Light Headedness, Feels Like My Head Is Swimming, Anxiety

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SuperGurl007 Says:

I was on Advair for years and then I slowly weaned myself off it with the permission of my doctor. After almost a year of not taking it though, it turns out that I have a low wheeze and I did notice that some physical activities were more difficult. My doctor prescribed Symbicort and the first 3 days it made me really constipated. That got sorted out and I noticed that I was able to breathe easier during certain physical activities. It's now been about 3 weeks and I'm dizzy and lightheaded and my anxiety has ramped up ALOT.

Since Advair was working before I stopped taking it I'm not sure why I was prescribed Symbicourt. I want to stop taking it and go back to Advair. How long do I have to wait before taking the Advair?

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Cats68 Says:
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Hi SuperGurl007! B 4 switching medications, b sure your Dr knows. And, u definitely need 2 tell him how u r feeling.

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David Says:


Sorry to hear about your recent experience with Symbicort. I hope you've gotten over most of those symptoms by now.

Cats68 is probably right about letting your doctor know where you stand on the matter. And although I'm not sure how long you might have to wait before you start taking the Advair again, your feedback will inevitably help you and your doctor determine what might be the best course of action. It doesn't sound like he'd be the type to give you a hard time about it either, especially since you were already prescribed Advair in the past.

Are you aware of these kinds of medications causing any sort of withdrawal symptoms if you were to stop or switch abruptly?

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