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I too have been on Advair 100/50 since 1999 and in that time my weight has gone up 38 pounds. I have also had to be on Prednisone a couple of times which also caused a part of the weight gain. My allergist insists that there is not enough steroid in the Advair to have an effect on my weight but I feel differently about that as the 1st time I was ever on prednisone I gained 20 pounds in the 2 weeks I was on it. Does anyone know a good way to take of steriod weight cause I'm at a loss.

Thanks, june_gemini:
I have had severe asthma for 21 yrs. My new dr put me on advari a yr ago and for the 1st time in my life I've gone with out using my neb or my inhalers. I call it my "miracle drug" anyway, since I've been on it I have gained weight like I do when on prednisone. After researching I found that it can and does cause this in some people. It is an inhaled streiod and certain people are more sensitive to the steriod then others. I guess you have to weigh whether or not it's an issue for you to make you stop taking it. My advice, just put extra things into play to not gain weight (ie cut a few calories, excercise a bit more, drink a bit more fluids etc) Hope this helps!:angel:
[QUOTE=june_gemini;2558862]I too have been on Advair 100/50 since 1999 and in that time my weight has gone up 38 pounds. I have also had to be on Prednisone a couple of times which also caused a part of the weight gain. My allergist insists that there is not enough steroid in the Advair to have an effect on my weight but I feel differently about that as the 1st time I was ever on prednisone I gained 20 pounds in the 2 weeks I was on it. Does anyone know a good way to take of steriod weight cause I'm at a loss.

Thanks, june_gemini:[/QUOTE]

Hello my 12 yr old daughter has been taking Advair since 1999 and her weight has gone up ALOT !!!! Like I was saying she is 12 and her weight is 124 lbs and all around her mid-section and face she gets alot of exercise and I am a diabetic and try real hard to keep on a well balanced diet at all times and help my family do the same. I was just wondering if you did receive any feedback about what you posted about your weight gain?
Thanks so much,





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