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ceebee
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   Posted 1/9/2007 9:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, here is what I take, is it too much? I get up and use combivent and right after advair 250/50. Then I take fluticasone, mucinex, fexofenadine and prevacid. I can use the combivent two more times if I need during the day. Then at night I do the combivent and duoneb again and take singular. I now have albuterol for a rescue inhaler instead of combivent which I learned of here. Seems like lots of meds to me. Any one else on all these? It costs about $1,000 a month for these. Lucky I have good insurance or I sure couldn't afford them. Thanks for any replies:)

pegleg
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   Posted 1/10/2007 12:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Combivent & DuoNeb are the same. Please do NOT take them together ... you are overdosing & can cause severe problems. I'm going to explain what each one does. Did one MD put you on this schedule or was it 2 different MDs. The reason I'm asking is that you are taking 2 corticosteroids & I've never heard anyone placing someone on that regiment.

Advair & Fluticasone: Corticosteroids ... Make sure you rinse mouth well to avoid thrush.
DuoNeb & Combivent: Albuterol & Atrovent ... Do not use these 2 together ... you're overdosing & can cause severe tachycardia.

pegleg
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   Posted 1/10/2007 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, pressed the wrong computer key. Back to the above:

Fexofenadine: This is allegra... antihistamine.
Prevacid: Gastrointestinal agent.


Also, I don't understand why you are taking 2 corticosteroids? Advair comes in a larger dose if the one you're receiving isn't doing the trick.

Please call your MD and ask him to go over your tx plan.

Good luck!

ceebee
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   Posted 1/10/2007 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Same doctor put me on these. He also said to use combivent as rescue inhaler but I asked for the albuterol instead. I used advair twice and combivent 7 times the day I had to go to the ER because I couldn't breath. I just kept getting worse. Took a week until I could even lay down to sleep after. I was blowing 2 and the ER doctor sent me home but the inhalation therapist was shocked he did. The doctor I have is really confusing. He just passes meds and no information with them. A lot of the problems I have started after a surgery and I don't seem to get good medical treatment since. A couple of doctors even said they didn't want to get involved. I don't understand this at all. I feel like I am getting passed around all over. You have really helped to ask more questions to the doctor. Changing to the albuterol really helped me. Thanks so much pegleg:)
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