I am looking to get in touch with people that have used Seretide inhalers to hear what side effects they may have experienced. More the long term ones than the itchiness etc that can occur in the initial state. It did help me breathe but has caused other additional side effects that I am becoming quite desperate to get help with.
I was on 250/25 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening. I had my first fullblown asthma attack 1/1/15 but I have had this cough for years, i got the normal puffer on the day from the pharmacy and then the seretide after my gp visit. It didnt take long for me to develop a sinus infection mainly in my forhead. After struggling for a week I went to the gp got antibiotics took them for 5 days felt fantastic on the 6th day then got worse again. Another 5 days of antibiotics and since then I haven't gotten better. During this time I unwined myself from seretide and I am not using it at all at the moment, breathing is fine and I may be a season asthmatic so in my down season i wont need it.
Its been about two months since my sinus infection and i have been suffering from pain in my left ear and throat, a ""crackling"" noise in both my ears like the noise you get when you have water in them, pain in my forhead that comes and goes and i have begun to consider the Ninja headwear my everyday item - the pressure from the rope around my head eases the pain from my sinuses somewhat and i am greatful for that. The worst is the exhaustion, I have never had issues with waking up in the morning to oversleeping everyday, I don't hear my alarms go off! I feel sick, tired and achy but since its been so long its become my new normal which I am getting desperate to get help with. I got a sleep application on my phone because a friend insisted I may get bad quality sleep, it shows that I have abnormal amounts of deep sleep and despite that I am still exhausted.
Last week on Friday I went back to my gp, he looked me over said my throat was red sent me for a sinus xray that I am still awaiting the results of but he also said that due to Seretide being a steroid it could have compromised my immunesystem. He found that I had a low fever and that I may have had that for a while but as this is my new normal I go to work unless I get worse.
Is there anyone here that had their immune system effected by the use of Seretide? I am desperate to feel better as I am currently sick again since last Saturday.
I can see the connections of infection causing fever etc but what help did you receive for these symptoms and did they work?
Thank you for taking the time to read my post,
/Desperate to feel better