I think i have ask this question before a few years ago and maybe i am thinking wrong here but i just wanted to know if there is anyone with COPD that may think why take some stronger medecation yet with some of there side affects if they dont feel that bad with there breathing yet and would it not be better to take some stronger medecation later in life when really need it and breathing do get that bad.
I was diagnosed with COPD january 2013 and was told to take seretide 500 twice a day and a blue top ventoline has and when.
After a year i felt good and went to my gp and ask if i could cut down to seretide 250 because of husky voise and bad cramps and putting on weight and he said ok.
And so 4 months later APRIL 2014 but 14 months after the first diagnosed i went for another spirometry lung test and i had not got worse and felt ok still.
So because of the not smoking and exercise in the gym i went back to my GP and ask if i could try and see how i get on without taking any seretide, and he said ok to try but should keep my has and when blue top inhaller with me always.
Since then i have had another spirometry test APRIL 2015 and was still at mild stage so still just on blue top has and when inhaller and have only used about 2 bottles of them inhallers in a year.
I do sometimes get up in the mornings and feel wheezy but after walking about or sitting upright for say half hour i feel ok.
Last winter i did get 2 chest infections but only lasted about a week and still went to work.
If you look back at my past posts you can see what my lung test readings have been and what i really wanted to know was if anyone has just took there medication or seretide in the winter months only because like me they feel good in the summer has i was thinking if you could do that but would never do that without talking to my GP first has maybe it dont work that way.
So very confusing how we all feel diferant with this COPD and thank heavens for this BLF web site and the careing helpfull people on this site