Posted 7/16/2007 11:50 PM (GMT -7)

Bamap, I've had asthma almost six years now.  Early on I did get thrush a couple of times most likely caused by Advair.  I can't remember what my allergist prescribed first, but it didn't work.  The second thing she prescribed was a lozenge and it provided quick relief.

Good luck!



Posted 7/17/2007 9:41 AM (GMT -7)
You're all right ... it's thrush! Saw the dr. this morning. I was really hoping it was something else!! He's says it's not bad and easy to get rid of ... hope he's right.
Posted 9/6/2007 12:56 PM (GMT -7)
Babies were always subsceptible to getting thrush. And as for the tightness in your chest, I thought asthma could cause that. Causes tightness in the bronchial tubes I believe.
Posted 9/7/2007 5:12 PM (GMT -7)
i have a tightness in my chest up to my throat- it is mostly my throat, when i talk alot or get aggravated it seems like it is closing and i lose my voice a little.
I feel i have no taste buds- everything tastes like nothing or bland. I have been getting cramps in my legs- charlie horses. I am unsure when med it is though- i am on advair, allegra, singular, xopenex, and prednisone. it could be any of them :-(
Posted 9/7/2007 11:07 PM (GMT -7)


I've never seen it listed as a side effect of Prednisone, but I do get cramps in my feet and legs often when I'm on Prednisone.

Take care!



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Posted 9/8/2007 12:33 AM (GMT -7)
prednisone does cause leg cramps and it takes your potassium away. they say to be on a high potassium diet while on this. (i just read this on the internet).
Posted 9/8/2007 6:46 AM (GMT -7)

The tightness in the throat/chest can be caused by the Advair.  Not everyone can use it. I've tried both Advair and Serevant and had to stop both because they irritated my throat and caused  such tightness in my chest that it was worse than the asthma. I got so hoarse with the Serevant that I could hardly talk. A day or 2 after stopping it - I was ok again. I now take Asmanex instead.

For the leg cramps - it could very well be the potassium loss caused by the prednisone.  My docs used to tell me to eat a banana every day when on the prednisone or drink OJ and eat yogurt.  All have potassium in them.

Hope you feel better soon!




Posted 9/9/2007 7:21 PM (GMT -7)
that tighness scares me...also when i talk i lose my voice and get real short of breath. i think i need something stronger. i just went to floris a week ago and i felt like a million bucks there- i could breath better and the muscle fatigue was not as bad.
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