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Avatar n tn I have used Advair 250/50 for some years now and do OK on it. I was using the diskus, but I always had thrush. My nurse practitioner changed me to the newer Advair which is in the more typical inhaler form. The thrush has only been back once! Fall is always hard for me, and right on schedule I am congested and wheezy!
975514 tn?1325001538 I am curious to know if there are any long term health risks to using the Advair Diskus? I have been using it since it came out at various different dosages depending on my needs at the time. Just curious to know what others have experienced. Thanks.
Avatar f tn I have been using an Advair diskus since suffering what the doctors diagnosed as an asthma attack (my first ever at 50!) last September. I have cut down using the disk to Mon-wed-Friday and want to stop using it all together. The last dose was taken Wednesday morning and by Monday I was sick as a dog with fever and breathing problems. I started using it again Tuesday and today (Thursday) I am feeling much better.
Avatar n tn I am using advair for my asthma and it seems to help with those symptoms and I also have a rescue inhaler Flovent. But i do clean my advair diskus before and after each use. I dont have any infections in my mouth or lung i just have the white mucus and it has only been happening for two months and I have been using the advair about a year now. I heard from someone that the white mucus could be from allergies...is that true?
Avatar f tn While it is known that high doses, much higher than AdvairDiskus® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) Inhalation Powder 500/50, of long-acting bronchodilator medicines, such as the Serevent® (salmeterol) in Advair™ Diskus® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) Inhalation Powder, can cause abnormal heart rhythms, this is rare.
Avatar n tn I'm afraid NOT to try it because my asthma has become so severe just since the surgery. I don't know what to do. Does anyone else have these problems? Please help.
Avatar n tn hi i have had a cough that causes my airway to close and makes it very difficult to breathe, they were like coughing spasms , i've had this cough for like 2 months, i've been to the doctor and they told me it has a chest infection and i was probably developing adult on set asthma,( they put me on binozyt for the infection which didnt work then augmentin which helped,)i'm 22 and never really was affect by this coughing problem till now, i was started on asthma meds (seretide diskus, and singulai
Avatar n tn The marked increase in your FEV1, to a predicted normal level of 112%, strongly suggests the diagnosis of asthma, as does the normal TLC and near normal DLCO. The DLCO is usually elevated with asthma, but yours may be slightly reduced due to the cigarette smoking. The hyperinflation with a relatively flat diaphragm could have been in association with air trapping, at the time, due to asthma. An x-ray now might look more normal.
Avatar n tn Steroids can cause weight gain and obesity but seldom do so in the inhaled form, such as AdvairDiskus® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) Inhalation Powder. You would be wise to look for other causes of her obesity. If your daughter has not been seen in consultation by a pediatric pulmonary specialist, you and her doctor may want to consider that.
1398693 tn?1343688338 25 MG/3ML IN NEBU 2X a day before Advair, Singular 10 MG PO TABS, Advair Diskus 500-50 MCG/Dose in AEPB 2X a day, Qvar 80 MCG/ACT IN AERS 2 puffs 2X a day for my severe asthma and I do get relief from the Combivent only to have the chest heaviness come back hours later. So if it were from tight muscles in my chest wouldn’t the Combivent not work because is affecting the lungs and not the muscles?
1398693 tn?1343688338 Hi, what are your O2 sats? And what does your lung function test show? In spite of all the medications if there is persisting bronchospasm then it will compromise lung function causing breathlessness. This will be evident on spirometry. Also, because of the ingoing lung disease if the O2 saturation is not adequately maintained, it can cause breathlessness. Added causes like anemia and cardiac disorders could further aggravate the breathlessness. Regards.
Avatar n tn x-rays and test were ran they say i have developed asthma. I have been on Advair Diskus for 5 months. I was doing good for about 2 months and now i cant breath again. Do i really have asthma? I feel like one of these breaths could be the last because i can't ever get a full good breath. I also had my heart checked and that was all fine. What is going on with me and why can't i breathe?
1525838 tn?1334599363 I know part of it is from where I don't feel good. I've had to stay on top of using my Advair diskus and staying wrapped up. Gabe is really starting to get over what he had and is really starting to feel better although he still seems to lack energy most of the time and is always asking to rest. We have a family Christmas dinner to go to tomorrow afternoon, I'm already starting to get a little anxious about it. And I'm getting anxious after going to Nana's for that Christmas mess.
Avatar n tn I also notice even when I talk sometimes I feel like I am out of breath My doctor has put me on a product called Advair Diskus 100/50 he is thinking it is Asthma, he said that if it improves with this medication that is probably what it is. Well I have been taking it for about a week and I have not felt much releif. I have read enough about Asthma, that you usually have attacks then it goes away until the next one, but COPD is something that stays all the time, That is what this does.
Avatar n tn If that is the case, the cough may eventually subside over time, especially if you continue to use the AdvairDiskus® (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol) Inhalation Powder. Another possibility is that the virus inflamed your nose and/or sinuses and that continuing, excessive postnasal drip is the cause of the cough. You might want to ask your doctor about this possibility and whether nasal washes possibly followed by an inhaled nasal steroid might help.
Avatar n tn I have been on Advair and Spiriva with Combivent as a fast acting inhaler. My question is what are the effects of being on these medications indefinitely, and should I be on both or just the Spiriva? I guess I feel better taking them but worry about the long term effects on the rest of my body. I feel like I have arthritis in my hands and am wondering if its from these meds, also pins and needles feelings in my hands. I have been excercising and quit smoking. I have insomnia.
