Still Have Shortness Of Breath
Posted 16 January 2020 - 09:47 AM
Salbutamol, also known as albuterol and marketed as Ventolin among other brand names.
The most common side effects are fine tremor, anxiety, headache, muscle cramps, dry mouth, and palpitation. Other symptoms may include tachycardia, arrhythmia, flushing of the skin, myocardial ischemia (rare), and disturbances of sleep and behaviour. Rarely occurring, but of importance, are allergic reactions of paradoxical bronchospasms, urticaria (hives), angioedema, hypotension, and collapse. High doses or prolonged use may cause hypokalemia, which is of concern especially in patients with renal failure and those on certain diuretics and xanthine derivatives.
7.1 Beta-Adrenergic Receptor Blocking Agents (beta-blockers)
Beta-blockers not only block the pulmonary effect of beta-agonists, such as VENTOLIN HFA, but may also produce severe bronchospasm in patients with asthma. Therefore, patients with asthma should not normally be treated with beta-blockers. However, under certain circumstances, there may be no acceptable alternatives to the use of beta-adrenergic blocking agents for these patients; cardioselective beta-blockers could be considered, although they should be administered with caution.
5.4 Cardiovascular Effects
VENTOLIN HFA, like all other beta2-adrenergic agonists, can produce clinically significant cardiovascular effects in some patients such as changes in pulse rate or blood pressure. If such effects occur, VENTOLIN HFA may need to be discontinued. In addition, beta-agonists have been reported to produce electrocardiogram (ECG) changes, such as flattening of the T wave, prolongation of the QTc interval, and ST segment depression. The clinical relevance of these findings is unknown. Therefore, VENTOLIN HFA, like all other sympathomimetic amines, should be used with caution in patients with underlying cardiovascular disorders, especially coronary insufficiency, cardiac arrhythmias, and hypertension.
5.5 Do Not Exceed Recommended Dose
Fatalities have been reported in association with excessive use of inhaled sympathomimetic drugs in patients with asthma. The exact cause of death is unknown, but cardiac arrest following an unexpected development of a severe acute asthmatic crisis and subsequent hypoxia is suspected.
Most common side effects over time
< 1 month:
⦁ Chest discomfort
⦁ Abdominal pain
⦁ Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)
⦁ Anaemia (lack of blood)
⦁ Asthenia (weakness)
⦁ Chest pain
⦁ Abdominal discomfort
⦁ Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart)
3.85% report anxiety as a side effect.
Posted 16 January 2020 - 07:04 PM
Often long term issues with inhalers which is why I was upset when they gave one to my mum when I am sure she doesn't need it.
My father - unfortunately due to Parkinson's - does need one.
Hope you had a good day Pol - only just finished work this end... o_O
Posted 22 January 2020 - 01:09 PM
I started on some herbal medicine and a probiotic for the Candida infection I think I have. I think I may be going too quickly with it as I have a twisting sensation in my stomach again - in the centre of the tio of my stomach just below my ribs and the shortness of breath is slightly worse. I think this is die off as the candida is being killed
When I've done a Candida cleanse in the past I have taken Milk Thistle to support my liver. Would it be OK to take milk thistle do you think please? I thought I better check before I take it.
Posted 22 January 2020 - 01:31 PM
I found 23 members that had tried milk thistle during their withdrawal. Mostly used for liver detox or nausea. Only one member reported an slight up tick in symptoms.
If you reduce your probiotic dose and slowly increase it back up over a few day period you can normally avoid this side effect.
Posted 22 January 2020 - 01:47 PM
It's strange how the stomach discomfort disappeared for a few days but came back today with avengeance. Maybe it is candida. My stomach scan has been brought forward a week to 14th February, so that's good.
It's the shortness of breath getting me down the most. Asthma inhalers aren't helping at all and my chest x-ray was clear. Is it at all possible this could still be withdrawal? I'm sorry to keep asking but I'm still at a loss😪.
Posted 22 January 2020 - 03:15 PM
I just want it to stop now. Any suggestions of how to help this please?
Posted 22 January 2020 - 05:39 PM
This breathing/anxiety will forever created a loop.
I think there will be something in the results of the scan either way. If there is nothing, it will calm the anxiety, if there is something, it will calm knowing what it to be done and get on and fix it!!
The anxiety is no longer a withdrawal thing, it is a byproduct of having endured the withdrawal. Unfortunately, an elongated period of withdrawal can bring its own source of depression and/or anxiety. Nasty paradox...
Posted 22 January 2020 - 06:02 PM
Polly I agree with IUN I think the scan will bring some answers. If there's nothing there I think you should really consider trying some breathing techniques to help slow your breathing and deepen in. From what I've read hyperventilation is very common with anxiety and you feel like you're not getting enough air where ironically you're actually getting too much. If that's really what it is then I think you will find that the breathing exercises will help.
Posted 22 January 2020 - 06:39 PM
If the breathing issue is due to solely anxiety then you will NOT wake up with it. It will start as the anxiety starts during the day. It will end when the anxiety ends. 3 months to 8 months aftyer beiung off give or take. How's that for an accurate guess? Sorry.
Posted 23 January 2020 - 01:46 AM
I have just gone through a recent course of breathing physio and just finished it. I do my breathing exercises daily. I still think it's a result of being given 4 different AD's last year and Diazepam. I'll just have to hang on in there I suppose and hope it goes away but one thing I am sure of is that I will NEVER take another antidepressant ever again.
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