I have at last plucked up the courage to try the symbicort turbohaler this morning, after yet another couple of days of breathing hell! I didn't keel over and am still here! 😁
I didn't use Ventolin before, I just sat and waited for my breathing to calm down to be able to have a good breath in hopefully, which I hope I managed. So far all I can say is, I felt almost immediate lessening of SOB and within ten minutes was haviing a heated discussion with my husband, not an argument, over the ills of the world and laughing and reading Don's poem of the day about his loo!.....and all the comments out to my husband! Even with my meds I would have found this to be a struggle but without an impossibility. I then proceeded to walk quite briskly from my bedroom, across the landing to another because the dog was barking in my son's back garden whilst my husband was held up at the front door, shouted at the dog, and then walked back without even thinking about it. Say on my bed puffing a little bit but tolerable and put right with a couple of pursed lip breaths.
I know this is very early days, but so far am impressed and am hoping it will work for me because I really need to get back into an exercise pattern and build up some stamina. I have become so deconditioned, so depressed, and without motivation - I am really going to try to change this. So thank you to those of you who took the time out to reply to my previous post and tried to reassure me to at least try it. 😃...... I can do this now and wait and see, keep your fingers crossed for me!
Is there anyone who just uses the symbicort with just the Ventolin for back up if needed?