Advair and throat irritation

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i got bronchitis and the doc first put me on abuterol and it knocked my heart for a loop and then he put me on advair and it did the same thing so we just stopped it....they are obviously loaded w. steroids and we all know how great that is for all of us....i could call the doc and ask him/her if there is anything out there on the market that they can prescribe to you to keep your bronchials open w. no side effects of the adrenaline rushes....
A couple of others at work have complained also, not a bad sore throat, just irritated. The lab manager went to the Dr. and they did a strep test, and identified hers as Strep F, said they had never heard of it. Her white count was not elevated. Now I am wondering if several of us are passing it around, although we certainly don't do the obvious things like drink after each other. I have just assumed its a tx thing..... is this common or should I call the Dr and swallow a qtip?
Quite often, while speaking to some one I start choking and feel constrained in the throat and have to stop talking and clear my throat. It has really become very annoying and often tiring on a day to day basis. This started about 2 years ago and now it is quite bad. When I am standing or lying down (on my stomach), the throat irritation seems to be far less, as opposed to sitting (especially on a couch). A semi-hard chair is much better.
All scans, including 9/08, have been ok. I'd like your comments about throat GERD and symptoms limited to the right throat and chest. Endoscope seems very reliable, is there any reason to question the results? Any advice on the need for further testing. The tx now is just 40 mg of prilosec daily. Any help is appreciated.
coughing, sometimes leading to coughing fits and sudden closing of the throat. Sometimes the slightest irritation sets me off and sometimes when I'm asleep I'll suddenly wake up with a violent cough leading to or in the middle of a total choking sensation. I also have gotten to recognize possible triggers such as spicy food, food with lots of "texture", also many times something really sweet will set me off.
However, ever since the end of Oct, I have noticed that the clearing and throat irritation are much worse, especially the throat irritation as I can live with the clearing as I have been for years. I have had to increase my usage of some of the inhalers in this as well. What I am experiencing now is a constant irritated throat, followed by episodes of throat clearing with some shortness of breath which the inhalers do bring good relief.
I've been to the doctor's about 5 times regarding the whole thing and I'm going to be seeing a Ear Nose and Throat specialist in the next few weeks. Nothing works very well. We all seem to know that. But has anyone considered Whooping Cough? It's identical to what I have. There isn't a cure, but antibiotics definitely quicken the recovery. If you're experiencing the same symptoms as me, I'd really consider getting swabbed/blood test for it. I'm hoping to do that this Saurday.
I usually have a sore throat at some point in the day and usually it goes away and may reappear. The worst thing though is the forever feeling of a scratchy throat. Doctors don't want to listen to you though. They just want to push the steriod nasal sprays and prescription antihistamines on you. Tussionex is the only thing that has worked for me.
I drink a lot of coffee (suger, cream or milk, 3 or 4 a day) and I'm wondering if thats causing irritation in the throat bringing on the mucus. I also heard it could be a sign of GERD (reflux disease) but I'm not aware I have that (but it could be the case considering all the coffee and other junk food I have). I heard from GERD its a sensation only (from stomach acids rising up your throat) rather than actual phlegm in your throat. Not sure if this is true though.
It began in 1976 and re occurs every 5 to 6 years. I get a sore throat (not tonsils but when you swallow) I now go straight on antibiotics and use Bricanyl inhaler although it doesnt seem to have much effect except to cause alot of mucus coughed up from the lungs. It causes me to have spasm coughing and if I cannot control this to 3 or 4 coughs my windpipe closes over making it hard to breath in or out.
I’ve tried to pass the saline solution from nostril to nostril and nostril to back of throat but none prevail. L And yes, sdlidstone, it is a daily problem to me too. I’m not good at rattling my sinus and my fingers are too short!!! My appointment is on coming Thursday, I’ll let you know what my GP is going to say. C.
Advair is not the same sort of drug as Albuterol is. Advair is ipratroprium bromide, a drug that works on suppressing the parasympathic system. It is a maintenance drug and not a 'rescue' drug like Albuterol is. Albuterol is a fast acting drug that smooths the muscle lining your airways dilating it and allowing you to take in more air. The drugs are very typically used in conjunction with each other not one or the other.
It's been happening more recently, and it feels like my throat and chest is restricting. I've been blaming it on allergies and the fact that I'm pretty much always congested. Every time a doctor looks at my throat they're surprised I'm not more bothered by the irritation from the sinus drainage. The thing is, this "sighing" has been happening more and more frequently.
My allergist thought it was my Dulera (inhaled combination med like Advair). I eliminated the atrovent and reduced my Dulera and the laryngitis healed. She needs to discus any changes in dosage with her doctor before making changes. I had already been discussing the changes with my doctor as my asthma had become much better controlled. I just pushed up the timeline on one and she made the other. God bless.
Have yet to pick this up as I am also on an antibiotic and Advair Inhalers and a cough syrup and worry about mixing all these meds together. Babara, I too am saying Novena's, etc. etc. No such help yet :-) I find that belching can trigger a few. I find that coughing can trigger a few. But, it is the ones that do not stop that drive me crazy and occur right out of the blue. Arthur, you seem to be very knowledgeable in this area. What is AF, that you mentioned? Do PAC's cause AF?
