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!