Hiya. My asthma has been going downhill over the past few days after quite a good stint. Although peak flow is not a good indicator for me, the GP (and AUK nurse) have recommended a course of oral steroids. A couple of years ago I was put on pred and had awful side effects. After that the specialist asthma nurse mentioned that should I ever need it again I could try hydro. So I have a course of hydro with me and I'm a bit concerned about taking it because of possible side effects- have any of you taken it? Have you found it to cause fewer side effects than pred?
A bit of background: currently on symbicort SMART 200/6 (around 8-9 inhalations total a day for the past 3 days), montelukast 10mg, fexofenadine, mometasone/beconase. In fact I think it was a worsening of my rhinitis and changing nasal steroid that caused this exacerbation.
Peak flows are always around 400-450 - I have small airway disease and not managed to get an FEV1 recently, which would reassure me.