Flu to Bronchitis

2010 diagnosed with cough variant asthma. At the time I would cough.. exhaling… till I passed out.

Advair, ventolin… till insurance didn’t like that.

Dulera, till insurance didn’t like that.

Newly prescribed Simbicort. This has been the worst winter since 2010. Flu to Bronchitis… to a cough that won’t stop.

Want to hear from those those who’ve been on Simbicort. Am concerned about long term use. What does “long term mean?” 6 months? 6 years?

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  • Erin Rush moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Goby and thank you for sharing part of your story with the COPD.net community.

    As Leon mentioned, you may want to check out our sister site for people living with asthma — https://asthma.net/.

    Also, in addition to any community feedback you may receive about Symbicort, I believe the information that Leon inked to may help answer some of your questions. If you haven’t already, you may want to bring up any questions you have with your physician.

    I am sorry you have had to switch medications due to insurance issues. I know that must be frustrating. And I am sorry this has been such a rough year for you, health-wise. Please don’t hesitate to contact your doctor, should your symptoms continue to worsen or if you feel the Symbicort is not working well for you. Keep in mind that since Symbicort is considered a ‘maintenance drug’, it may take some time to start working for you.

    Since you are dealing with a persistent cough, I thought you might find this information on coughing issues helpful — https://copd.net/symptoms/persistent-cough/.

    Thank you for reaching out and I hope you get some relief from that cough very soon!

    Best, Erin, COPD.net Team Member.

  • Leon Lebowitz, BA, RRT moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Goby – sorry to hear of the challenges you’ve been facing. While you may hear from our community members about their own experiences with Symbicort, I thought you might find it helpful to review this published material on that very medication: https://copd.net/treatment/medication-overview/medications/symbicort/

    I see that you’ve been diagnosed with Asthma. You may want to register on our sister site here —> https://asthma.net/register/

    All the best,
    Leon (site moderator)

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