Patient Comments: Asthma - Medication

What medications have been effective in treating your asthma?

Comment from: Sisie, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: November 18

I have a history of colds, a few allergies, etc., but just a couple of months ago I was diagnosed with asthma, possibly COPD. Advair did not seem to be helping, in fact, it tore up the tissues in my throat. I am on Spiriva and have Ventolin. (I was rinsing after as directed). I still have breathlessness and am not enjoying this at all! The last trip to my doctor didn't help much. My specialist appointment isn't for three months!

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Comment from: G Koskinen, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 30

I have had asthma my whole life but about 7 years ago my asthma got so bad I could not leave my house. I get Xolair shots every 2 weeks and have done so the last 5 years. It does help but it is a slow process. Asthma has ruined my life. I can't go out in public because of smoke, perfume, hairspray and aftershave. I use my inhaler 5-7 times a day with not much help. I"m stuck in my own little world because others think it"s in my head. I would like to see then live just 1 day with my asthma and I'm sure they would see my point of view.

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