I started taking advair100/50 a month ago how long does it take to start feeling better?
Advair Diskus - How long does it take to start working!?
Added 17 Nov 2012:
After I wasn't feeling any results I started singulair 5 mg with the advair and got instant results 2 days later and was finally breathing normal....someone told me singulair takes a couple weeks to work so now I am confused as to what is helping or if it is the combination of the 2!
17 Nov 2012
I got relief within the first week that I started using it. If it is not helping you yet, then either you are not using it properly, or it is just not the right medication for you. Check with the doctor who prescribed it for you as soon as can and let him and her know that it is not working for you.
17 Nov 2012
I would say it's likely the combination of the two. What your friend should have told you is that it may take up to several weeks to feel the singulair is working. "May" and "has to" are two different things. Did you know that advair now comes in an inhaler form? That seems to work better for some people than the diskus form - including me. Perhaps you'd also have better luck with it. At any rate. It sounds like the combination of the two was just what you needed. However, neither is designed to help in case of a sudden asthma attack. Your Dr should make sure you have a "rescue" inhaler in case you need one.
Best of luck to you!
19 Nov 2012
Hello. I have used the Advair disc. After a couple months, the pulmonologist and I decided it was not helping my interstitial lung disease. It is effective for inflammation of the lung. Depending upon what you are being treated for does make a difference. COPD is often treated with this.
I currently am trying out Veramyst. It is a variant of fluticasone. It actually is helping with my sinus by reducing drainage.
Sounds like it is time to give the doctor a call. Struggling with breathing is not much fun.
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