Symbicort how long to work

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Avatar n tn How long does it take for Symbicort to work in not making me have deep coughing which I didn't have before Symbicort? Is this normal? Does it take a few weeks to clear your lungs with deep coughing or is this a side effect and I should call my doctor?
Avatar n tn it really has not helped much and it is making me so shaking and anxious. Thanks for explaining how it is supposed to work. I think the side effects, at least for me, are not good. It hurts my stomach too, even though I take it with food. I'm still coughing and I lose my voice because I don't have enough air to speak properly. I used to buy Benylin in Canada.......I don't think they sell it here in Florida. I am going to ask my brother to send me some from Canada........
Avatar m tn I was taking prednisone this year for about 2 months total and read it causes bone loss/high sugar. how long can I take it safely, can I take 10mg/day for 6 months to a year?
Avatar m tn If that doesn't improve your asthmna, it sounds like Xolair maybe a good option for you. Your doctor will need to do blood work to confirm that you have allergic asthma. They test will check your IgE level. It needs to be at least 33. While an IgE level of 33 will qualify you for Xolair treatment, levels that low may not be very effective as your allergies may not be the root cause. I have been on Xolair almost a year.
Avatar f tn Was unable to work, Doc told me I needed to see pulmonary specialist and not to go back to work till I did. If I got up and walked 5 feet I would be so weak I could not stand. Went to see specialist couple weeks later, by this time was fighting terrible mood swings, felt out of control, really, really bad mood swings and fatigue. Doc told me to stop taking Predisone, that I was having severe reaction to it.
Avatar m tn Even tho' I'm now seeing doctors and specialists we all know it's good to get 2nd or 3rd opinions. I'd like your general advice on how best to handle these ailments. I'll describe what I'm doing already, with notes on which medication I'm taking and which conditions have actually been diagnosed...but if there is some extra good advice to be had I'm all for it. I am male, 33 years, 173cm and 82kg (live in Germany). My diet and physical activity is average (cycle most days...
Avatar f tn I find when i am finding my asthma due to allergies playing up it helps to use my symbicort puffer as well. You need to use the puffer daily as well until you see your dr. You can use more than 4x a day if you have too.
744603 tn?1348044875 I went to the doctors and he referred me to a specialist who tried to put a camera up my nose and down the back of my throat without any sort of numbing medication. I freaked out and wouldn't let him do it so we just assumed it was reflux coupled with some kind of allergy so I was given stomach acid suppressing medication and a nasal spray to try for 3 months. This helped a little but did not cure the problem by a long way.
Avatar m tn There are several things that can be contributing to your difficult to control asthma. You need a good doctor who will work with you and fight for you to get the treatment you need. Some things you need to discuss with a good doctor are allergy control, Xolair, Aspirin Exacerbated Respiratory disease, and GERD. I hope that gives you some hope that things can get better. I have been where you are and I am doing much better after finding the root cause and treating it. God bless.
Avatar f tn We all know how to check for lumps but not to listen to our bodies. And when we know something is wronge and our body is talking to us, screaming "hay this doesn't feel right" our Dr's MUST listen. The older you get the more you know when somthing is off. I know my body and I listen to it.
Avatar f tn This may take a while to find and get an appt. Another alternative is to try to get the first doctor to reconsider by giving him more info and start a discussion with info such as the following. I put this together to try and help a Forum member, with basically the same problems, get her doctor's attention and try and change his approach. Judi, I hate to see you stop after all this effort. I would give it one more try.
Avatar n tn mdmystery exactly how long have you been cured i would like to talk to you more this is ma email fili_solja5***@**** else feel free to contact me
Avatar n tn for all three observations. I was prescribed Symbicort, but could not handle it, then I was switched to Spiriva and it is (so far) doing nothing as I'm not feeling any releif (after 3 days). - what you think would be a specific diagnosis? - what would be the best treatment?
173975 tn?1216261375 My 5-year-old cries at school and tells his teacher how sick I am. We were watching the video on how to use the Epi-Pen and I had a trainer pen. During the time that my husband and older kids were learning how to use it, my 5-year-old cried "Please don't die." It is heartbreaking to see them go through this. I was undetected at 8 weeks. My viral load was about 11,000,000+ and my bx was stage 3 grade 2b.
1236557 tn?1268009996 But once they reach their 20's it often returns (and at times with a vengeance). The best thing to do is to work with your doctor to get the best treatment plan that works to control your asthma. Controlled asthma equals good quality of life. Uncontrolled asthma can wreak havoc on one's life and make it absolutely miserable.
