ok, my lungs are being really horrible to me at the moment (we aren't currently on speaking terms!) and i'm on 30mg pred for 5 days, the last of those 5 days is tommoz. My asthma nurse is an absolute legend and has been ringing me to keep up with how my lungs are doing. Saw her today and she agreed i sounded better than last time she saw me (about an hour before i went to A&E) but that if she'd heard my breathing on someone else she'd be prescribing pred. I'm going back to see her tommoz, and she will ask my opinion on the issue, and i really dont know what my opinion will be.
For pred: my lungs are feeling pretty awful
any benefit im getting from the pred has only just started to kick in, if there is a lot of underlying inflammation it may take a while to go down
if i wasnt already on pred id probs want a short course
got exams at the moment, so really could do with being able to breathe and not going to hosp
Against pred: Pred is EVIL and not my friend!
trying to get some adrenal function back
given that ive not had LOADS of benefit from it (only *just* keeping me out of hosp) then they might want to up me to 40mg, which i dont particularily want
I dont sound *that* wheezy, and its not all the time, a lot of it is SOB and tight chest, and i always worry about the pred conversation when im not wheezy
I know only me and doc/nurse can decide what to do, but i just would be interested on other peoples take on the situation so i can have a proper think about it. what would you want to happen and why? Im going for the wisdom of crowds approach!