I was diagnosed in Oct. 07 with moderate COPD. Was put on Advair, Spiriva and ProAir
as my rescue inhaler
. After being on the Advair and Spiriva for several months, I began to become ill. Spent the sickest winter of my life, while on these inhalers. Bronchitis, pneumonia and pleurisy that was so painful for 3 months. I was doing okay before the inhalers. At least not sick all the time. Then, I went off the inhalers. Personally, I said heck with them.