i wish i looked for info about advair on the internet before i started using it. it seems like advair is making my asthma worse and alot of other peoples worse. i started taking advair like 7 month ago and it seemed like for the first few months it was working but i had to become dependant on it everyday or else i would start weezing nonstop. after that my weezing was worst than ever and i started noticing that after i used advair my weezing was much worse. i saw this thread yesterday and now for a day and a half i havent used it and i feel alot better. i just started using sinus rinse today but i dont know if that had something to do with it also.
other than sinus rinse, can you all recommend some other type of medications that i can use instead of advair that gets rid of inflamation? im gonna call the pulmanologist in a couple days. i know hes gonna recommend that i stay on advair but i want to get an idea about whats been working with other people so i can mention it to him.
and another thing i forgot to ask. ive just been doing some research on singulair also and it seems like people are having alot of serious side effects including suicide. are there any drugs to help asthma that dont have these crazy side effects. i mean other than albuteral. it seems like advair is making alot of peoples asthma worse and singulair has a whole list of crazy side effects like people acting aggresive, suicide, cant sleep, nightmares, depression. someone please tell me that there are some drugs to help asthma without all these side affects.
A close friend of mine had bad experiences with both of those medications. Although Advair has worked for a good number of people with asthma, I do not know too much about Singulair. I've heard that mood swings are a side effect and have seen such side effects manifest in my friend who was taking it. He has since stopped both of these medications and is now on Asthmanex. He had a very severe case of asthma and found that adding Vitamin C, Vitamin B complex, Magnesium, CoEnzyme Q10, Ginkgo Biloba, and Lycopene to his diet via supplements has helped him feel healthier overall. I've read through various sources (mostly clinical trials) that these vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants may help those with asthma. It's a lot of pills to be taking every day, but it seems to help him, so I'm glad he's feeling better. I hope you find something that works for you but perhaps you might want to look into alternative treatment that has fewer side effects. I'm not a doctor, so please talk to your doctor before starting any new treatments.
I don't believe advair helped my allergy related asthma at all. I actually think it made it worse. This drug also had some severe side effects for me. It gave me severe anxiety and made me suicidal after being on it for prolonged periods of time. Singulair did not help me at all. I would be very careful with any of these medications
I had greatly worsening symptoms on advair and had to discontinue it. I didnt experience these same negative symptoms on dulera and symbicort which are also inhalers used daily to control symptoms. I was on singulair in the past and didnt like it. My pulmo recently put me on theopolin(it says theo 24 on the bottle) which is an old school drug but ive heard that it was successful for a lot of people. Good luck with figuring this out.