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Hello, I suffer from asthma roughly 40 years now and since about 5 years I'm inhaling the Symbicort 160 almost one time a day. My doctors say because it's inhaled, the cortisone has virtually no side effects. Since I'm taking this medicine I stopped taking Ventilan (aerosol) and it really works very well. Anyway, after so much tame taking it, I decided once again to ask if it's really so safe as I was told or if there are some complication I should expect in the future due to side effects?
started symbicort yesterday under doc's orders for the increased use of ventolin, also decided to hold allergy shot until peak flow is better. Horrible side effects I don't remember having in the winter, insane shaking, bad muscle cramps and unable to think clearly. Leaving until friday to see if there is any change as my body gets use to it, if not back to doc.
Now that's I'm using the symbicort again, all the muscous and mild tighness is back. Why? I think it's the lactose, pulmicort worked tons better than advair diskus bad in the day and I never noticed that Symbicort had lactose in it. Sypmtoms also increase to an asthma attack when I pigged out on Reese cups after Hallooween just has milk ingriendent and LACTOSE. I'm glad I have an extra advair refill on my prescription so I don't have to make an extra doctor visit.
You mentioned you have incessant coughing and wheezing and that you tried Ventolin and Symbicort and that you are still coughing. Symbicort is an asthma medication. I know because I have asthma too. If you are wheezing, then, in my opinion, although I am not a doctor, your asthma isn't under control. Due to the fact that you are wheezing and coughing, I would go to either a walk in clinic or the emergency dept. of your nearest hospital.
symbicort has a medication similar to ventolin in it, it doesn't make sense that you are allowed symbicort but not ventolin or atrovent ..... You need to talk to your doctor about a plan of what to do when you become symptomatic. It could involve a doctor's visit, extra dose of symbicort or looking into other reliever medications.
Initially it started with allergies,then asthma.....initial days my ventolin and formoterol inhalers were working, but last 3 years it is not helping much... I checked FEV which is 68% of predicted...but no significant increase in FEV1 after bronchodialator.... Every day I feel little tightnes, even if I take symbicort...daily moring and evening..... saw pulmonologyst 5 months back, he suggested to continue with the same+singulair.... Feeling very desprate....please help with some suggestions.
I also use Symbicort and was using my inhaler quite a bit...every night and 1-3 times during the day. I started taking Singulair a month ago and I don't use my inhaler nearly as much anymore. I've used it 3 times at night in the past month (2 of the times I forgot to take Singulair) and a few random times during the day/evening. Just a thought if you don't already take it and you have allergy issues. Take care.
I tried an inhaled steriod to help control my asthma as my ventolin use had increased daily. I used this for only 4 weeeks and it seemed to bring my asthma under control but the resulting hoarse throat got to the point that I stopped using the steriod. It has been 5 weeks since I stopped using it but the hoarse throat, raspy voice and the constant feeling of needing to clear my throat persists. My GP has given me a dose of oral anti-fungals which did not help.
of course then I woke up with a very tight chest because I was due for the symbicort and prednisone and haven't had ventolin for 7 hours, but oh well.
When you get an attack of asthama, start with ventolin and symbicort. Drink coffee, if you feel like. If you feel that your asthma is aggravating, get hospitalized and get salbutamol nebulization.
My MEDICATIONS INCLUDE GABAPENTIN, M'Eslon, statex, CLONAZEPA,M, DANTRIUM. I also use ventolin and symbicort for asthma. Do any of THESE MEDICATIONS CAUSE PHOTOPHOBIA?
Since you are already on prednisone, maybe you could suggest to your GP that you be put on a preventative inhaler daily? I take Symbicort 2x daily and I can't tell you what a difference it has made. My pulse oximetry was also 99-100, so I understand your frustration. I also take Singulair i tab daily. These two meds have made me feel so much better, maybe they could do the same for you. I hope so. Or there are other inhalers you could try, I'm sure your doc would know which one for you.
Topamax 100mgs once a day, Aspirin 81mgs once, Ventolin as needed, Symbicort 160/4.5 2 puffs twice a day, protonix 40mgs once, Nitro 0.4 mgs as needed, Omnaris 2 sprays each nostril once a day, Allergra D 12 hour twice a day, Florinef 0.1mg once a day (and I was on a 16 day course of Predisone which didn't help much) Again any help would be great...
When you get an attack of asthama, start with ventolin and symbicort. Drink coffee, if you feel like. If you feel that your asthma is aggravating, get hospitalized and get salbutamol nebulization.
Symbicort has a counter, too. When it gets to the yellow area time to refill prescription...haha. I've also had problems because my Proair was low. I agree that rescue inhalers should have counters...people don't have running tallies in their head as to how much they've used. If Symbicort and Advair have them, I don't see why Proair, Proventil, etc can't. It doesn't make sense to me, either.
