On Monday I had my FeNO test. It was with the really good asthma nurse at the surgery. There was a suggestion I could replace my Fostair 200/6 with the Forstair !00/6 so that I could be more flexible. At present I use half the dose in summer, full dose in winter. I am well, have been remarkably so for some time, so it is a good thing to refect on whether I could reduce my overall dosage. But then again it could be the dosage that is keeping me so well. It is a conundrum.
However, yesterday I received two text messages from the surgery, one saying they want to send me for a bone density test (yes, please!), and the second one suggesting I also start taking Risedronate to prevent development of osteoporosis. I am 73. My age was not cited as the main reason but that I have been on high doses of steroids over that last few years . (I know many on here are far higher than me). Nothing about me suggests my bone density is lowering, but of course you normally discover it if you start breaking bones, and I don't want that. So part of me is very appreciative they have flagged up a potential issue, but the other part is frightened of this drug.
Has anyone on here taken it, and how has it affected you if at all? I would be interested to hear. The whole thing came rather out of the blue.