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After a violent choking episode I noticed a loss of vision in my left eye with a bright pink patch. Was diagnosed with glaucoma with retinal damage and eye-drops prescribed. Xalacom. I have high blood pressure and high cholesterol and am taking a beta blocker and calcium channel blocker and statin for cholesterol. I started coughing soon after taking the meds, had a headache, cold and flu symptoms, could hardly breathe at night especially and my blood pressure increased dramatically (even though Xalacom also contains a beta-blocker). It was changed to Xalatan on 9 May and the cough is almost better now but the headache, higher blood pressure and cold symptoms are making me feel so ill.It is difficult to know whether the medication is the cause of this or if I caught the flu! Anybody had experience of this? I am 76 years old and rarely ill.
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