When I first started treatment for copd I was put on Spriva (the powder type). Never any problem with it (except that it quit working). Flovent was added. Several months down the line I noticed a sort of scratchiness in my throat that would get me to coughing, which would put me into a panic of not being able to breathe. My doctor basically poo-pooed me.
I want to insert here that I have always been and still am a faithful and fervent rinser and gargler.
As time went on this continuously got worse and even began to feel like a restriction when I swallowed certain things, like pills. I was changed to Stiolto and Flovent and then the Stiolto seemed to quit working. So now I have gone to all nebulized medications, and largely because I just could not afford those inhalers. Even though I have good insurance, I reached the donut hole very soon with the cost of those and then my cost share was slowing sinking me (in addition to the fact they weren't helping that much). Now I take Budesonide (2 daily), which I understand would be a replacement for Flovent. I also take Perforomist (2 daily) and Ipratropium (4 daily) and am allowed one Albuterol per day.
I have a terrible time taking my pills and supplements because they seem to get stuck in my throat. I think I've got some kind of a build up from medication and wonder if there is any way I can get rid of it on my own.