Hi everyone, I'm interested to hear your views on Seretide. After some great advice from this forum, I am on my way to getting my acid reflux a bit better controlled. I changed a lot of my diet and find that I can now keep a lot of the acid away with Rennies. I always wondered if there was a link to the acid reflux and seretide, as it started a few weeks after I began taking the inhaler.
Anyway, I decided to try to drop my seretide dose to once a day (instead of twice) and see if having less acid has had a positive effect on my asthma. After just a couple of days, many of my problems were improving. I actually found that my breathing was easier and chest less constrained. My seemingly permanent sinus swelling went down and I could breathe normally through my nose for the first time in months. The acid reflux pretty much disappeared (although burping increased). My stomach pain went. My cramps were gone. My rib pain and armpit pain went....... I was overjoyed.....
Unfortunately, this morning I woke up coughing on mucus, so decided to go back to taking the seretide twice a day. I took the second dose a couple of hours ago and within minutes, I found my lungs feel like they're too big for my chest and breathing is harder. The rib pain and muscle cramps are back. I've had a couple of painful acid reflux incidents and my sinuses are beginning to swell.
If these are side effects, then ironically, it's the medicine that is causing most of my troubles.
Has anybody else had these experiences with seretide? If so, how did you overcome them? Is there an alternative to ask the doctor to prescribe?