Reading some previous posts, I notice some things that have concerned me for some time - even before I could attribute them to ageing alone. One is an occasional, but regular bloated feeling, another is weight gain (which doesn't reduce, in spite of balanced diet, exercise, etc), and lastly, a big concern, bruising, to which I have been prone for many years. Dark bruises which last for a long time and for the smallest knock.
I am on pulmicort and beconase daily, take fexofendine for hayfever, require eye drops for the same most of the year and ventolin when needed - and am also allergic to sea foods, horses and dogs and sensitive to plums, green peppers, rhubarb and cream from cow's milk. I keep all in check through preventitive regimes - except for the knocks that cause the bruises, of course!
But I have wondered for many years what the long term effects of such medications might be and have never really been told - I think doctors think the benefits outweight the downside and I wouldn't disagree. With their guidance and support I have had an interesting life. But I would like more information and reassurance regarding the weight gain, bloating and bruising in relation to asthma and allergy conditions and treatment and I have not had these from my medical practice. Can these be related to my medical regime, my condition - or something else? Any advice or comments, please?