Sorry, posting with questions again â€“ I only seem to post with questions not responses for others, will try and be better.
Just wondering about possible additional meds, and when new things can get added. Specifically, when people are taking theophylline type medication or atrovent, was this added in addition to pred, or are some people taking either of them without being on long term pred?
Iâ€™m currently just on symbicort, singulaire and ventolin, managed six months off maintenance pred but over the last couple of months have been having so many courses I think Iâ€™d have been better back on a maintenance dose (overall dose would have been lower). Donâ€™t really want to go back on maintenance pred â€“ the consultant has drummed into me what a bad thing it is, and besides Iâ€™ve actually managed to start losing weight at last! Iâ€™ve had aminophylline and atrovent (IV and neb respectively) when in hospital, though cant really tell if they had a positive effect or if it was the other stuff, but Iâ€™d be interested to know if they only come in later or if anyone is taking them without the pred, if I could maybe suggest this to the docs? Asthma is allergic type with chronic gunkiness, not sure if this makes a difference to what meds might be used as routine.
thanks for any info.