I am 52 and have been dealing with asthma my whole life. I have been extremely active and a nationally ranked amateur endurance athlete in my 40s. I actually consistently gained weight while training for and racing IronMan Triathlons. Now, a Pulmonoligist, Naturopath, and a Homeopath have all told me that Advair has caused a suppression of my adrenal glands and that causes me to consistantly gain weight. To a much lessor degree I have also periodically taken predisone from time to time. The Naturopath has suggestions but the Pulmonoligst has no idea on how to combat the adrenal suppression.
For years I had Drs tell me that they did not think advair could cause me to gain weight. Then, a few years ago the makers of the drug put on the fact sheet that it could cause adrenal suppresion. However, it seems that the "regular" medical community is clueless as to and repair the damage it has caused me.