I have asthma and PTSD from military service. I have been using Albuterol, Symbicort, and Marijuana for 8 years with no problems. Most people who smoke also have anxiety. So take their opinions with a grain of salt. However, I am not a doctor, so ask one for medical advice. I am just giving you my opinion as an everyday person, not as a medical professional trained in medications such as an RN or MD.
The substances in marijuana act as mild bronchodilators, and in fact marijuana cigarettes were sold seventy years ago to treat asthma. I am not advocating an illegal substance as a treatment, however there is a positive side to the situation.
Hi. I was looking for similar information except my situation is different. Im a medium smoker (for 9 years now) and smoke a joint every night (4 years). I take symbicort once in the mornings (9 years) and smoke about 14 ciggs per working day (after im high ill only have 2 cigarettes in 4 hours). I have asthma and mild chronic bronchitis. I know that my bronchitis is caused by my smoking, and fueled by my post-nasal drip. Its really just fluids. Chest x-rays showed healthy lungs, and diaphragm/lung capacity/breathing tests said everything was better than normal.
In the mornings i sometimes have a puff of my symbicort first, then immediately go out for a cigarette (I know, I know). I take the symbicort because my lungs feel tight. The thing is that since i started smoking weed daily, i have never had a proper asthma attack (they were severe when i was younger).
I know im killing my lungs which is why i am taking drastic measures to quit cigarettes. (zyban)
But what i really want to know is, what are the chances that i will encounter complications in the future if i go completely straight edge from now?
I believe pot can increase your heart rate and symbicort defintely can (I thought my heart was going to beat out of my chest sometimes when I was on it) so I wouldn't take both together if you can avoid it.
There aren't always studies on the affect of illegal drugs on medication so it may be safe and it might not. To err on caution I would not smoke while on any medication.
It would be the best for your lungs not to smoke anything and not to inhale any smoke. The pot may still become an irriatent and trigger for an asthma attack.