I asked Mom's primary care doc about a nebulizer to help her breathing. She asked if she could still take Spiriva, and he said "sure, as long as it's just albuterol in the nebulizer."
Well, she tried it, became ill and had a fever, wouldn't use it for about a week. Then she started it again, used it for about four days, but said that it makes her feel jittery and nervous inside "like her insides will shake apart." Her hands do shake very badly all day long after just one treatment in the morning. She said it helps her breathe better, but she can't stand the side effect, and so has discontinued using it.
Does anyone have experience with other medications for nebulizer that are ok to use while on Spiriva (she uses it once daily). I really want to get her relief for SOB, but am not sure what to ask for.
Thanks so much for any help!!!
Love and Prayers to all,