I have been on Spiriva for a few months.(also on fostair for some time)
I have been suffering with symptoms of silent reflux and breathing ‘tightness’ mostly in the evenings causing coughing at night. I am on meds for acid due to being on aspirin.
I feel that the Spiriva may be causing the dry/ scratchy/ burning throat and tight breathing .
I have stopped the Spiriva a few days now ( but monitoring things ) as I have a GP appointment on 23rd.the reflux symptoms seem less but have just checked my Fev1 and it’s gone down 10 (from 71% to 61%) from last week. It had been stable at 71 for a while. I will check it again before my GP appointment. I didn’t want him to just take me off it then have to wait ages if I needed to go back on it. Hope this makes sense. Just wondering if these side affects are common and if anyone that can’t take it had deteriorated or has been px something as effective in its place. Take care you all and hope this weather is good for everyone. Will keep you posted