Hello everyone. This is my first time posting on this brilliant site. I Just wondered if any one has had problems with joint pains whilst on Spiriva. I'm on Ventolin Accuhaler as well as Spiriva. Sob and exhaustion have been a real problem and I do think that sob has improved since using Spiriva for 3 months but I have recently developed painful joints and nodules on my fingers. My knees are so bad now that I can hardly walk. I have until these past few weeks always considered myself very lucky not to have any problems in this area and it has come on so suddenly, not gradually as I would have expected it to do if it was due to age (69). I wondered if any one else can make a connection with developing joint pain whilst on Spiriva.
Also I would really appreciate any information about non- steroid preventers as my father went blind due to glaucoma and my pressure is borderline high. I have had surgery for narrow angle glaucoma so am anxious not to make the other glaucoma condition worse with steroids.
Thank you to all of you out there who take so much trouble to send out such informative info and replies, helping fellow sufferers with understanding and caring support which really makes a difference.