I changed to Spiriva a couple of months ago and normally take it around 0630-0700 when i get up, it takes a little while to kick in so i find i am a little bit SOB in the mornings, but most days not too bad.
Spiriva is a 24 hour drug so i realise it is not so effective early hours of the morning.
2 nights ago my girlfriend had a shock as she woke up about 2am to find me fighting for breath, apparently i was lifting myself up slightly but could not get a breath. She tried slapping me, pinching me and then shouting at me to try and get me to wake up.
She says this went on for about 5 minutes, but time in a stressful situation like that tends to get exaggerated so it was probably only a couple of minutes.
She was about to call for an ambulance when apparently i managed to take a deep breath and fell into a deep sleep. She was petrified and i don't want to put her in that situation again. So am i better off taking the medication later in the day or evening?
I remember a post recently and the member wrote that he/she takes the medication around 3pm to ensure a peaceful sleep knowing that the airways are open.
I am thinking of doing the same, but probably around 5pm as sometimes i am out working in the afternoons.
If i started today for example, does it matter that i took a dose this morning? The alternative is not to take a dosage tomorrow morning and wait until evening, but don't fancy a day being SOB.
Any advice please?