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Saturday, January 09, 2010 daisy15, Community Member, asks

Q: Discontinuing Symbicort. Is there a proper way to do this?

I have been on Symbicort for 7 weeks for sudden wheezing (stomach related) and I want to discontinue it due to severe weight gain and mood swings.

If I've only been on Symbicort for 7 weeks, will I experience rebound/withdrawal if I discontinue? And is there a proper way to stop taking the medication?

I stopped today and have been relying on my Ventolin for the wheezing but feel like I need more of it than I did before starting Symbicort. My GP from where I used to live prescribed the Symbicort to me and I do not have a pulminologist yet as I just moved to a new area. Would appreciate any and all advice, as I am not a true asthmatic so this is all new to me.






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John Bottrell, Health Pro
1/12/10 6:26am

To be honest, I would not recommend taking yourself off this medicine without first consulting with a physician, and basically for the reasons you mention above.

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By daisy15, Community Member— Last Modified: 03/29/11, First Published: 01/09/10