Taking symbionts for a year new blood symptoms

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I have been taking symbicort for a year and then began getting broken blood vessels in my skin on my arms and legs.  I am wondering if anyone else has this problem? Dr switched me to dulera but it is twice as expensive 

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    Hi Lora,

    I have taken symbicort for 6 months, and I get bruises on my arms, and they can bleed if I knock them, but I was told it was the Steroids I take.

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      Thank you, I don't take any steroids other then what might be in the  Symbicort.   I have been switched to dulera for a few weeks now and only have a few red dots left on my lower arms.  

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      I take it you have COPD Lora, I have not heard of Dulera before, is it any good, as I have probs breathing when my steroids wear off..
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      I have stage 2 copd.   I read dulera is not approved for copd but doctors are prescribing it.  
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    I have just been put on eklia inhaler the side effects outweigh the benefits i am getting hot flushers and blurred vision had to cancel a job last week i am hgv driver and this week could not continue as getting sweats i am seeing copd nurse tomorrow for first time looking for office based job now
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    So far the dulera is helping with my breathing but I read that it s not approved for copd only asthma but doctors are prescribing it. I am stage 2 copd.
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      I am stage 4 COPD. Have been using Dulera and Siriva for at least a couple years. I like it better than Advair. Easier to use. Feels more effective. Cheaper. I trust this Pulmonologist.
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    Well today I woke up with some broken blood vessel around my lower arms again so maybe it wasn't the symbicort causing the problem.  Ugg

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      No I take gabapentin, singular, omeprazole, and now dulera.  I was on simbicort.  I also take a vitamin centrum energy.  I hope it is just maybe the iodine in the vitamin.  That would be an easy solution.
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