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its possible that you are having rebound pain from reducing the dose
the advair part that is a beta agonist is like a long acting rescue inhaler and can increase heart rate and cause palpitations
i agree off would be better for that but the alternative is to just take the steroid half
this would be like a pulmicort, flovent, asmanex
this may help reduce the soreness but not increase risk of palpitations
as advair is a combo med with a steroid component and a beta agonist/dilator component
if no further questions please press accept-i would discuss the alternative meds i mentioned to your dr
What about the withdrawal issue? How do I stop taking this drug?
if you change over to the other ones you should not have any soreness/withdrawal as you are still taking the steroid component-with the stopping of the other component you could try dropping to 100/50 dose twice a day then once a day then every other day then off (each for a week) this is not always necessary but you may be very sensitive
because of the method of administration you cant effectively decrease the dose lower than 100/50
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