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COPD and Nucala

I have copd and asthma. I am about to start treatment with Nucala. I'm quite leery about it, I guess because it's a monthly injection and I've dealt with that before. I'm desperate to hear from other people who are currently on it.

  1. Yes, I have discussed all this with my doctor. I've never been on a regimen of injections never mind self injection. It just seems like a big step. I am committed to try it though because I can't go on like this. The only thing that relieves my breathing issues and makes me feel like a normal human being is prednisone and I can't keep taking that. I would really like to connect with other people on Nucala, to compare reactions, etc. This seems like a great group.


    1. Hi again, mzzbehavin, and thanks for your response and further explanation. Perhaps I misunderstood your initial comment in which you mentioned you had dealt with a monthly injection before. In this latest post, you said you've never had monthly injections. If I misunderstood, I am sorry.
      However, your point is well taken - it's not something to rush into or take lightly. My perspective is the more you know about it, the better able you will be to understand it and move forward if this seems right for you.
      I would hope others do chime in with their experiences. We do have more conversation about asthma and Nucala on our sister site, asthma.net. You may want to register there too (it's free!), and post your concern there, as well. The folks over there who are using Nucala as a treatment for asthma, may have more to say about this medication.
      Wishing you well,
      Leon (site moderator COPD.net)


  2. Hi mzzbehavin, and thanks for your post. You've certainly come to the right place. I am hopeful others in the community will chime in and share their own personal experiences with this treatment (Nucala).
    Have you had an opportunity to discuss your genuine concerns with your prescribing physician. Your doctor should be made aware of your apprehension when it comes to starting this therapy.
    You mentioned that you have had other experience(s) with monthly injections. You will certainly want to mention this to your physician as well.
    We do have some material published which focuses on Nucala. It is available on our (free) sister site, asthma.net. For your convenience, here is a link to that article: https://asthma.net/treatment/nucala.
    What do you think?
    Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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