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Another Round of Cayston

Well, I started my third round of Cayston on Saturday and so far so good.  The other two times, I experienced some chest tightness and discomfort around days 2-5.  It was miserable...I'd wake up in the middle of the night feeling like an elephant was standing on my chest.  Never had anything like that happen to me before, so it was definitely scary.  I stuck it out and after a few days, it went away.

So when I talked to the doc back in December, she suggested taking two puffs of Ventolin before each treatment.  My lungs were probably tightening up due the medicine that it wasn't used to - no surprise they freaked out as I am not a loyal chest PT person.  So, the Ventolin was to help keep them relaxed and keep from panicking when the medicine started coming in.  I take my two hits off the inhaler right before each treatment and am happy to report that I haven't had any tightness or discomfort - knock on wood.  Breathing clear as usual, but a slight increase in cough.   Otherwise, I'm happy to report that all is well.

Yay - hope all treatments are this easy :)

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