Well it seems that it's divided,then. But I am glad I am not the only one who suffers when this new inhaler doesn't work as well. It just doesn't feel like it "does" anything. With the old inhalers, I felt almost instant relief. With these new ones, I get almost no relief. So then I have to lug out the nebulizer if I really want some relief.
I have been an asthamatic all my life as well, been on all the drugs for it. I was thinking to ask my physician next visit if Maxair is still on the market, because that did work for me, but I quit taking it only because of the price. If I have to pay the price for either Maxair or ProAir, I'd rather go with ProAir. I am also on Advair 500/50, Symbicort, Xopenex. Asthma is no fun.
I hate those commercials for asthma inhalers that say "if you require use of your rescue inhaler more than twice a week"....man, I wish only had symptoms 2x week. Even with all my meds, I am still on the rescue inhaler daily.
My best friend is a smoker, and her and I told her the other day how sad it mad me that she smokes like a chimney. With all my asthma drugs alone, and then the pain meds, chemo, seizure, depression, etc (so you can imagine I have my own pharmacy). I told her, look at me take all my asthma drugs so I can breathe. She just says it makes her nerves go away (there are many ways to do that!!!) I love my friend, but sometimes we can sure disagree
And yeah, she's a nurse, so when she's done smoking she goes to wash up and then back to the oncology ward (so she doesn't stink).
Thanjs everybody, and I'd love to hear updates from your pt's, WhiteRN!!!