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Can symbicort cause weight gain
I have been taking symbicort for about 8 months and in that time i notice that my weight has gone up by around 1 stone (14llbs), i have never been overweight and have always eaten healthily and taken exercise. No matther how many times i go to the gym or how much salad i eat it wont go away. None of my clothes fit me and i have gone up a bra size or two. I have also noticed that i suffer from really bad mood swings one minute im happy and the next i am crying or flipping out over something very trivial! This is not like me and i am not usually that emotional. Could this be caused by taking symbicort? or something else? I did suffer from a ruptured ovarian cyst about 10 or 11 months ago and I have also in the last 8 months noticed that i have a milky discharge that comes from 1 nipple, which i have seen a specialist about who cannot come up with any reason for this. Could all of this be related of anything to do with taking symbicort (obviously not the cyst!)
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669824 tn?1225842912
These are not adverse reactions from Symbicort.  Please make an appointment with a gynecologist and/or an endocrinologist.
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757137 tn?1347200053
Since Symbicort is a steroid couldn't weight gain and mood changes be attributed to its use?
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