I have been breathless for ages now and yes I’m a smoker. I’m also a very anxious person as suffer with bad anxiety. Anyway I saw the nurse today and ECG was fine but spirometry tests inconclusive as last test I had run out of puff . Next on the list is chest X-ray. A couple of years ago a chest X-ray showed some signs of emphysema but I still carried on smoking stupid I no but I enjoy them. But lately I’ve been so worried about my lungs that’s why I got checked out. I’ve been prescribed the Respimat soft mist inhaler but I’m very anti any type of medication as they always make me feel ill. Has anyone used this inhaler and are there any nasty side effects as I am very concerned about using it when I get it. I’ve tried researching this but I cannot find out much and now it’s making me anxious as worrying about it too much. Thanks
Respimat soft Mist Inhaler: I have been... - COPD Friends
I use the Spiriva Respimat. No side effects. I'm sure Spiriva has a website you could check out.
I continued smoking for awhile after a diagnosis of copd/emphysema, but finally managed to quit. I'd be more worried about the side effects of sucking tobacco smoke into your lungs instead of a medicine to counter those side effects. If you do quit..the lung function goes down slower, if you don't it is a lot faster down that hill.
Well done on quitting smoking Schmicter and yes i totally agree with you that smoking is worse for the lungs than medication. I just hate side effects of meds as i always seem to get them. I am trying to quit smoking as i have my nicotine patches at the ready now and i have the stop smoking ear magnet on at this very moment. So hopefully i will be smoke free sooner rather than later.
Great decision, and keep at it. I think anyone can quit once they decide to. You will notice the difference in your breathing or wheezing in a matter of days. That feeling will make any other minor side effects worth it...it seems taking breathing for granted is easy for smokers....myself included for most of my life. Don't hold back on using nrt if you need them, even gum or lozenges with the patches at times can get you over it.
No im waiting for it to be delivered so unsure of which one. Trouble is i haven't been told i have copd or anything really. I know i had early signs of emphysema on chest x-ray a couple of years ago and now waiting for another x-ray. I am sure i wont be prescribed anything too strong as its mainly for breathlessness and anxiety as i couldn't complete my spirometry tests properly as run out of puff on the last one. I hope im prescribed something that is safe and without all the horrible side effects as I've had to many medications that have made me ill that its put me off taking anything now. I will update when i know what one im given.
Im not sure what im getting but the Nurse said the Respimat soft mist inhaler which i am to take 2 puffs once a day then a rescue inhaler encase there are times when i need that bit of extra help. All confusing to me. Hope i get what you have if you have had no problems with it. I was going to just have a rescue inhaler but she said i didn't have enough suck on it .Weird.
Hi Mandie, if you don't have enough suck for a resuce inhaler then you need to be put on nebulizer treatments, like they use in the hospital. It is a mist that you breath in. Also when you use an inhaler you need to use a spacer as that helps get the medicine into the lungs better. Let me know what you get, anxious to know.
I have only just received my inhalers and i thought i needed to take the Spiriva respimat through the aero chamber turns out its for the rescue inhaler ( I think ) anyway i have been prescribed Spiriva Respimat and Salamol Salbutamol inhaler. Im tempted to research the Salamol inhaler but i have to trust the doctors otherwise i know i will read something that i wish i hadn't.
Still waiting for my inhaler as nurse forgot to write up the prescription. Had phone call this morning and being prescribed Spiriva respimat with aero chamber. I have built myself up into a panic as read about terrible side effects even death. I know i shouldn't read and believe everything but is this a safe inhaler.