I just wondered if anybody has ever had doctors opinion on "additional therapies"
I constantly come across various herbal and complementary treatments, some of which look interesting.
One example is a product called "Organic India Breathe Free capsules", but there are many others.
While I'd never stop my Symbicort, Spiriva and Ventolin, I often wonder if I'm missing other additional
benefits available from the vast range of herbal and complementary products.
I fully accept that many of them are nothing but snake oil, but some of them might have potential.
I know this to be true, because before I was diagnosed with COPD, and thought it was just age and a hard life catching up
with me, I used to use a Chinese herbal breathe easy remedy and the homeopathic remedy Lobelia. They both worked well at the time
but things have advanced since then.
I know the obvious answer is to ask my doctor. However, my doctors attitude is "if it's not a pharmaceutical then it's no good!"
My big fear is that some of these remedies might interfere with my regular meds.
I just wondered if any of you have had a more enlightened approach from their doctor, or is there a source of information
out there that provides information on the interaction between meds and these remedies?
Keep well everybody