The doctor said I had severe asthma,and that my lung function was at a third of what it should be. I am on oxygen at night,at 2and half liters. I have copd,which he said was chronic brohchitis,and asthma. I am on combivent 4 puffs, 4 times a day,and now he put me on advair, one puff, twice a day. What can I expect long term,life expectancy? I do not smoke,and am 47 years old, can't believe that I have this. Tell me things I can do to improve my lung function.,or is it hopeless?
Dr. Tells me that i'm only 20% just a number. Went to spivia 2 weeks ago and so far so good. Don't use oxygen now and neb only 2 or 3 times in 24 hours a day. Don't know why and don't question. Might be worth a try. Expectancy is good until you quit fighting. Don't quit.
Thank you for the encouragement. I go back in a few weeks,for another checkup and you,like so many others,have suggested spiriva. I am going to ask him about it. I am on advair,and combivent. The combivent is good for attacks,but that is it. I am getting worse, I think. So,thanks again,and maybe the next time,i will have a better check up. :d
I to was on albuterol and combivent. I didn't think I could live without the combivent and went thru them in 20 days or less. Since the spiriva I don't use the combivent and only need the albuterol maybe 2 or 3 times in 24hrs. Good luck and let me know how your next Dr. Comes out.