For the last week and a half my asthma has been acting up again. After a couple of good weeks it seems somehow harder to deal with when things go back to where there were before. I had a few weeks where I was feeling pretty good and my energy level was actually better than it has been in years. That made me really happy.
But now I seem to have slipped back to where I was earlier this winter. I'm tired a lot again. My peak flow won't go up to personal best without a kick in the butt from ventolin. Some days (like yesterday and today) it drops to the bottom half of the yellow zone which makes me breathless doing even simple things, like walking around or standing doing dishes. For much of yesterday and today, ventolin was barely laating an hour or two before the peak flow dropped right back down to where it had been.
I'm on so much steroids (2000/day seretide + 30mg pred) and this is still happening. You'd think with all those steroids I'd be able to avoid exacerbations. I realize it is hay fever season. But I'm also on drugs that are supposed to stop allergic reactions. I just wish there was a way to make all these meds work the way they should for more than just a few weeks.
What's also upsetting is that this is happening right before I'm supposed to do my next step down on a pred taper. But that isn't going to happen if I'm in the middle of an exacerbation. My pulmo wants a very slow taper. Even if everything went perfectly and I did every step down on the taper when planned, I'd still get down to zero just barely in time for next cold season.