I recently went to my doctor following an ER visit.
She asked how often I used my rescue inhaler.
Technically, my asthma is from allergies.
I was on Qvar 80 and Albuterol, but using the Albuterol regularly.
She told me I shouldn't do that.
It could make my heart beat irregular.
She wanted to start me on a new medication, but our insurance said I'd have to try Symbicort first.
My dad looked over the box, and I started reading the medication guide while he made dinner.
The side effects are scary considering my medical conditions.
It would increase my chance of death from asthma, especially because I'm a teen.
"Symbicort is not for adults who have sudden asthma symptoms."
My asthma is usually sudden.
It makes the immune system weaker, and I'm already sensitive.
I should not take it because it would make the feelings of pins and needles in arms and legs get worse.
It has many worse side effects than I got from using Qvar and Albuterol regularly.
I'm shaking because my doctor prescribed it on the basis that this would be better for my health.
It is obviously not!
Has anyone taken Symbicort, and what was your experience?
I'm not going to take it.