I eventually got to see a consultant at my local costa since moving. She agreed that I needed to be back on the Omalizumab and that my lungs were being stroppy at the mo, but said there's nothing that can be done without funding.
So, my long-term Pred has been upped as my lung function was pretty awful.
I was wondering if anyone had tips to prevent too much weight gain / face-puffiness (as opposed to getting rid of it once you have it). I'm a bit puffy and have gained some weight, but keeping it fairly controlled through a sensible diet and exercise - but I can't reduce my food intake further or increase my exercise (already pushing myself too far and making my lungs stroppy), but I'm so worried about gaining weight with the increased steroids - any tips?
And can anything be done about the face puffiness? That, I think is what I hate most - my sister says it's not as obvious as I think it is, but I hate even looking at my face in the mirror because I'm so conscious of the puffiness. I know it will go down when I reduce the steroids, but that's not going to be for quite a while.