Hi all. I have been on budesonide(symbicort 200) for 10 years. In that time I bled very badly and my skin thinned to the point that I split myself over brushing off a table. I also bruised badly. My small jack Russell would run across my chest and leave little bruises from his paws. I went onto beclazone whit the other active ingredient in symbicort and it worked like a dream. Only go to symbicort/budesonide when you must. Please be carefully and know ALL the side effects. Pharmacy staff don't always know the whole facts.