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Dulera/ventolin flaring up reflux
pljohns posted:
Has anyone else had problems with Dulera and/or ventolin flaring up your reflux? I had severe reactions to both Advair and Symbacort, but my immunologist wanted to try me on Dulera and see if I could get off the neb twice a day and the separate inhaled steroid. It worked great, but the side effects about got me. I had TERRIBLE chest pain and major acid reflux. I take omeprazole for vapor reflux that affects my asthma, but I had full blown acid reflux for 3 weeks. Once I realized that the reflux was a side effect of dulera, I quit taking it and went back to my neb/steriod, but the reflux problems lasted a full 3 weeks-three times as long as I was on the meds to begin with!

Last week I had to use my ventolin for the first time in months (I normally use xopenenx) and darn if it didn't flair up the reflux! Has anyone else had these problems?
Mathchickie responded:
Yup. Not usual for someone with bad reflux. I cannot tolerate any LABAs.

It may be that once your stomach fully settles down, you will be able to tolerate the Ventolin again. It might help to take an antinausea med for a few days, just to help quiet your stomach.
greggeorge responded:
Yes I have same effects. Advair only gave me muscle cramps though. Symicort seemed to work fine but was way too expensive . Also proair worked well, but, once again , way too expensive. So now I'm on dulera and ventolin, and i regurgitate in my sleep and it backs up into my lungs quite intensely and often,( Very scary and aggravating !). Just don't know what to do cuz without I can't breathe. It does seem to be a little bit better, and less frequent if I can remember to take my puffs, and eat earlier before bedtime ( a good couple hours before). Although, it really seems to be the worst when I need to use more of the ventolin. Hard to say , cuz everybody reacts differently to different meds. I am looking into natural cures. I really do believe these other meds are poisons and toxins that not only keep us sick, but also cause other things and just tend to the symptoms. Food and Drug Administration. WHAT A RACKET!!!. Poison our food, make us sick, and promote drugs that keep us sick, and, cause more sickness. Sounds evil to me!

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