A couple of weeks back when I went tot the doctor for my coughing, he prescribed me this new asthma medicine to take twice a day so that I use my rescue inhaler less. As far as the coughing goes, the new stuff helped the coughs be more productive and I have gotten a bit better. There are a few problems with this medication, though. One, it makes my mouth burn. Rinsing my mouth out after using it has helped some but my tongue still stays pretty sore. Two, I have been having some major anger issues lately that may be caused by the steroids in this medicine.
I am normally an unusually patient person, but lately, the smallest things just set me off. I hate feeling this way. I hate being angry. It usually doesn’t last long, but while it does, the feelings are intense. Lastly, my appetite (which was nonexistent when I went to the doctor) has returned with a vengeance. I stay hungry all the time now.
Have any of you dealt with these issues? The medicine is called Symbicort. If so, were the side effects worth it to you? The doctor offered to switch me to another medicine called advair (I think), but wouldn’t it do the same things if the medicine works in the same way? Any advice you guys can give would be appreciated!