942934 tn?1268111982 My day is busy as it is and I need to be functioning a 100% at work, and these days my boss is complaining about my work as I am not as sharp as I used to be. What happens then is my sleep becomes disrupted because I am way over tired trying to perform as "normal" and then it becomes this crazy vicious cycle of bad sleep due to sheer exhaustion and very little stress tolerance. I don't know how long I can keep this up.
Avatar n tn You might want to see a pulmonary specialist to make sure that the mucus is not due to another, non-smoking related lung disease or to gastroesophageal reflux (GERD). Also at this dose, the function of your adrenal glands is almost certainly totally suppressed. That means that you will have to work with your doctor to reduce the prednisone dose very slowly to allow adrenal gland function to return.
Avatar n tn Last year i had complete sinus reconstructive surgery. I am still dealing with a lot of the same symptoms. It is very interesting to me how the ENTs and Allergists and Family drs all say conflicting things. Everytime i go to the doctor feeling dizzy nasua fatigue ect. they want to put me on antiboitics for sinus infection and then i go see my ENT he says everything looks good.
212161 tn?1476095111 Right now for long term I am tolerating Symbicort but he is wanting to switch me to flowvent because it doen't have those stimulents in them (which would speed up my heart and I assume exasterbate your condition). I hope this helps! Merry Christmas!
Avatar n tn an allergy to pollen or at work (not to work!) etc? Also when I exercise I usually feel better, and do not have any asthmatic symptoms in the period after finishing exercise, but feel more tired than usual. No history of asthma in my family even though my father and sibling smoke. I live in a tobacco free/smoke free country enviro, healthy diet, why/how have I got this condition?
284558 tn?1225610592 hi take albuterol and in my breathing machine and my doc gave me symbicort but i havent taken it yet how does it work after u take it..i also have anxiety to so when my anxiety kicks in my asthma does to i take my meds like i should and some times if i stay in the house i have to stay in front of the fan are in col air. i am going to write all theis down and talk with the doc and see what she can do.
Avatar n tn Can you share your experiences about acute bronchitis? How long does this take to heal and feel better? How much corticosteroids is good for bronchitis?
Avatar n tn I took a gander at their website to see how it is supposed to work. My take is it would be a last ditch treatment if all else fails as far as I am concerned.
Avatar m tn I've been told that how fast your adrenals recover depends on many factors - how long you've been on the steroids, what dose you've been on, how many times you've been on them (no matter at what dose) - as well as your own body. Doctors usually are a bit reluctant to give the steroids for long term or at high doses (obviously that one doctor I had wasn't!
Avatar f tn But I'm going to try to go to a clinic or something to try to get a physician sample of Symbicort (that's how I got started on it). I went to the pharmacy today to try to get some, but it costs ALOT !! since my insurance is expired or wtv, my mom didn't really tell me what was going on with that? Last time I did my peak flow meter was 3 months ago, so I don't really remember. I'll try to go get one at the pharmacy tomorrow or something. Would Pulmicort do the job until my appointment?
Avatar f tn I see a pulmonologist and an allergist who coordinate with my primary care but when I started with my primary care she didn't even know how to tell me how to use an inhaler and quickly told me to see a specialist! Good luck and God Bless! Tanja - Let me know how it ends up working out. It took me 5 months to figure out my medication.
Avatar f tn The steroid does not get into your blood stream like oral steroids. The steroid can take up to 2 weeks to work. Symbicort also has a long acting bronch dilater. Be sure to take your doses as close to 12 hours apart as you can. This makes the broncho dilater most effective. Don'y hesitate to use the Ventolin if you are having any problems at all. You might try Zyrtec instead of Claritin. Many allergist's do not think Claritin is very effective.
Avatar f tn Ive had an asthma flare up last month (March 2016) due to sore throat and cold. I've went to see my doctor and he prescribed me Symbicort, Albuterol neb and Z pack. Usually, this medicine combination would work for me but this time it doesn't. After finishing my Z pack and see only a little improvement I went back to him and this time he prescribed me a Medrol pack. It helped with my breathing but not completely. I know there is still something wrong.
922048 tn?1387946184 -) I was so happy and couldn't wait to show the RE. I was expecting him to be a little skeptical, but he didn't even pretend to be cautiously optimistic. He came right out and said "I don't think you're pregnant." But he agreed to draw my beta and, if it's positive, to repeat it on Thursday. If Thursday's beta shows a viable pregnancy, then he will discuss with me what treatments we will do, but he repeated that he HIGHLY doubted that I was pregnant.