It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Addison's Disease Message Board

Addison's Disease Board Index

Does anyone know if there is some connection between Addison's and asthma?? I was diagnosed with severe asthma back in October, and now that this whole Addison's thing has come up my doctor thinks there is a connection. We can't seem to get my asthma totally under control. I'll be fine for a while, then I'll have a really bad spell. She said something about needing Prednisone replacement...that being the connection...not sure exactly. Anyone else found this to be true??

Right now I only take Prednisone if I ABSOLUTELY need it for a severe asthma attack, and my doctor will only give it to me if nothing else is working. Even then I only take it for 1-2 weeks, and she always has me gradually reduce the 4 pills for 3 days, 3 pills for 3 days, 2 pills for 3 days, 1 pill for 3 days, etc... I've only had to be on it twice. :)

[This message has been edited by Kara_Leigh (edited 06-05-2003).]

There is a connection between low DHEA and asthma. If you are taking hydrocortisone or prednisone then your body doesn't make any DHEA. I found my breathing significantly improved when I started taking DHEA. You can get it from most large drug stores.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:09 PM.

© 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!