Originally Posted by EagleRiverDee
Personally? Based on your current needs for an inhaler I would say no. Advair has a black box warning and has in rare instances actually caused an asthma attack in people that was fatal. It's also known for causing yeast infections in the mouth if you don't rinse after using it.
My doc has tried to give me Advair on several occasions. IMO, Advair is for people who cannot control their asthma using other means. You don't seem to fit that category. Your asthma sounds well controlled.
Thanks...what I am feeling too...I have an inhaler and may occasionally use but going to stay off the Advair despite some docs just saying do it forever if it doesn't seem to bother you. I say, don't do it unless absolutely necessary...and it clearly isn't. Seems like asthma is not an all or none, year round or forever kind of think as some would have you believe...I think stress, seasons, air quality all relate to mine and really not a big deal this past year at all..probably used my inhaler less than around 10 times all year.
Best to you, Rick