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Ventolin or Symbicort for CFS?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by ramakentesh, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. ramakentesh

    ramakentesh Senior Member

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    Ive heard some whispers about people using ventolin and symbicort (inhalers for asthma) for CFS and sometimes experiencing dramatic improvements. This is of interest because at least in POTS some patients have beta 2 adrenoreceptor abnormalities and under-responsiveness.
     
  2. heapsreal

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    Basically a stimulant, so could improve energy this way. Ventolin is selective of beta 2 receptors but would still have mild effects on beta 1 and alpha receptors which could help with POTS/OI symptoms. alpha receptors can help blood vessels to constrict and beta 1 increase heart rate and strength of contractions, beta 2 smooth muscle relaxant and helps with opeing airways.

    I say give it a go, if it helps cool. Its a reasonably safe med.

    cheers!!!
     
  3. xrayspex

    xrayspex Senior Member

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    my doc gave me ventolin last fall when was going thru rough patch of worse hypotension, shortness of breath, worse than usual and happened more lying down bizarrely
    It did help, used it for month or 2 every day, but it put me in horrible mood, maybe because I have mcs p450 detox issues, maybe something in it was hard for me to breakdown or some gross chemical in it may have had bad side effect for me. I was desperate but it was hardly worth it in big picture for how much more anhedonia it caused. but for short term worth trying and not everyone will have the side effect i did obviously.......
     
  4. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    I've used ventolin but no dramatic results (even on my POTS) - sorry to say.
     
  5. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

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    Side effects outweighed benefit for me. I have problems with chemicals. Worth a try though.
     
  6. ramakentesh

    ramakentesh Senior Member

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    just throwing it out there. but looks like a dud lead :)
     

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