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Old 03-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #1
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symbicort

Hello,

I'm going to pulmonologist next week for my asthma check up. Last time which was 3 months ago, she gave me symbicort which i think doesn't work on me at all. I don't get any relief from it so i use rescue inhaler and feel the difference immediately. I just wanted to ask if this is normal that symbicort didn't work on me but some other medicine will work? If so, I will ask my doctor to put me on a new one.

I didn't like this medicine from the very beginning. It has a rotating mouthpiece and coudn't figure out why it is rotating. I thought I did something wrong by rotating it when I first started using it. Any idea why it is rotating?

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Re: symbicort

Symbicort is a control medicine, it's not supposed to work immediately, but you should feel better after a week or two of regular use.

I've never seen the mouthpiece rotate on my Symbicort, I don't know what you mean.

 
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I have used Symbicort for three months. When I use rescue inhaler I feel the lightness in chest which I didn't feel with regular use of symbicort. So that is why I asked if this is a normal case and should change the medicine.

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Re: symbicort

If you took it every day for 3 months and felt the same, definitely ask for a different medicine.

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Re: symbicort

I have been using Sybicort for 3 months (one puff in the morning) and it has been fantastic.... before sybicort, i was using my reliever 2-3 times a day and was waking up wheezing, now, no wheezing and I only need the reliever before I run.

The one we get here in SA has a rotating bottom (the mouth piece also moves), which is used to load a dose into the inhaler part....

 
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