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Diane545
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Posted - Dec 23 2017 :  7:11:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Has anybody used this? I am on Symbicort, Sprivia & 5 mg Predisone. Doctor is using this in addition and hopefully get off Predisone. Whatís your thought. My cost with insurance was $54. Hope it works.

Jocopd
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Posted - Dec 23 2017 :  7:44:10 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is that the right spelling? Cause all I can find is info from Elliots fine nutrition which looks to be a website for natural dog/cat/human remedies and other about annuity by some investor named elliot.
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Diane545
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Posted - Dec 23 2017 :  8:03:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Correct spelling annuity ellipta, sorry about that.
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muddleaged
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Posted - Dec 23 2017 :  8:04:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wonder if it is ARNUITY ELLIPTA, a prescription inhaled corticosteroid medicine taken as 1 inhalation, once daily, for the control and prevention of asthma in adults and children aged 12 years and older.
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Diane545
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Posted - Dec 23 2017 :  8:25:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my gosh, my eyes are failing me, you are right. I think my goal is to hopefully get off steroids. From what I have read mostly used for Ashma. I was just wondering because Iím on Symbicort if this is like doubling up. Wonderered if anyone else has had success with it. Thanks for helping me out.
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jmrommes
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Posted - Dec 23 2017 :  10:08:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Please understand that most of what we take was originally developed for asthma. The LABAs and the inhaled steroids were all developed for asthma originally. The only class of med that was developed specifically for COPD is the anticholinergics, like Spiriva. And to answer your question, if you're on Symbicort, you're already getting an inhaled steroid, so yes you are doubling up. Check with your doc to be sure he understands what you're taking.

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Diane545
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Posted - Dec 24 2017 :  10:12:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, didnít realize all meds started with asthma. Think her goal is to try and get me off Predisone because this inhaler is not suppose to be as bad as oral steroid. I am having problems with fatty liver and other side effects of prednisone. I just hope it helps.
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PennyPA
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Posted - Dec 24 2017 :  5:21:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Why are you on the oral pred if the doc wants to get you off steroids? Why doesn't she just gradually reduce the oral prednisone until you're off it altogether? The Symbicort/spiriva regime is a very common one.

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Diane545
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Posted - Dec 24 2017 :  8:43:43 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi Penny, I have been on Predisone 5mg for about 6 months, sometimes higher dose do to excasberation. Every time I get down to 2 1/2 I canít hardly breathe and they say I am not moving air. I was in hospital 2 times in one year. It will be a year since my last hospitalization come Jan, excited about that. I think she is trying to use inhaler hoping it will help to wean off oral.
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SteveinMechanicsburg
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Posted - Dec 25 2017 :  09:10:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hope this comment is relevant, at least marginally . . .
I would get broncho-constrictions not long after starting a walk or some exertion. Appears that the toxins in cigarettes gave me an asthma-like aspect to my COPD. With Breo Ellipta, no broncho-constrictions since my first inhale two years ago.
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Gerry-FL
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Posted - Dec 27 2017 :  09:56:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveinMechanicsburg

Hope this comment is relevant, at least marginally . . .
I would get broncho-constrictions not long after starting a walk or some exertion. Appears that the toxins in cigarettes gave me an asthma-like aspect to my COPD. With Breo Ellipta, no broncho-constrictions since my first inhale two years ago.



I tried Breo Ellipta a few weeks ago and it would make me dizzy immediately after inhaling and that persisted for something like one hour. Is that a normal reaction? I liked the once daily instead of my current Tudorza/symbicort combo.

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jmrommes
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Posted - Dec 27 2017 :  4:09:02 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Getting dizzy immediately after inhaling probably isn't a typical reaction to inhaling Breo; check the insert for side effects to be sure. You do know that by substituting the Breo for Symbicort and Tudorza you're not getting the Long acting anticholinergic in Tudorza; you're just getting the long acting beta agonist and an inhaled steroid. Breo is a substitute for Symbicort only; not for Tudorza too.

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