Might be paranoia but I was just wondering - what happens if pred doesn't work for you?
My lungs seem to be a bit odd. I've had a very backwards approach to asthma treatments, mainly because I was told I didn't have it. One of the first things I tried was a 2-week reducing course of pred starting from 40mg - I was not on anything else at the time. It failed to do anything whatsoever. I'm now a bit better on montelukast though still getting through a lot of blue esp in last couple of days - my GP has started me on Symbicort and I know I have to give it some time to work, but just wondering - as pred is the usual next step when you're already on a steroid, LABA and add-on and they aren't controlling things, what happens if it doesn't work? Or might it work in combination with everything else? (Ventolin didn't work for me on its own; tbh it still doesn't seem to work that well but it does have some effect now).
Has anyone else had this issue or am I just weird? It's probably not an immediate concern while I try the Symbicort but just wondering given that it seems to be so effective in most people (if unpleasant).