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Stopped meds

I used to take sririva and seretide by t stopped of my own accord about nine months or more ago. The only things I use now are my puffer of ventalin and mucrodone to soften mucus. I do have a nebulizer which I use now and again. I was forever getting flare ups and chest infections but

I can' remember when I had one last, only that it was ages ago. I have emphysema at severe stage. Any thoughts?

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I was doing well and stopped my steroid inhalers, felt pleased with myself as I lost weight and was able to do gentle excercise. The next winter I had a cold and chest infection and it took ages to go and my peak flow has reduced. In the long run I think it was a bad idea

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thank you for your advice I did the same a couple of years ago stopped every thing exept my inhaler but like you it came back I wish you all the best

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We are all different and I know some inhalers can have chest infections as a side effect. This bothers a few but thankfully most seem to avoid them. Maybe you just need a different inhaler? Have a chat with your GP or respiratory nurse.

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVICE i WILL GO BACK TO THE DR BECAUSE IT GETS PRETTY BAD aLL THE BEST

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Hi Lungs , not sure about giving up preventers, but all of us are different. I do not get many flare ups but cough and breathing are always there with or without drugs so understand your sentiment. Only benefit I get is my lung capacity is better with drugs, which no doubt is the case for you too. Enjoy your day

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Thanks to everyone that replied to my post re stopping most medication apart from Salbutimol puffer and Mucrodon. I intend to go on as I am and see how wintertime treats me as despite all the meds I got infections frequently. My natural immune system might come out fighting.

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