuterol but hate the effects. Symbicort which used to work a treat makes me feel worse and Advair has me coughing up lots of phlegm. Becotide seems to work a little but isn't a silver bullet.

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I have to say Spiriva has made a HUGE difference to me. Also have asthma and chronic bronchitis. Peak flows rose over night.


Is that all you take?


Also take Montelukast and salbutamol. Plus have nebuliser for exacerbations.

But is Spiriva that made difference. Have tried other inhalers over years but they were useless and gave no help / relief despite taking for months / years


Thanks for that Bevvy


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