Imagine your day as a suitcase. Which activities can you fit in the suitcase while allowing for the weight of breathing? You have to carry the suitcase around with you all day, so you can’t make it too heavy.
Think about all the things you feel you have to do in your day. No doubt you’ll want to get showered and dressed, and eat your regular meals. And maybe you’ve got housework to do and groceries to fetch.
Put all those things in your suitcase.
Now think about the things you’d like to do in your day. Perhaps you’d like to go out with friends, do some gardening, or take the dog for a walk. Look at your suitcase again. Is there enough room to do the things you’d like to do? Or will cramming everything in mean that you are breathless and exhausted? Is there enough space left in there for you to get some rest, too?
Think about what you could take out of your case to make space for the things you’d like to do. Obviously you can’t take out getting dressed and eating, but do all those chores really need to be done in one day? Can you think of ways other people can carry things from your suitcase for you? For example, could someone fetch groceries for you?
Now re-pack your case so you’ve got a balance of the things you have to do and would like to, and so that you won’t end up breathless and exhausted.
COPD: SYMBICORT 160/4.5 mcg is used long-term to improve symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema, for better breathing and fewer flare-ups.
Asthma: SYMBICORT is for the treatment of asthma in patients 6 years and older whose asthma is not well-controlled with an asthma-control medicine such as an inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) or whose asthma warrants treatment with both an ICS and a long-acting beta2-adrenergic agonist (LABA).
SYMBICORT is not used to relieve sudden breathing problems and will not replace a rescue inhaler.Please see full Prescribing Information and Patient Information, and discuss with your doctor.
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