I guess I have taken most of the medications mentioned on this site but have settled (for some time) on Symbicort (three puffs a day) and Spiriva (one puff). Atrovent, Ventolin either as a MDI or nebuliser really have no noticeable effect. Also tried OnBrez but it made my breathing worse (like a lead weight on my chest for about an hour). Occasionally take Prednisolone when I feel an infection coming on. Also take a daily dose of 250 mg of Azithromycin (which is both an anti-inflammatory and also is reported a reducing the instance of exacerbations - I did stop for a few months and then had an exacerbation - maybe just a coincidence but went back to it). With some 45 new drugs in various stages of testing I am hopful that something good will turn up. We can't get Spiriva Respimat in Oz due to limits on Health Fund spending (sound familiar!).
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