An asthma flare can cause you to lose your voice. It could also just be your allergies and PND or irritation from coughing. Advair discus (realy any dry powder inhaler) has larger particles than MDI inhalers that land on the vocal cords and irritate them causing you to be hoarse. I would suggest that you ask your docotr about MDI alternatives. Advair Hfa is one. Others include Symbicort and Dulera. Feel better.
Just prescribed Advair 250/50 twice a day and Albuterol p.r.n. and pre-exercise. Any worries about long-term use of Advair or Albuterol? And, at what point does asthma cause irreversible damage? Does asthma cause other health problems? Approximately how long before see an improvement with Advair? Thanks.
Well, they put the scope down my nose and throat and there is a lot of irritation, redness, swelling, etc., in my esophagus. He couldn't get into the voice box because it was so irritated that I started gagging, etc., but he thinks there is a viral infection in my esophagus and voice box. Not sure, but thinks that is what it is. Still, I have no voice - but it seems to be doing a teeny tiny bit better. He gave me some more Tussinex (sp?), that helps with the coughing, which I still have.
I wake up with heartburn and nausea every day. I see a GI specialist and a pulmonologist. I take aciphex and advair. They referred me to a surgeon for a lap nissen procedure. He read my file and said he is not sure the surgery will help. He thinks there may be neurological damage to my esophageal muscles or an underlying cause such as lupus and does not want to operate right away. He is talking about waiting another year to see if neurological healing will spontaneously take place.
I have taken myself off of advair because I read the side effects and was choking a lot because of throat irritation and the constant worry of getting the yeast infection back into my throat again. I also read the clinical trials which show that sinus and upper resp probs did occur in a small amount of people(forgot how many, maybe 8 or 10?) in a study of 84 people. I wonder if I could be in the small percentage because I don't have allergies and never had this trouble until now.
A third reason is chronic sinusitis. Postnasal drip can cause coughing as a result of irritation of the throat and lungs. Your son may experience the postnasal drip as a feeling of mucus at the back of his throat. You may notice your son clearing his throat. The fat content in dairy products can thicken mucus. Generally eating dairy products with less fat content is helpful. Drinking plenty of water will help to thin the mucus so that it moves more easily.
I'm on advair 250, i also now have a blue puffer that is fast acting. I dont know if its dry or powder. And i always regurgitate foamy spit do you think that has anything to do with anything? I've been kinda not doing my steroid puffer because im scared too so i dont take it all the time, is that really bad?
I WAS ON ADVAIR BUT I SEEM TO GET A THRUSH MOUTH EVERY 2 WEEKS AND A WHITE COATED TONGUE AND THEN A SORE THROAT SO I QUIT THE ADVAIR.I WAS ON ASAMAX AND ALSO FORADIL WHICH SEMS TO OPEN THE THROAT PASSAGES.I HAVE SPEND 1,200.00 ON ACCUPUNTURE,MY BODY FELT GREAT 12 TREATMENTS WHICH YOU PAY YOURSELF NOT COVERED BY INSURANSE.MY DOCTORS KEEP TELLING ME TO HAVE MY SINSUS DRAINED.I AM VERY SCARED AS I HAD MY SPLEEN AND DIDNT WAKE FOR 6 HOURS SO I AM AFRIAD TO GO.
Postnasal drip can cause breathing difficulty as a result of irritation of the throat and lungs. You may experience the postnasal drip as a constant feeling of mucus at the back of your throat. Typically this is worse at night when you lay down to sleep. Generally this irritation feels the worst when you wake up and gets better as the day goes on. The fat content in dairy products can thicken mucus. Generally eating dairy products with less fat content is helpful.
it made my lower lip swell 4xs it's size and burnt the skin inside and out ,affecting my lungs throat and God knows what else ,then from that very day is when my sugar level shot out of sight. Thanks for your comment I'm about at my wits end.
Although there are many other causes for sore throat and laryngitis, GERD should be suspected in a patient with chronic sore throat or other GERD symptoms or when no other cause can be found. Severe, long-standing GERD can damage the esophagus and cause a condition known as Barrett's esophagus wherein the normal lining of the esophagus is replaced by a lining more like that of the stomach or intestine.
Joy--you sound just like me. I can turn a cough and a runny nose into HIV if you give me a minute. There are lots, lots, lots of reasons for dry cough. The main ones that I would suggest to you are Post Nasal Drip, which is just drainage down the back of your throat, due to sinus issues. The drip makes your throat "tickle" and then you cough. Also, you should consider Reflux. Most people who have symptoms of reflux don't even know they have them.
However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
My allergist, after identifying my allergens, has been treating me with Flonase, Claritin, saline nasal wash, and Advair (to treat irritation from my frequent coughing due to chronic post nasal drip). All taken on a daily basis. I also started allergy shots in March of 2004 which I realize may take a year or more before they help. I do not have asthma, I've passed four tests given by my primary care MD and my allergist. CT scans done in December 2003 revealed blockages in all sinus cavities.
It appears that these two conditions can lead to chronic irritation of the throat leading to vocal cords being hypersensitive to irritant stimuli.
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