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11 Jan 2016 Horrible side effects developed after 2 or 3 years of use. Full dose causes chest wall muscle or airway rigidity so can't breathe properly. Combined with inhaled corticosteroid caused severe neck rigidity/ pain (was sent to pain clinic), general muscle pain and neuropathy symtoms of burning, shooting pain, aches, etc. Also very severe shooting pains in stomach. Other than that it works great. lol
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03 Jan 2016 The weight gain has been horrendous and I can't seem to lose it no matter what I do. It has made me borderline diabetic and my legs hurt all the time.
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03 Jan 2016 I am just upset with the weight loss. It is more than 10 lbs. I wish I knew someway to gain weight. I hope someone knows of a way to gain weight. I am very tired of having co-workers say to me oh you have lost more weight! Also I have IBSD and sometimes it is diffulcult to eat for fear of "D" happening. But the weight loss is different. I have had IBS-D for a long time and I kept the weight on me. Should I find another medication that works like Spiriva but not having weight loss issues?
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06 Jun 2015 Since menopause at age 58, I weighed 135 lb. I quit smoking 2-1/2 years ago and gained 15 lb. Lost that 15 lb. but then was diagnosed with emphysema 6 months after I quit smoking. I was started on Spiriva. Within 6 months I weighed 196 lb. and my A1c started to rise despite no change in diet or exercise. I went on a strict 1200 calorie diet, but couldn't lose. Still exercising at least 1/2 hour on treadmill at 3-4 mph at least three days per week, as I had been for three years even before I quit smoking. Could not lose the weight. Now I have bilateral anterior leg pain which I think is due to the excess weight as it's central and pushing down on my legs. It hurts so badly that I can barely manage the treadmill and find myself crying in pain so I had to cut down to 1-2 mph or it's intolerable.Went down to 1000 calorie diet and am now on a diabetic diet. I FINALLY came down to 182 lb. as of this morning.
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06 Jun 2015 Helps my breathing but noticed a great deal of abdominal weight gain which was not reduced by dieting.
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