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Hi my doctor wants me to take Spiriva every day.  Is anyone else using this and how has it effected you

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    Hi Julia,

    I have been using Spiriva for the last couple of years and it has helped reduce infections and made breathing easier. It seems to do this by drying up the mucus on the lungs. So I would recommend it.

    Best wishes

    John

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      Thanks John, I will give it a go.  I have had the problem for a long time but does seem to be getting worse.  I shall give it a go
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    Hi Julia, John seems to be a good source of recomendation for you. Hope it helps you if you decide to try it. I will ask my doctor about it. I like the idea of fewer infections.

    Best

    Russ

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    I've not used spiriva I use fostair and used to use qvar these inhalers are both brilliant but doctors tend to use others first as they are cheaper. If the inhaler doesn't help much go back to the docs and trial another one. Keep going until you find one that's effective.

    Good luck

    Rachel

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    Yes, I've used spiriva for about the last 5 or 6 years along with Seretide, which was recently changed to Onbrez, both appear to work well & I rarely need the use of ventolin
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