Not asking for medical advice - just curious whether anyone else feels dizzy/has palpitations with Ventolin even after being on it for a while.
Normally, I don't take that much Ventolin as it doesn't seem to work that well and Atrovent has the same effect with less needed. But I ended up taking absolutely shedloads earlier this week when I'd run out of Atrovent, just to get some sleep (I have found the amount of reliever needed to do this is quite a lot but at least it seems to have started working esp if I take both the Ventolin and Atrovent before bed), and I noticed my existing dizziness/palpitations problem (which is being investigated; heart tests normal so far but they are doing yet another echo in a few weeks) came on when I used loads of Ventolin - it comes and goes but seems to have certain triggers.
Leaflet says you're meant to get used to Ventolin and it doesn't usually have this effect after a while - just wondered if loads of other people experience the same from taking loads of the inhaler, even after you've been on it for a while? I don't find it nearly so much with Atrovent; the only other thing that has the same fairly immediate effect is what I think is an annoyingly small amount of caffeine (about equivalent to 1 strong cup of coffee, and I used to happily consume a lot more as an undergrad student about once a week - even when I started that habit it never did this!)
Sorry if I'm rambling or if this is slightly pointless, but the leaflet etc isn't much help on this and I just wondered if others have had similar experiences.