I had a bad winter/spring finally 4 days in hospital with an asthma attack mid June. It made professionals sit up and take notice! Before I was on the dreaded Clenil, and ventolin as and when, but then I ended up with Prednisolone for nearly three weeks, and since then symbicort 200/6 8 puffs per day (as my three months post asthma attack is now up I have just started reducing that dose). The symbicort has helped big time. I have rediscovered the pleasures of being able to walk with a spring in my step and to enjoy it! It is lovely!
However, I do seem to pick up niggly, tedious viruses more than I used to by far. A couple of weeks ago I had one which made the world around me spin, now I am heading for a cold. Again something not quite right. The asthma seems fine so far - keeping careful check on that. Do these meds with higher levels of steroids make you more prone to picking up infections? It would be good to know.