I did it! Made it through the entire Easter service, incense and all. The first time in years. A decision I made last week may have helped.
Friday I stopped using the Advair Discus. It may have actually been Thursday night when I finally got fed up with coughing and started to eliminate the possibilities.
It was easy to choose Advair as the first to go: every time I used it, it seemed to cause me to cough. Inhaling a fine dust should make me cough, I think. Or, it should be soothing, like the mist from the Albuterol.
It it now Monday, and the coughing has indeed subsided. On the Advair, even the slightest touch near my throat would make me cough. A dry, tickling cough that was never productive.
Tonight will tell the tale. A full night's work usually includes sneezing and coughing, especially once the presses start. Everyone erupts when the presses have been running a while, but I usually am the first to react. This is an old building with very poor ventilation. Our workspace is covered in the fine black dust attributable to printers' ink.
I've already made it through Monday night, but there was no preprint to cloud the air by 9PM. Also, I may need some time to heal. And what am I going to do with 2 months' worth of Advair? The copay alone is $50.00!