It seems to be affecting my vision and my voice is hoarse. Does anyone else have any of these reactions? I must say that it is a miracle for getting rid of wheezing, but something this powerful must have a down side.
I don't know if I had vision problems from it, but I did have lots of eye issues such as extreme dryness and vision changes from aging and lazy far-sighted eye. I was so severely agitated all the time and didn't sleep well at all. It worked fine for my asthma, but didn't improve the overall lung capacity (which the specialist was hoping).
I stopped taking it....but when I have colds, I double the pulmicort and add Oxeze (which is what's in symbicort).
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My eyes were fine, but after taking it for two months my heart rate went bananas and I started having spells of extreme shakiness. I went off it and they went away.
I take advair and singulair now and (touch wood) I haven't had any side effects from either.
I am also on Symbicort. I've only been on it for just over a month but I have been noticing occasionally at night my heart rate has be up and I've also have extreme shivering but not every time I use it. I'm also on anxiety meds. I'v even been wondering if the rapid heart rate is from perimenopause! Definitely going to bring this up with my doctor. Can I just drop down to 1 inhale? I'm not even sure why I'm on it as my dr. has said it's only mild asthma. I get a tight chest feeling after I use it sometimes too.
Even people with mild asthma should be on a daily inhaler. Symbicort has a bronchial dialator along with the steroid. So just like a rescue inhaler, it can cause a change in heart rate. It's an upper. So, ask your doctor if you can go to just a steroid inhaler such as Flovent. That's what I'm on.
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