My understanding of the problem with Symbicort is that it may cause muscles to over-relax, thereby resulting in death. I still take the stuff, but even before this FDA situation I have been afraid to take more than a single prescribed dose.
I found that it pays to be assertive, and to occasionally have the doctor go back through the five medications that I'm taking, and to explain what each one does. That might go a long way towards preventing a situation like the one described by RTGEN1961 where you're basically overdosing on something that's not even meant to solve your particular issue.
Plus, the fact that you keep having asthma attacks is a strong indication that your doctor needs to change the type or strength of the medication that you're taking.
Edited by: EJESQ2003 at: 1/17/2009 (11:49)
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