Living with copd

I was diagnosed nearly 15 years ago with copd ,I'm 50 later this year so it's been along time .My daily meds are tiotropium bromide 1st thing in the morning followed by seretide 500 1 dose twice a day then fluticasone 250 2doses twice a day .My tablets are carbocisteine 375 2 tablets twice a day and then a montelukast at night.I do take several other tablets for other things lol as if I need anything else.Ive been on antibiotics since sept 15 that's the year 15 doxycycline and amoxicillin then the last 9 months azithromycin 250 every other day until April 17 when my next appointment is at respority clinic my fv1 was 34 .I know il never get better ,but I'm trying not to get worse any advice would be welcome thank you .

Ps This is the 1st time I've ever wrote anything

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  • Hi and welcome, eat healthy, drink plenty and exercise. But you sound like you are doing great. Keep posting we would love to keep hearing from you Take care love Bernadette 😊 xxx

  • Strewth! You sound to be hitting it with everything available and it's working! Stop worrying about it and get on with your life would be my advice. ;-)

  • I don't think there will be any better advice to what you've obviously been adhering too, all what you have been through and your still kicking, good for you Pauls, keep it up my friend and I am sure you will be around a few more years yet, I wish the best of everything that can make your life more pleasurable, good luck to you mate. Best Wish's


  • Hello and glad that you've found this site as I'm sure you'll find it will help you pauls . its difficult to take that first step to make contact but you'll find us a very friendly bunch.

  • pauls

    Welcome to the site Pauls. It sounds as if you have good control over everything connected with your copd, and taking quite a cocktail for your other problems too. There are so many members here who you can turn to for advice, friendship and support, so don't be daunted.

    Main thing with copd is diet, exercise, and plenty of tap water to flush through your system, but you probably already do these things. Anyway, keep looking after yourself, and keep in touch:-)

  • Please make sure you gave regular blood tests as azithromycin can affect your liver, I started monthly bloods then six monthly and have now come off azithromycin as my liver has been affected :(

  • Yes I have regular blood test and so far liver is ok thanks

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