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This is something that has been discussed a lot in asthma communities, as you can see here . Yet there has been very little documented evidence as to whether it is true or not. Someone asked me this question here , and my answer was a quick, "Studies have shown that if you rinse your mouth out really well after using your Advair inhaler systemic side effects are very rare."
A Second Look
Yet considering the broad discussions on this topic, I'm now wondering if I was wrong. Is it possible that Advair does cause weight gain?
Systemic corticosteroids, the kind given by IV or by mouth, can cause sytemic side effects, including weight gain. Yet, despite old fears, studies have shown inhaled corticosteroids are safe so long as you rinse your mouth out.
Asthma.emedtv.com notes that while weight gain was not listed among the side effects of Advair during initial testing, many asthmatics on Advair have noted weight gain. So perhaps further testing on this is merited. I know I ha...
Will a two-week course of medrol cause weight gain?
I have been having increased headaches and my Dr. wants me to try a two-week course of Medrol to break the cycle. I have been using Frova almost daily. (He thinks due to seasonal allergies, and I'm always worse in summer.)
I'm afraid of the side effects that I have read about (weight gain, puffy face). Here's why I am afraid:
I have had severe migraines (uncontrolled episodes last 4 days) since my 20s (in 50s now). Needless to say, I've been on every preventive treatment listed and have suffered the side effects of all and that's why I'm afraid. We were trying to control them hormonally and I gained 40 lbs (30 of which is off now).
I realize I have to be on some kind of preventive medication after all is said and done. This year I went off of all preventive medication because I was so sick and tired of all of the side effects but obviously, I need to do something. I was thinking of going ba...
Definition Unintentional weight gain is an increase in body weight that occurs when a person takes in more calories than the body needs or uses. Considerations Almost 40% of all Americans are overweight . As we age, our metabolism slows, which can cause weight gain unless we also reduce the amount of food we eat and get adequate exercise. Weight gain can also be a significant symptom of several endocrine diseases such as Cushing syndrome or hypothyroidism. It may also indicate a heart or lung disorder. A continued weight gain occurs with pregnancy, whereas a periodic weight gain may occur with menstruation. A rapid weight gain may be a sign of dangerous fluid retention. Common Causes Alcohol use Certain drugs such as corticosteroids, cyproheptadine, lithium, tranquilizers, phenothiazines, some antidepressants, and medicines that increase fluid retention and cause edema Cushing syndrome Eating too much and exercising too little Emotional factors such as guilt, depression , and anxiety High-carbohydr...
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