I woke up one night when I was 14 and couldn't breathe. Over the years I was in and out of hospital, on various inhalers and steroids when needed. I managed to get by, have three children, then in 1991 after the birth of my last child I had really bad attack. I was put on steroids to get me back to work. I was also taking phyllocontin at the time as well. Suffice it to say to this day I am still on oral steroids (maintenance dose of 20mg), phyllocontin, montelukast, salbutamol, flixotide & atrovent inhalers. Because of the steroids (for which I am grateful as I am still alive) I have gained a considerable amount of weight, have osteoporosis, diabetes, muscle wastage, reflux, restless legs, low immune system, but as said still alive. I have to juggle my insulin amounts with the amount of steroids I take and also other medications: Ranitidine, Co-dydramol, Tramadol, Alendronic Acid, Adcal-D3, Atorvastatin, Losartin and Amitryptiline.
If I could jump am sure I would rattle lol