My asthma has been a lot worse lately. It hasn't been bad enough to go to hospital (last time was June & July last yr d/t a cold and then the flu).
So 3 weeks ago I had to put myself on prednisolone - trigger was/is heartburn - at least I presume so, my asthma gets worse when my heartburn increases.
I took 25mgs pred for 4 days + the usual seretide (250/25 2 puffs 2x /day). I improved after the 4 day, took myself off pred and a few days later my asthma worsened again. I did the same thing added pred (25) + seretide, same thing happened my asthma started to get get worse, waking up at night w/asthma, sob, wheezy, coughing you get the point.
I took myself off pred only 3 days ago now my asthma is worsening again (nb the trigger seems to always be heartburn, + I think all the dust in my room which I guess contributes to the night time symptoms). My best peak flow is 510/20 which I have managed a few times after being on pred 50mg x7 days or a weaning dose x2 weeks, I can get 420 on a good day if I've been taking seretide religously, but most of the time it's in my 'upper yellow zone' 360-380. Atm I am blowing between 310 (mornings) - 360 and need ventolin every 3-4 hrs, sometimes atrovent.
So question- how do I get myself of prednisolone without my asthma worsening?? It's so frustrating, bit scary b/c I know if I catch a resp infection (= #1 major trigger) I'd be doomed....