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I have COPD (emphysema) and have tried several puffers with little success. Ventolin seems to have no effect at all, likewise Spiriva. With the long-acting puffers, the only one that was very helpful was Breo, but this caused blocked and sore sinuses, very painful. To counteract this, I used Nasonex which causes a very dry nose which needed to have vaseline inserted every night and sometimes through the night. I have now stopped all medication and merely use Fess saline nose spray to keep my sinuses clear. My breathing has deteriorated since stopping Breo, but at least I can breathe through my nose and my sinuses are clear and I can breathe well if I don't exert myself. Climbing stairs or a hill is difficult. Anyone else had this sort of experience/reaction to puffers? Also had dry mouth and sore throat, but these were tolerable.Thanks.
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