Since taking symbicort I have had trouble loosing weight. Although I attend a slimming club, had a personal trainer at the gym and taken up swimming, I have only managed to loose half pound since last December, when I started using symbicort, before this my weight was coming off steadly. Also my heart beats dont feel right. Any one else had problems with their weight / would love to know.
It's unfortunate that no one has answered. I don't use Symbicort but none of the reviews mention any problems with weight.
If your heart beats don't feel right I sincerely urge you to see your doctor.
I am on Symbicort and Sprivia have been for over a year I have gained 30+ pounds. I have not changed anything since before I started the Symbicort and Sprivia I eat the same, exercise the same , I have tried dieting but to no avail. I can only by logic say the Symbicort is the reason for my weight gain, because the doctor says there is not enough steroid from the Symbicort getting into my body to cause my weight problems. When I take into account all things I have to come to the conclusion that Symbicort is the culprit. If anyone at all can give me the answer as to how to get this weight off , since I do have to be on the symbicort , I would deeply appreciate it, I am careful with my diet, I do exercise, but I am at a loss as to what to do the weight is causing back problems because it is mostly in my stomach area and from what I read that is the usual place for weight gain when on any type of steroid...
I was on Symbicort for somewhere between 5 & 10 years and switched to Breo a few weeks ago. I am noticing that I “feel” leaner and the scale is beginning to move, although I haven't changed anything else. I do know I rapidly gained weight somewhere back there- 15 lbs in a year - I attributed it to reaching a certain age, but that may have been the same time I started using Symbicort.
- Symbicort Information for Consumers
- Symbicort Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Symbicort (detailed)
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