Avatar n tn She was diagnosed with Asthma, tested-no allergies, and was put of advair diskus 250, and singulair and was to use her inhaler as a rescue. Expensive, and still having problems. She has begun to have wheezing, maybe stridor, episodes at every game and needs to come out. It is very hard for her and scary. I am wondering if it could be Vocal Cord Disorder and what type of doctor would be best to see pulmonologist, otolaryngologist or both.
Avatar n tn Note I have had these simular deep breathing problems in High School as I remember, but obviously went away. What do I have to be worried about? Could it still be lingering anxiety/withdrawal from the Klonopin? Does the inhaler/steriods "mask" COPD? Maybe an underlying allergy to the smokes? Thank you in advance.
Avatar n tn During the next few weeks, I followed up with several doctors who prescribed me albuterol and advair diskus -- neither of which helped relieve my breathing difficulty or chest discomfort. After seeing a pulmonary specialist who performed a CT scan, EKG, and pulmonary function test, I was told that everything appeared normal. I am currently taking aciphex in the hopes that this is all due to acid reflux (although it has not made a difference in the week I've been on it).
Avatar n tn I would never change the dose/frequency of any drug without an ok from my physician as it can be dangerous and we don't know all the ramifications as we are not physicians. I think Advair can cause arrhythmias but let the doctor decide what to do. Hope this helps some.
Avatar f tn ) Prednisone should be a last resort anymore. Leukotriene inhibitors such as montelukast (Singulair), and Advair (diskus or HFA inhaler) are better choices for controller medications. There's other options, too, I'm just mentioning the two I use. Keep a rescue inhaler (albuterol or levalbuterol) with you when exercising, too. For me, and what my doctor suggested is swimming. It's good for learning breath control, and tends to not trigger asthma attacks caused by exercise.
Avatar f tn and he put me on Advair Diskus 500/50 for 2 weeks, then will have a PFT to see if there is any permanent lung damage, as I was a smoker for over 30 years, but did successfully quit over 5 months ago.Have almost finished the Advair,and see no improvement in these symptoms.Getting very frustrated due to the fact this is interfering with my life everyday.Any suggestions?? One specialist I saw saqid that if the PFT tests come back inconclusive he will send me to an Eye,Nose, and Throat specialist.
1574314 tn?1296204882 She has been ordering lots of tests to try to find what is keeping my lungs so inflamed and is very mindful of what the pred does long term. The last dose was in October from my primary care provider and was 60 mg for 7 days. Withdrawal from that was horrible pain, but it was needed for a para-flu virus that almost had me in the hospital twice. That would have meant IV steroids. So I am very thankful I avoided that.
746512 tn?1388811180 So as always my results are never cut and dry. So we are trying advair 250 diskus since I'm waking myself up 3-4 times a night coughing my head off. So if anyone has an tips let me know.
Avatar n tn I also have not felt very good this summer. I haven't had a fever (other than the first episode), but have been lethargic and I have gotten tired quite easily. I made a list of all my symptoms the other day to take to the doctor, but they were all so vague that I knew there was nothing he could really do. I think that what we have is some type of virus, that will eventually run its course. When it does, we'll feel better.
180749 tn?1443598832 I started taking probiotic complex with Acidophillus 2 months ago. Also garlic pill twice a day, I do abdominal exercises for at least 30 min every day, do pranayama (love it), + trying to have a balanced diet with proper food combining and it is coming back to normal. Amazingly my malabsorbtion symptoms disappearing, I look much better, definetly more lively and happy and breathing is so much better, I would describe it as coming back to normal, effortless.
Avatar n tn I smoke, drink, and am in the early stages of c.o.p.d. taking both advair and albuterol. I do use a treadmill and a weight set, but would not consider myself active. Each and every time I have woke up not being able to breath, I felt the acid coming up into my throat before springing to my feet from a dead sleep. You can not breath--- so-- no amount of the fast acting inhaler "albuterol" will help you. Albuterol only helps those with a lung impairment breath better.
Avatar m tn I had a stomach sonogram and upper GI and they did see reflux and a hiatus hernia. Through all of this I am currently taking Advair diskus 250/50, singulair, Nexium, Nasacort AQ and was actually told by my ENT to take nexium in the morning and Zegerid 2 hours before bed as he saw some inflammation at the beginning of my esophagus. I do believe that GERD is playing a big role in all of my symptoms but have not yet confirmed this therefore I’ve been experiencing some anxiety over all of this.
217229 tn?1192766004 3 weeks after ending TX I was prescribed prednisone for my lung problems. I WAS very concerned about taking it, but what do you do? Keep the SVR and die from lack of breath? Sure enough at my 6 month PCR I was a relapser. Tried to get PCR sooner, but doc refused, he was a "this is the way it's done" doc. Wouldn't go outside the box. Everyone I know (granted not a lot) that has taken prednisone (or some form of it) has relapsed.
Avatar n tn Albuterol inhaler as needed and Advair Diskus (steroid inhaler) every 12 hours. Very little coughing but some symptoms come and go .... weather, exertion, talking for long periods. Hope you get some answers soon .... I'm not completely satisfied but hope to adjust to this chronic condition eventually.