Again a question: I'm mostly ok again after my first ever attack. My doctor told me to take pulmicort for a total of 4 weeks as he thought my lungs were not yet ok, and then we see what we do next. I don't need to take any relievers anymore at the moment. I'm carefully optimistic. I'm fighting with various side effects and hope that I don't need to take any more medicine after the next appointment.
From pulmicort I get small (about 1-2cm) bruises on various places, mainly on my thighs and I have the feeling I'm getting somehow thin-skinned, meaning my veins appear more visible. The latter could also be a different lighting. I'm currently away on business (2 weeks total) and will return home tonight.
Before that I used a purple disc inhaler, from which I was permanently stoned and had a fast heart beat. I also ended up bleeding slightly from various mucouse tissues but had no bruises.
What all those, and the reliever have in common is a permanently congested nose. I completely kicked off nose spray over a week ago (left nostril more than 3 weeks ago) and there's no change. As long as I'm moving around it's ok, but in rest it gets slightly annoying and when I sleep I constantly wake up because I cannot breathe. I cannot breathe through my mouth when sleeping. When I wake up it takes several minutes until I finally think about breathing through the mouth; it just doesn't come naturally to me.
If my doctor insisted on me continue taking medications, what is left then? I visited a doctor about a week ago because of my nose. She prescribed me a nose spray against allergies that should unblock my nose. Well, it made things worse. Only then did I notice it also contains steroids. I guess I really have a problem with them.
Thus: alternatives? Are there other people here with blocked nose due to the medication? What do you do? What baout bruising or bleeding?