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Living with COPD

I am a 75 yr woman diagnosed with COPD. I am a two times cancer survivor, breast and lung cancer. The upper left lobe of my lung was removed in Mar 2019. I did this to myself for smoking since 16 yrs. I had several surgeries since including cervical stenosis on C2-C7 in December last yr. I starting using Trelegey 2 weeks ago. I inhale at same time every morning. Has made a big difference, but have of tightness in my chest some times difficult breathing. Looking for suggestions on how to live with Breathing. Can I use other inhalers

  1. Hi. Thank you for sharing your personal experience with us. Congratulations on being a two time cancer survivor. You are definitely a champion. Please, do not be down on yourself for your past smoking history. So many people are in the same position as you, and it is not your fault. So many in our community did not know the dangers of smoking when they started. So, please know it is not your fault. Please do not be down on yourself. So glad to hear you find Trelegy works for you. I have heard so many others with COPD who have said good things about this new inhaler. I look forward to hearing what others have to say about your inquiry. Has your COPD doctor suggested other inhalers? Just curious. John. community moderator.

    1. Hi Gbarchul, and thanks for your post. I see my colleague, , has already provided an excellent response to your comment and inquiry. I agree completely with what John has said.
      Let me add my own level of support - congrats on being a 2-time cancer survivor - that makes you quite the lady! To have beaten both lung cancer and breast cancer is something to be lauded!
      I am glad you are responding so well to the new medication (Trelegy) - you must feel so much better.
      As for the additional metered dose inhalers (MDI's), you may want to discuss this further with your prescribing physician. If you are still experiencing a tightness in the chest and some difficulty breathing, your doctor will want to know about this. Once he/she does, they may be able to tweak your medication regimen to help you to feel better.
      What do you think?
      Leon (site moderator

      1. That one and symbicort work good for me and I understand trilogy has symbicort as one of the three but my dr requires more of it hope helps

        1. Hi Gbarchul, I had to reply to your post, can I just say what a remarkable woman you are. An inspiration to others, X

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