COPD and my PM
Although I have a long list of health issues, other than my heart, the most pressing is the COPD. I just learned a lesson that may be useful to others. I use a Trelegy inhaler once a day and it works quite well. Then Monday when I used it I noticed that I did not seem to taste the powder as before, but just figured I was getting used to it. Yesterday it was like I simply inhaled air. I wear a smartwatch and frequently check my HR. I noticed early in the day that my HR was elevated between the high 80's to 100. As the day progressed I noted that my HR was not going below 90 and it took almost no movement to raise it. At one point just walking a few steps shot it up to 112!. Time to freak out. A little research on the net revealed that there is a relationship between untreated COPD and HR. I went t my pharmacy and explained the situation to the pharmacist. She called the maker of Trelegy. After a few questions, they agreed to replace the inhaler. Fortunately, I had just refilled the med so I had another on hand to use until I got the replacement. After getting back home I used the inhaler and within a few hours, my HR was back at normal and staying there. Today all is well.
Just a little FYI for those with COPD and heart issues.