... sthma is 'under control' and I can go months with no or very few symptoms. When something triggers a 'flare' though, I spend about 4 months in misery going from step to step in my action plan and from specialist to specialist to get some relief. I do my best to avoid those triggers, but sometimes it is unavoidable. ... (12 replies)
... For patients that have been taking oral steroids, taking up to 800mcg of budesonide twice daily is actually the recommended dosage, and then you step down as your asthma gets more controlled. ... (25 replies)
... I have allergies with an asthma component. Usually I do not have any problems ashtma-wise unless I am exposed to certain things like smoke, dust or mold. I also get increased symptoms during pollen season. This year in my part of Florida, pollen season has already started and it bad since it has been very dry. Daily high pollen counts (9 and above) for the past 5 weeks. I... (3 replies)
... What is a 'Prednisone Taper'? - what is the normal starting MG and step-down and over how many days?
Is this normally indicated in someone that had bronchitis that caused an asthma flare?
Thank you for your help and information. (11 replies)
... immnotherapy, I was actually able to gradually step down off of all of the meds over the last year. ... (15 replies)
... I can feel air getting all the way down into my lungs! ... (6 replies)
... My mom and her friend got me to sit down near the air conditioner, and when I tried to ask my mom to get the nebulizer, I couldn't even talk. Every time I tried, I was gasping for breath. ... (5 replies)
... but I am also getting a referral to a pulmonologist. I have high hopes that he or she will be able to figure out exactly what is going on and maybe cut down on some of the meds or find a better mix. ... (3 replies)
... months. He wasn't any better on the shots then he was off so I just kept him off. I no longer have that dog as she got old and had cancer and had to be put down but we have had others and have dogs now and they are indoors and they don't seem to bother him. ... (5 replies)
... been there, lived that. For sinus infections a short course of antibiotics WILL NOT get rid of it. This has been my problem the entire time. It beats down the lung infection, but doesn't clear the infection in the sinuses. Sinus infections take WEEKS up to months of antibiotic treatment to resolve. ... (284 replies)
... I guess my next step is to go back to taking allergy shots in hopes for improvement. ... (19 replies)
... was so worried that my panic attacks were coming back and that I wouldn't be able to control them without medication which I was not very happy about. The best step I took was going to an allergist yesterday and discussing with her how I felt. ... (19 replies)
... Yes, the brand name for albuterol is Proventil. And Yes, the USA is a tad out of step in many, many ways. Note that we did not adopt the metric system, either. ... (20 replies)