Lama inhalers

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I have a fv1 of 58

Iam currently on seritide 250/25 two puffs twice a day as well as ventolin regularly across the day

I have tried spriva turdoza and Seebri , the last being Seebri for two weeks each of these lama inhalers seem to give me a very tight wheezing chest two hours after taking them

My dr believes that it's not the inhalers but the chest tightness has eased by morning I guess when the dose has lessened

Has anyone had this issue? Any inhaler suggestions?

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    Hi i am on ventalin as needed and seratide 500 twice a day ,as well as spireva once a day ,and gave been for over 10 years no problems ,maybe your chest tightness easiest because the medication is doing its job,,,,hood this is a little reassuring ,
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    I;d reckon the tight chest 2 hours after using the medication could be because the medication only works for that long and then it's worn off:  could that be it?

    I keep forgetting what fv means:  do you mean you hae 58% lung capacity?   You mention all the medication you're using but not any breathing exercises/techniques:  do youdo them in combination with medication?

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      hi Jude I think the same  that you should do exercises this helps a lot !

      Are you in any rehab club and can you talk to othe people about your problem

      I  am in contact with people from america  and other countries  with the same problem as I got  and those people give you talk about how they try to cope with copd 

      I f you are interested I probabley could find the e mail adress 

      All the best 

      nellebelle

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      I don't go to rehab now: I was diagnosed with COPD a bit over 3 years ago and went to a rehab group for a few months and sitll do the exercises days, incorporated into the exercise routine I've done pretty much daily for many years.    I definitely notice the difference if I miss them for more than a day ro so.

      I'm OK for support, thanks - it's just part of my life now that I deal with as issues come up.   For a while I stopped socialising anywhere I might come into contact with cigarette smoke but as I love outdoor live music I just accept now that my energy levesl will be low for a couple of days after exposure.    

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    I do not believe it is the inhalers that are doing this.

    I would suggest it is your condition.

    It can ease by morning because your body has been at rest, and not putting out more effort to breathe. In addition, positioning of the body, particularly when for long periods will allow pooling of fluids that could ease the usual breathing troubles.

    And also, if you are taking some other medications such as other inhalers or oral tablets that would relieve your breathing overnight,or even some that would cause you to produce more urine, these would dry your lungs more.

    Sometimes,overnight, our body produces and releases hormones that can make us feel better as well.

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