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I am new to this Forum.
I was diagnosed with COPD six years ago - I stopped smoking on the day I found out, having smoked continuously for 40 years. No patches, no substitutes, no gum and no electronic devices - I did it "Cold Turkey" and it was without doubt one of the hardest things I`ve ever done in my life.
Anyway, I have a dedicated COPD nurse at my local practice who reviews and tests me every 6 months, and over the years I`ve taken many different types of treatment, the last two being Seretide 500 and Tiotropium.
However, my nurse has now had me prescribed EKLIRA GENUAIR (ALACIDINIUM BROMIDE) which I gather is fairly new on the drug scene for COPD treatment. My biggest problem has always been ascending stairs (I`ve never suffered from coughing or phlegm problems etc) where I would quickly get severely out of breath.
I have to say though, that since taking the new drug there has been a remarkable improvement, and in the three weeks since starting inhaling twice daily I have managed to scale various heights of stairs without getting out of breath at all. You do get a really big dose of powder at each inhalation, and it tastes really vile - so if you get to take this drug, have a drink handy to take the taste away.
I would be very interested to hear from any other COPD sufferers who have been prescribed EG (AB) and whether they have felt as much benefit as I personally have?
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