Hi folks, it's been raining here for what seems like an eternity and I know the rain has my fibro, swelling, pain all flared up, but this weekend has been horrible also on my breathing. I don't know if the weather, the swelling or what but I've had the hardest time catching my breath this weekend and have had to use my Ventolin Inhaler multiple times. It got so bad at one point that I considered going to ER, and trust me for me to even consider going there I had to be in bad shape.
Everyone on my first post said that I really need to be referred to a pulmonologist, and be on a long acting inhaler and other meds, along with the Ventolin inhaler because being a COPD newbie this will probably get much worse very quickly, and I think this weekend with just the tip of the iceberg on what's to come, and I didn't like it one bit.
Can you all please tell me what other inhalers and other respiratory medications you all are taking so I know where to start. My GP is still leaning towards adding Anoro inhaler, but the cost is going to be very expensive even with my insurance co-pay so I'll definently be looking into possible prescription assistance programs to help pay for it if that's what he decides to put me on. I've also not gotten the pulmonologist referral yet but will try to do that very soon, lol my dear GP has been stuck filing out tons of paperwork for me for my disability update for the past couple weeks, so I didn't want to add anything else to his already full plate.
I'm actually hoping he puts me on an inhaler that's a little less costly than the Anoro, but I for sure want to be on a long acting inhaler that's also going to work well too because this weekend with me not being able to breath well was really scary, so I will go on the Anoro if you all say it usually works the best.
Any suggestions and info is appreciated. Thank you and Have a Wonderful Day!!!