Been having trouble with keeping my asthma under control which has been made worse by being sick therfore not keeping my steroids down. I do take additional doses if I'm sick not long after taking them. Been seen at Wythenshawe today and have been put on something called kenalog. Think the idea is there will at least be some steroid in me and should avoid being admitted back into hospital. It all happened so quick that I didn't ask all the questions that I'm now thinking off.
What is Kenalog? I know I have to go back in 6 weeks for a review and another injection. I thought I was told by the doctor to discontinue taking prednisolone but when I spoke to the nurse who gave me the injection was told to take it as normal. Also what do I do if I have a bad attack, normally I'd up the prednisolone to cope. What side effects should I be looking out for? My situation is always awkward as I don't wheeze, sats don't drop till right at the last minute and normal indicators of things getting worse aren't there because I have a faulty breathing pattern. They also mentioned going on long term antibiotics I think to help get the mucous up and stop the numerous chest infections.
Any advice would be great