Rescue packs

Hello all its been a while since I wrote a post anyway my partner has severe copd he's on 3 inhalers he's also asthmatic his shortness of breath seems to be getting worse all the dry are doing is giving him rescue packs which help him a. Little not a lot within two to three weeks of finishing a course of steroids he's then bad again he's on his third rescue pack this year surely this can't be good for him he's also got severe osteoporosis his phlegm is white most times thank you for any advice

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  • Hi shortytree, you do have a lot on your plate at the moment. Does your partner have a good doctor or respiratory nurse as you need help it seems. If you want further advice then please use the BLF helpline during office hours on 03000 030 555. A nurse will be able to offer help and advice.

    Take care and please let us know how things go. Xxxxx

  • Most of us are on Azithromycin to prevent infections starting in the first place so if he is not on them it would be a good idea to have a chat with his gp

    The idea behind the rescue pack is as soon as we feel an infection starting we send a sputum sample to the doctors then start the antibiotics and steroids and hopefully when the results come in we are on the right antibiotics but it often needs more than one course or a different type of antibiotic so perhaps what he is taking isnt clearing it up

    If you feel the doctor isnt controlling it go and have a chat and tell them and whats going on

    if there is one thing i have learnt since being ill its that the doctor is not always right

  • Yes had to change drs last year during bronchitis for 3 months. New dr is wonderful. Likes me to breath!!!

  • White is good.

  • I can't cough anything up, i just cant do it. Any ideas?

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