I guess the weight gain point may have been raised several times, but here's my question - would be grateful for any imput. I'm a 44yo male who was diagnosed with asthma at the turn of last year. Treatment with the blue inhaler didn't have the desired results, so I now take 2 puffs a day from a steroid brown inhaler and use the blue one if necessary. I excercise regulary and eat reasonably healthy but my weight has ballooned since using the brown inhaler. Could this be a co-incidence (i.e. it's just my middle age spread!) or have other members suffered the same? I did also quit smoking when I was diagnosed, so not sure if that impacts on anything? Is there any other treatmemts other than steroids that work just as well?
I have also been diagnosed with a hiatus hernia and have been told that any weight gain worsens it's symptons, so it's in my interest to both lose and then maintain my weight - but at present I'm just piling it on and my pants won't fit me :0(