After using inhaler I have a bad taste in my mouth, food doesn't taste good and I feel nervous or anxious...is that normal ?
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Hi which inhalers are you using?.Its best to brush your teeth after using them to stop any form of thrush.
Steroids can effect adrenal glands which can effect feelings. BUT........ This is usually on very very high doesn't of steroids mainly prednisolone and the like and that's only usually if you have stopped them abruptly. I have been taking inhaler since about age 3.
So after all these years on inhalers I'm thinking you might be an expert...😉
I wouldn't say that haha. I can remember going to nursery school with a blue and brown ventodisk inhaler my mother wrote on them 1 and 2 in black marker pen. That would have been around 1988 ish. 😂😂
The LABA component in inhalers can cause the nervousness you describe. It should settle down as your body adjusts.
Hi Pittypatty, I can't add to what has already been said but welcome to the forum. Hope you will find it helpful.
I dont know if this is mad/over the top but I always rinse my mouth & throat before using inhalers as well as afterwards. I have this notion that rinsing first dilutes the medication a bit or stops it sticking . Might be worth trying.
If you’re not using a powder inhaler,you can use a spacer, it helps to minimise the bad taste. Even so, you should wash your mouth out afterwards.
Hi and welcome. I usually have half of a biscuit or a bite of something and a drink after my inhalers to remove the residue from my mouth/ throat. It works for me.
I always rinse mouth out well as there are some not too pleasant side effects if you don't.take care.J
Ure welcome xJ
My doctor told me to rinse with a mouthwash to prevent thrush.
I found glass of water worked for me right after inhalation
I would suggest rinsing your mouth with water after using your inhaler
Are you rinsing your mouth out with water after taking the medication. I was told to in the uk
Hi Pittypatty and welcome to the site. I find that Ventolin sometimes makes my heart beat a little faster which could be the same thing making you feel anxious. I have started having food with my inhaler, it may help to stop the funny taste. This may settle down with time if they are new to you. Irene x
I have actually started having a bite to eat after inhaling...It's nice to be able to get help-advice from others...I am alone and doctors don't always tell you everything when prescribing medicine.
Oh dont we just know it Pittypatty. I was diagnosed with bronchiectasis after wrongly treating me for asthma for years, but was left with no information and hardly any treatment. I have learned more on here from our lovely forum than any doctors x
Yes it’s normal in my experience with certain steroids especially the powdery steroids. I think they can give fungal infection in the mouth and it doesn’t taste great. Dr recommended a spacer device which for someone who has to take them makes sense as it avoids touching the inside of the mouth and gets to the lungs quicker. But I couldn’t carry on taking steroids anyway because of other side effects, just remembered what did to avoid the taste and that was use spacer device also drink the little probiotic drinks to counteract the bacteria that causes bad taste xx
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