A word or two before I get into this "thread"..... I am just initiating this thread to determine if I have gleaned some of the posting parameters of this forum so this basically is an initial "test" to see if I can manage to post pictures or attachments to the thread as the pics will help in explaining the questions and observations I will intend to convey...
I have repeatedly tried to use the "preview" icon so as to check on my post/thread contents but alas It does not seem to want to "compute " so I will just hit the "create thread" icon and see what unfolds .....
In the interim if this fails to load the pic attachment etc. I will add that my initial question of this thread was to inquire if any forum members have actually kept track or record of how many "puffs" doses they actually get from their respective inhalers.... my documented observations will be included as /if this thread goes anywhere!!!
I must say I appreciate the replies and additionally appologize for the broken "link" (beyond my control.... but I have replaced my picture site and have added the new picture )... hoping it shows up now.....
I will include my reasoning for the thread inquiry a little later as I am trying to think of a way to present it so that it doesn't come across or be misinterpreted solely as a"rant" or "vent' at BIG PHARMA or my own local apotocary!!!.... Well maybe it actually may very well be more of a "vent " as this recently has put me in a bit o' a "tiff" or some other state of confusuion
Interesting to note that some of you have these numbered Inhalers at your disposal... Perhaps I may have to request same from me own druggist!!
BTW ye'll have to excuse me absence from the fence as I'm not usually up early enuff to attend the refreshments
Avalon, it may make sense to do a letter up to the respective pharma companies, write to their customer service people and send a copy of your logs. I would suggest a "looking for a solution" tone and see what response you get. You will probably get the better response than going at it as a "problem" that they may feel a need to defend against.
Just a suggestion.
Join us at the Fence anytime day or night.
I am not sure my discrepancies are as large as yours. I keep the one puffer in a pocket so I can't swear thatsome puffs don't get wasted because the puffer gets pressed accidentally. The other puffer, I know it is consistently 2 or 3 short.
Post by lavishgail on Oct 23, 2019 11:50:52 GMT -5
Ty, the pics came up. Gerald this is true. You never know how many times it may go off in one's pocket. One of mine which is a rescue inhaler has to be turned and then push the button in order to use, so I never worry about that one. y'all
Oh and you're welcome to go to the fence anytime day or even middle of the night if you can't sleep. We all can see who has been their and still can read. So have a try! Good luck with the puffers.
insert quote here Avalon, it may make sense to do a letter up to the respective pharma companies, write to their customer service people and send a copy of your logs. I would suggest a "looking for a solution" tone and see what response you get. You will probably get the better response than going at it as a "problem" that they may feel a need to defend against.
Gerald this is a very astute observation and suggestion ... I will pursue this query on such a tact. This has happened so often as of late to be more than just my inadvertently/accidentally discharging my own inhaler(s) in me own pocket...or conversely that I might be miscounting the number of times I use my inhalers or using incorrectly !! It is I disagreeERTION that I am doing neither!!
I also appreciate the time and consideration of response given by other posters that have commented!
Perchance I shall have to inquire if my respective inhalers are available in the format of having a "numbered inhaler" or as Sallybrown mentions a "Puff Dose Reminder" that would fit me own "puffers"!!
BTW Sallybrown are these "Puff Dose Reminders" re-usable or is a new one required for each inhaler?
In any event I will endeavour to draft a letter to the respective "pharmas" expressing my concerns /considerations etc..
My initial view was/is that the inhalers are not at the 200 dose capacity that they are claimed and that this is a sort of 'Less is more" type of scenario...similar in analogy to the way Nescafe coffee reduced in size from 200 g. jars to 170 grams or how recent cheese blocks were reduced from 450 g to 400 all the while the price remaining the same !!!!!
Whether the big pharma are aware of or doing this reduction with malice or fore-thought is beyond me or maybe the machinery of the valves in these inhalers are somehow defective !?!?