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I've been on Advair for over 12 years. 500/50. I've been asthmatic my whole life. In the past 10 years: I've been hospitalized with pneumonia 5 times (and get pneumonia several times a year). I add a mysterious nodule that was biopsied (which caused a lung collapse), then just as mysteriously, disappeared. Had to have cataract surgery on both eyes (I'm 51). And, now, a strange condition called "Geographic Tongue". All of which have ties to Advair, if Internet research can be trusted.
I'm thinking Advair is a bad choice for me. Looking for an alternative. How do I wean off of it?
[QUOTE=Lilleven;5226460]I've been on Advair for over 12 years. 500/50. I've been asthmatic my whole life. In the past 10 years: I've been hospitalized with pneumonia 5 times (and get pneumonia several times a year). I add a mysterious nodule that was biopsied (which caused a lung collapse), then just as mysteriously, disappeared. Had to have cataract surgery on both eyes (I'm 51). And, now, a strange condition called "Geographic Tongue". All of which have ties to Advair, if Internet research can be trusted.
I'm thinking Advair is a bad choice for me. Looking for an alternative. How do I wean off of it?[/QUOTE]

im trying to do the same thing. I switched from advair to qvar and it is much better but I would like to get off that too. pharm dr. suggested singulair but research shows the side effects are worse than qvar.

after hrs of online research I have found the best way to is to wean yourself off slowly with dr. supervision. everyone is different so your results may vary. tell your dr. what you want to do. perhaps you can go from 500 to 250 to 100 over a period of time.

I have found that I can space my advair every other day since I increased my water intake to 8-10 glasses a day with sea salt. i'm on adavair 250 and am in the process of getting a new dr. who will help me wean off the advair or qvar if possible.

good luck.





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