So I've always had to take pred. 3-4 times a year, but a few years ago a lung specialist tried to take me off my inhalers because my breathing test were O.K. (I think because I was on the inhalers). That Fall I had a flare that lasted from Sep 1-Dec. 1 with steroid inhalers, nebs, and two rounds of about a months worth of oral steroids. That year I took oral steorids five times. Then last Fall I was on high dose inhalers when Fall came...and was flaring again from Sep (or August really) through mid. Oct.
Now this year I just realized it's Oct. 15th. on Fri! And I've been on high dose inhalers since June and had two bursts of oral steroids.
Which leads me to think....can asthma get worse? Because I'm taking my allergy and asthma meds. It just seems so incontrolled sometimes. The last three weeks I've been on high inhaled steroids with a LABA and sigulair. My doctor told me to take xopenex (my rescue inhaler) with a spacer every time. I already do most times. Kind of aqward at work if you know what I mean. But I've been taking xopenex a lot the last three weeks, I also have a sinus infection though.
It seems to be working...but normally if I was taking my rescue more than twice a week my doctors would be concerned. But since it's working....but it still seems like a lot of meds to me. I just started a second round of antibiotics for the sinus infections too.