Advair HFA Stress Fractures, Asthma Problems, Asthma Attacks, Bone Density, Bone Problems
I am a mother of a 13 year old boy that has been on advair since he was about 7 or 8. He has outgrown his asthma problems but has not encountered another problem. The more research I do, the more I am finding out that it may have been cause by Advair or ... more »
I am a mother of a 13 year old boy that has been on advair since he was about 7 or 8. He has outgrown his asthma problems but has not encountered another problem. The more research I do, the more I am finding out that it may have been cause by Advair or some other steroids that were give to my son when having asthma attacks. I am desperate for answers and hope someone on here can help. My son has spent the last few years going to Dr. after Dr. with foot pain. We have been to specialists, have had Xrays, MRI's and found he continues to have stress fractures in his feet. I have learned that these meds can cause bone density and we have recently had his bone density tested but do not have the results yet. I am trying to track why he continues to have this problem. Over the last 5 months, he has had at least 6 different stress fractures in his foot. We have had him take off football, basketball, and spent 6 weeks in a boot cast. He then spent another month doing nothing and now started track, the second day of track practice, his feet are hurting him again. We did 3 weeks of physical therapy, had special orthotics made for his feet, bought special shoes that his Dr. recommended, we have used Dr. ordered insoles. Nothing seems to work. If these meds cause bone problems, I would like to know. I sure hope I can find some answers for my son as he is so frustrated and I don't seem to be able to help him.