Switched back to Symbicort from using advair HFA after my surgery .... man bad symptoms. I was still using my ventolin 2-3 times a week on advair (like usual) but had NO symptoms in between. Now that's I'm using the symbicort again, all the muscous and mild tighness is back.
Why? I think it's the lactose, pulmicort worked tons better than advair diskus bad in the day and I never noticed that Symbicort had lactose in it.
Sypmtoms also increase to an asthma attack when I pigged out on Reese cups after Hallooween just has milk ingriendent and LACTOSE.
I'm glad I have an extra advair refill on my prescription so I don't have to make an extra doctor visit.