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Is it time for me to use a nebulizer?

I’m diagnosed with moderately severe COPD. My main complaint is insomnia and chronic fatigue. At the moment, I’m taking Doxofylline tablet 200mg twice a day, but my doctor really advised me to use the nebulizer with salbutamol together with the Doxofylline tablet. My sleep has improved, but not much. I would like to try using the nebulizer without the tablet first, for the reason that, if possible, I don’t want to take too many medicines. I’m hesitant to start using the nebulizer because I know if I start using it, then I will always have to use it continuously.


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  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi again, Ramsoje, and thanks for your post. You are certainly not alone when you express concerns over chronic fatigue. This is not uncommon issue for people with COPD. I thought you might find it helpful to look over this material on that very topic: https://copd.net/living/tired-vs-copd-tired/. I hope it provides you with a bit more insight.

    Getting a good night’s sleep is also an issue for people with COPD. We have a wealth of material on that topic as well, which I can provide for you if you’re interested. (Don’t want to overwhelm you with articles at this time).

    You may want to discuss your current medication regimen with your prescribing physician. (S)he is the best person to guide you through this until you find a routine that works best for you.
    Please do check back and let us know how you’re doing.
    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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