Medicine Change

I'm bummed to say that I have stopped using Tobi Podhaler.  I noticed at the end of my second cycle that I was having a scratchy voice and felt like my throat was full of phlegm and I had to keep clearing my throat.  I figured this was due to seasonal allergies as everything was covered in pollen around here. 

BUT, I started my 3rd cycle on Tuesday (4/30).  Then by Thursday I was starting to feel the froggy voice.  I tossed all night long as I'd wake up clearing my throat of the spit/phlegm - it sucked.  I called my doctor's office on Friday to tell them about it and my voice was even worse come Friday when we talked.  I don't mind the scratchy voice, but I can't stand the clearing of my throat and feeling like there is something in there choking me.  

They told me I could either keep using it or we can switch me back to using Cayston.  So, I decided I'd go back to Cayston.  So, sadly I have over 3 weeks worth of medication that I won't be using.  What a waste.  I'm going to see if anyone online wants's no good to me anymore.

I've thought about trying to start it back up, but I just don't want that phlegmy feeling freaks me out.  

I'm pretty bummed and frustrated about it not cooperating with my body.  It's so easy to use and take on trips.  I was actually out of town when I had to call my doctor (my sister graduated from the University of Alabama!).  

I had been drinking before I did a treatment then even gurgled water afterwards to keep the excess powder from lingering in my throat.  But that didn't seem to do the trick.  Maybe I didn't give it long enough...I just don't know.  What I do know is that by Sunday I pretty much had my voice back and I wasn't clearing my throat incessantly.  


  1. Oh man, Tobi podhaler is a hard one to tolerate. It gave an extreme asthma reaction. It is too bad because it is so convenient.


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