I have minor asthma that started 6 months ago after years of suffering from springtime allergies. I was on flovent for a few months (110mcg x 2 puffs x morning & night) and it used to cause nasal congestion immediately after and sometimes mid-day too. The nasal congestion was counter-intuitive because I wasn't able to breathe right. When I tested for a day or two to get off flovent, I had no nasal congestion whatsoever but I could see my breathing was affected by the end of day 2 and had to get back
Now my doctor asked me to try symbicort (80mcg 2 puffs x morning & night) and I still face the nasal congestion.
Is it possible I'm allergic to these meds and do I have any options? Would like to hear from others who have been taking these meds
This may sound crazy but when I take flovent, I use all my effort for about 15 seconds to breathe it in which means it's getting in deep within my lungs. Then I hold another 10 seconds and breathe out very slow
Recently I started to take it in with a little lesser effort and notice it's still helping me but not causing too much nasal congestionView Thread