I have been on the above inhaler for about 5/6 days and feeling really rough. Sunday night I awoke gasping for breath about 4am, I got up and realised I had forgotten my evening dose which the nurse thought could be the reason, have not had that again but gradually I am getting worse with a cough, wheezing, headaches, in fact I tick all the boxes on the side effects plus I am getting heartburn and some discomfort in my chest (feels like muscular).
Before I started this inhaler I had no cough just getting out breath but felt OK. I am in the early stages of COPD (what type I do not know) and wonder whether I would be better off not taking anything except my ventolin inhaler.
My question is have any of you had problems with this Eklira inhaler.
Another quick question, I live in a retirement apartment and the building is being redecorated, not inside the flats but everywhere else and I am worried that when they come to paint the doors of the flats if they use oil based paints how will it affect my COPD, I already suffer bad headaches etc if I come into contact with the smell but managed to avoid any contact by using acrylic water based paint over the past few years - wondering whether I will have to move out when they are painting - I have asked the painters and they don't seem to know what they are going to use as yet.
Sorry I have rambled on.