I am currently struggling with a nasty pneumonia in hospital and was distressed to find that I had another bad reaction to nebulisers. Just simple saline the other night and ventolin plus a

Similar one to my tiotropium inhaler today. Renders me terrible breathless and wheezy and drives doctors mad! Anyone else had a similar problem? It started with nebulised antibiotics but has just got worse over time. Upsetting.

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  • No sorry. Hope you feel better soonxxx😊

  • Hi Liz, I had a problem when I was given Salbutomol nebulised through oxygen, when I was last in hospital.

    My SATS went down and sent the alarm bells ringing. I can use my nebuliser at home OK, not using oxygen, but if take too much my chest can get tighter after a while. It's not straight away.

    I have tried explaining it to a few doctors.

  • Hello again Liz

    Oh that's lousy, just when they are there to help. I hope an alternative can be found quickly for you to make your breathing a bit more comfortable. Pneumonia is very debilitating anyway even for anyone without a lung problem. It's scary having this happen. Get well soon.


  • Thanks guys. No more nebulisers for me and just keeping the oxygenjust below my chin as I think too much doesn't help . Fingers crossed

  • Seretide I get adverse reaction to.. they kept increasing the dose until I ended up in A&E..

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