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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??

Kara
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 amount...like 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.





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