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    Old 01-28-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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    iwas wondering if advair can cause a weight gain.i was always thin and after using advair for a couple of years igained 50 pounds

     
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    Old 01-29-2010, 02:10 AM   #2
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    Re: advair

    I started taking advair a little over a week ago and I didn't like it at all. It made me feel dizzy and I have anxiety disorder with panic attacks so when I heard about advair causing sudden death in some asthmatics it made me very nervous. My doctor gave me singular and I don't start it until tonight. Is anyone else taking singular? Just wanting to know if others have taken advair or singular and what side effects it gave them.

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    Old 01-29-2010, 06:06 AM   #3
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    Re: advair

    Lopez1955:

    Inhaled steroids do not cause weight can. Oral ones can.

    Swanlogan:

    Advair has a bronchial dialator in it (similar to albuterol) and so can cause shaking, dizziness, etc. it usually goes away over time once you get used to it. Deaths from Advair are for other reasons (predominately in the African American community). As for Singulair, I know of no side effects. I took it for 2 months and it did not help at all so I dropped it and now just take Flovent.

     
    Old 01-29-2010, 08:31 PM   #4
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    Re: advair

    Titchou gave you a good response.

    I'm on both Advair and Singulair. Singulair by itself doesn't do much for me. Using it in combination with the Advair works well.

    I've never had weight gain on Advair and I've been on it for many years.

     
    Old 01-30-2010, 03:15 PM   #5
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    Re: advair

    Singulair isn't meant to treat asthma alone in people that require daily medications, like flovent, asmanex and so on and so forth. It does help reduce symtoms and make attacks less severe. It helps make the lungs less sensitive so they dont react to every irritant that causes asthmatic symptoms. If Singulair is combined with a controller medication it can work wonders for many people. For me Singulair helps me allot. I like Singulair because it allows me to not rely so much on my controllers which is good. The smaller amount of a controller med. the better for long term use.

     
    Old 02-01-2010, 06:29 PM   #6
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    Re: advair

    Singulair and Advair is working wonderfully for me. This time a year ago I was on Prednisone and had Asthma attacks all the time. I was using my Nebulizer 4 times a day, and had both Bronchitis and Pneumonia. The Singulair and Advair have helped to eliminate all of that.

     
    Old 02-03-2010, 03:58 AM   #7
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    Re: advair

    Hey All,

    Thank you so much for the information. It was really helpful. Now I think I can take advair without much worries.

    My kid is 4 years old and he is also suffering from asthma. Please let me know what kind of tests are safe and ideal for kids?

     
    Old 02-09-2010, 06:12 AM   #8
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    Re: advair

    Have you taken him to a pediatric pulmonologist? For adults there is the pulmonary function test and a methocholine challenge but I don't know how they test children that young. You could call the office of a pp and ask.

     
    Old 02-09-2010, 08:14 PM   #9
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    Re: advair

    I've been on Advair for 7 years and it hasn't caused weight gain. However, in the beginning I did feel shaky and anxious after using it, but those symptoms soon stopped.
    Advair is the best treatment I've had for my asthma; I tried many inhalers and oral medications before finally being prescribed Advair.

     
    Old 02-15-2010, 01:15 AM   #10
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    Re: advair

    Hey Titchou,

    I checked with my pediatric pulmonologist and he suggested a test for my kid which is called as "eNO" test. It's a simple asthma test that can accurately measure patient’s airway inflammation, the underlying condition in asthma. This test can be done only at physician's office. The patient will be asked to exhale into a tube connected to a small desktop Insight monitor with a large color screen that acts as the primary user-interface for monitoring asthma.

    The patient will be asked to do this a few times. An average of all the readings is then taken. It is a very simple test and most kids do it very easily and some even enjoy blowing into the tube. Based on the patients eNO levels doctors will tune their medication accordingly. Have you heard about this eNO test? Any information about it?

     
    Old 02-15-2010, 04:11 AM   #11
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    Re: advair

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    Have you heard about this eNO test? Any information about it?
    The eNO test measures the amount of exhaled Nitric Oxide in the lungs. Higher than normal levels of Nitric Oxide are evidence of airway inflammation (one of the hallmarks of asthma) so the test provides direct evidence that there is inflammation in your child's airways.

    It's a very simple test that is very accurate and, for kids, is much easier than the more commonly used lung function tests.

     
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