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Hi, just thought I'd update you. I (finally) got switched to Asmanex, which is a steroid only, and I'm already kicking myself for putting up with Advair for 3 months! No hoarseness, stomach is improving, and thus far asthma control is just as good.
[QUOTE=janewhite1;4299450]Hi, just thought I'd update you. I (finally) got switched to Asmanex, which is a steroid only, and I'm already kicking myself for putting up with Advair for 3 months! No hoarseness, stomach is improving, and thus far asthma control is just as good.[/QUOTE]

I may need to ask for that. I tried a decreased dose of the Flovent (which is the steroid-only component of Advair) and it led to increased use of the rescue inhaler. So my dose got upped and the hoarseness is back. It is still less than I was taking with the Advair, but apparently still enough to cause the hoarseness.

I'm going to ask my Dr. about Asmanex. Thank you for the update. :)
OK, been on the Asmanex for almost a week, (I was actually off all meds for a week and a half after side effects became completely intolerable) but now it's making me hoarse again.

I think if I'm only on 200 mcg per day of steroid, hoarseness doesn't happen to me, but that dosage isn't quite enough. Still, maybe the increase in asthma symptoms is worth it to have my voice work. I lecture 20 hours per week, my voice is my greatest tool, I CANNOT be losing it all the time.

I just want one medicine that helps my allergies without side effects so severe I wonder if it's worth taking. It should not be too much to ask, and that goes for you too.
Thought the asthma was going to be better for a while, then I discovered I suddenly have fall allergies too, so dropping the dosage on my steroid is SO not happening.

The past few days I've been really concentrating on my rinsing technique. First I rinse the easily accessible parts of my mouth and spit. Then I get more water, and rinse again with my head tilted back, making sure I get as far back in my throat as possible. I think it may be helping.

Of course, the Asmanex wasn't working against the latest flare, and my meds just got switched again, this time to Symbicort HFA, so we'll see what happens next.





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