Symbicort weight gain

Hi all

First off - new here so apologies if I break any forum rules/repeat topics etc - I searched a few terms but couldn't find discussions on this.

Anyway - has anyone else noticed weight gain with Symbicort? I recently doubled my dosage to 400/12 (also on singulair and ventolin) and my weight's shot up significantly. I know that that's probably a low dose and that it's nowhere like as bad as oral steroids, but I definitely have a moon face and am getting a double chin. it's really getting me down and triggering negative eating habits. I messed around taking it for a while cos it was upsetting me but whenever I miss two doses, my wheezing significantly increases so I've kicked myself into gear on that.

I know it's stupid and vain to care that much about a round face compared to the other side effects (which recently include skin being so fragile that wearing a towel turban for 10 minutes left a dented line across my face that took 6 hours to fade completely) but I can't help hating it.

Anyone notice similar effects? Sorry for the whinge!

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  • Hi!

    When I was on symbicort I had a weight gain too about 10 kgs! But didnt get the moon face with it but I get the the moon face with the oral steroids which I had now for like 3 months its just terrible! All my friends tell me I put on weight when I sometimes even lost weight! But whats even worse is when I get allergies/rashes/infections then my face swells up even more ?. Even my cons said the only way is to get rid of it is that if we stop the steroids as I take oral steroids. But in ur case u might be better with another inhaler with a different steroids maybe ask ur gp or asthma nurse or u can ask the helpline which has the number at the top of the page. They r really lovely and always have good advice ?

    Hope this helps

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  • Hi all

    First off - new here so apologies if I break any forum rules/repeat topics etc - I searched a few terms but couldn't find discussions on this.

    Anyway - has anyone else noticed weight gain with Symbicort? I recently doubled my dosage to 400/12 (also on singulair and ventolin) and my weight's shot up significantly. I know that that's probably a low dose and that it's nowhere like as bad as oral steroids, but I definitely have a moon face and am getting a double chin. it's really getting me down and triggering negative eating habits. I messed around taking it for a while cos it was upsetting me but whenever I miss two doses, my wheezing significantly increases so I've kicked myself into gear on that.

    I know it's stupid and vain to care that much about a round face compared to the other side effects (which recently include skin being so fragile that wearing a towel turban for 10 minutes left a dented line across my face that took 6 hours to fade completely) but I can't help hating it.

    Anyone notice similar effects? Sorry for the whinge!

    Oxygen deprivation is a known cause of weight gain. Please Google; obesity/diabetes/professor paul trayhurn for reports into his scientific research.

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