Ok, meds changed to symbicort 200 - 2 puffs twice daily and the usual ventolin (although it is name-brand this inhaler because the generic was back ordered). I didn't sleep any better (up every 2 hours) but I am puppy sitting right now so I'm not in my own bed. This morning though I do feel a bit better (knock on wood). We'll have to see if it works any better than the advair. Already the stupid muscle cramps are gone, and the doctor seemed surprised I was getting them on the advair.
The doctor say i don't have to take ventolin beacause Fomertrol+budesonide and Motelukast+LC. will prevent the difficulty. But only medicines which seems to be working is Ventolin and Motelukast+LC. When i tried stopping Motelukast+LC my throat tightness increased. I am confused whether my problem is asthma since steroid inhaler doesn't seems to be effective. Doctor says i may be using the inhaler properly. Then why throat tightness decrease when i puff Ventolin.
But, it is not a good idea to assume that this is asthma, especially when you have gotten only minimal benefit from good asthma medicines such as Symbicort® (budesonide/formoterol fumarate dehydrate) Inhalation Aerosol. It could be something else and there are many other diseases of the lungs and heart that can make it difficult to breathe and give you tightness of the chest.
I was written a prescription for antibiotics, prednisone, and ventolin( 2puffs, qid). Symbicort to continue 2 puffs, tid. By afternoon I tried to have some Chicken noodle soup at my favorite place Gagga and could only finish 1/2 of it and took awhile to have that much (small- med bowl). That night I was already feeling better and was able to have a meal.
Is it normal that I experience air hunger (shortness of breath), chest pains, and dizziness even though I'm on Symbicort (2x daily) and Ventolin (supposed to be 4x daily, but only take it 2x, or when needed)? I've been diagnosed with asthma last month and I haven't had my appointment with a specialist yet. I find the inhalers help a lot, if I don't take them I experience worst symptoms of shortness of breath, chest pains and dizziness.
Hi, it's very important to go to your physician to decide what type of medication is best for you. Asthma is a desease that needs to be treated and undercontroll to avoid attacks. Attacks can be life threatening. When you have asthma, you always have inflammation or swelling in the airways of your lungs. You may not feel this inflammation, but your lungs do. Uncontrolled inflammation (swelling) makes your airways more sensitive to asthma triggers like pollen, dust, and smoke.
Hello Ghars, I too have GERD and Barretts Esoughagus and Asthma. You may need to get on daily meds for the GERD (Prilosec, Aciphex, etc.) and a daily inhaled steroid like Symbicort. Talk to your Dr.
Hi, I used to be on Qvar and Ventolin, I recently changed doctors and explained to my dr that I had been needing my ventolin up to 10 times per day, even if all I was doing was sitting on thr lounge. He prescribed me with the symbicort turbuhaler and I have one puff off this once a day and in the past 2 months that I have been on it, I have pretty much forgotten that I am asthmatic, even through the extreme cold in the last couple of weeks.
While I am not on any DMD, I am on Tegretol, Elavil, Citalopram for my MS symptoms. I am on Spireva, Symbicort, Singulair and Ventolin for my COPD and Asthma and Prevacid and Lipitor for GERD and high cholesterol. I also take Amitriptyline for fatigue related to MS. Has anyone else had trouble with protein or calcium deficiency that has been proven related to any meds?
Hi, thanks for replying my inhalers are symbicort attrovent,ventolin I cant remember my test results as i did not understand them I recently started smoking again since I had pneumonia in January I have had bronchitus, in march plerucy and now nov have a chest infection at the moment they have given me steroids and antibiotics
The thing that makes me frightened is my heart beats loud and real fast and I need to go to the toilet. I use Ventolin and Atrovent daily, sometimes not at all and all I would love to do is walk some fair distance. I play golf and can walk about 400m and can climb stairs but breathing is very difficult afterwards.
I have taken different inhalers over the years and am now trying Symbicort. I am under a specialist now and he has suggested I have reflux and he wants me to take medication for this. Since March this year I have had two courses of prednisone which seems to be the only thing to stop me coughing. BUT two weeks after I have stopped taking the prednisone I start coughing again.
The problem is this has been an almost daily occurence and I hate taking ventolin that regularly. I am already using 800mcg of pulmicort a day and even at that level it has been giving me muscle cramps and messing up my period, so I don't want to increase it. Any comments? Or things I could try?
I was put on cough pills, antibiotics (z-pack), and two inhalers (symbicort, and ventolin). My cough continued for another week and a half, then it got better. I started having a shallow cough and was coughing up a great deal of mucus. I stopped taking my inhalers. I started to get better, although my cough continued. On Sunday I felt congested, like I was developing a head cold. My cough started to get worse again. I am on day two of my cough being horrible again.
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