Advair HFA Salmeterol Fluticasone, Fri, Inhaler, Many Things Have Changed, Oral Thrush
Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 00:19:32 -0600 hello everybody, i am one among you.one who silently suffered from the side effects of inhaler for asthma and one who prides on doing years of research in the internet about various issues concerning the disease. ... more »
Posted: Fri, 17 Dec 2004 00:19:32 -0600
i am one among you.one who silently suffered from the side effects of inhaler for asthma and one who prides on doing years of research in the internet about various issues concerning the disease.
i cant say i am a good researcher though coz i found this site after more than 2 yrs of active internet browsing.many things have changed in these years.i tried my hand at few alternatives.
to cut long story short, i am asthmatic since 8 yrs.used inhalers intermittently for most of that time.i used corticosteroids(initially budisonide and later Salmeterol+Fluticasone which is same as advair).i live in india.here the brand name for avair i seroflo.im 23 now.
ok i started getting side effects from year 2000.firstly i had rhinits.rhintis is another allergic disease.may not be a side effect but i have a very strange rhinitis.i just have a stubborn nose block 24 hrs a day and the nose block wud start immediatley after i take the inhaler.it happens the moment my lungs start feeling good from the inhaler.usually rhintis patients have itching runny nose or any other accompanying symptom and wud get releif from antihistamines.but i wudnt get.docs precribed a steroid spray for my nose.
then i had throat problem.frequent thraot infection and then narrowing of throat making it diificult to swallow.i reported it to the doc in 2001 and was sent to ent doctor for consultation.he sadi everythin is normal.
then i started having frequent urination,eye dryness and blurring vision sometimes,oral thrush,chronic diarrhoea,dizziness an light headed ness,diabetes like symptoms ,weakness,white patches on cheeks,hairloss,cramps in hands and legs,fluid retention etc.
all through this time i gained weight.i became a puffed up adult from a very thin guy.i have stretch marks near my neck and my face mooned up.well i also have a right bundle branch block in my heart .it many not be a direct symptom.and its normal in it that it has no known symptoms(its not a disease its present in healthy hearts too,it is nothing to be worried about)
when i went to th doctor with my side effects and the internet print out of cushings disease(which has same symptoms as my side effects) and candidiasis ,he made me undergo diabetis tests and hiv tests.from those results i was directed to a psychriatiast.
i decided to go big in the internet.i joined many groups ,read much and still i cudnot figure what i had.i still was taking medication for asthma.i thought all my symptoms are of asthma and rhintis.i decided to tkae allergy shots.in inida theres only 1 place to get them .i had to travel for 2 days in train to get them.this happened a year ago.and the shots so far did some good.
still i had the side effects i changed docotor.he wud write down my case as known asthmatic rhintis and depression.he was exactly like the previous one.i was ake to see psychriatist.i stopped him too.this happened 6 months before.
by this time i was using acidophilus to stop my diarrhoe and read a lot about homeopathy.
i didnt beleive in homeoapthy.but i tried it.its been 4 months so far.by this time i know what i have.i.e i know where from my symptoms have come.in homeopathy all these symptoms are actually well known.my homeo docotr said he had seen many lik me.but he said its a long proces atleast 6 months.until now i have seen that homeopathy will atleast stop those severe bouts of asthma attack and does some changes to most of the symptoms.well dizziness and head symptoms are firt to go away.yet i didnt have major releif from homeoapathy.but one thing is for sure,its not what i intially thought.
as of now i am able to control my asthma with homepathy and i am tkaing allergy shots.i do use the bronchilator inhaler soem times.but my stubborn nose nose block wudnt change much.
that was a post i made in thsi forum 1 and 1/2 year ago.now i am happy to say,my asthma allergies and all the side effects from long term allopathic drugs have finaly been totaly cured.homeopathy is slow,but has permanent cure.the onyl challenge being finding a good homeopath.