Has anyone had any problems with Spiriva inhaler - I did try it many months ago but gave up after a couple of days due to side effects (I am very prone to side effects of so many drugs) so I stopped and over the time have tried many others and given up so I have just been on my Ventolin though not sure whether it helps or not. Anyway I had a visit to my nurse this week and she confirmed that my breathing is worse than before but decided that I should try the Spiriva again so I agreed but on the second day I started to feel some aching in my sinuses then that night developed a sore throat. Anyway it is now four days on and I have full blown sinusitis, worst ever, bad headache and many other symptoms. Could this be pure coincidence and picked up a virus, I had not been out much and a bit quick I thought to pick up something at the surgery, by the way I stopped the inhaler after the 2nd day when these symptoms started as I had looked at the leaflet in the box and all the side effects are there. I have tried many other inhalers but all have their side effects. I also have diastolic heart failure and get swollen feet and ankles which some of the other inhalers made
worse. I would be interested to hear if anyone else out there has had similar experiences and also any other inhalers that others use without all this problem.