Other than the (Eight Week) 'suck it and see' approach, does anyone know if there is an actual Test that can determine if you are the 'type' that Inhaled Steroids work well for - and what that Test is?
I'm at a point where I believe Inhaled Steroids are (a) Not actually helping much and (b) may be causing additional problems (I suspect I may have Bronchiectatis and will shortly be Tested to verify or discount it) . Note, unless critical for Asthma Treatment those with Bronchiectatis are, I gather, advised to avoid Inhaled Steroids).
Additionally, it seems to be the case that a certain group of people don't benefit much, if at all, from Inhaled Steroid use. Some of this 'group' cant avoid taking them anyway, because the inhaled steroid is included in their Dual Inhaler along with a Long Acting BETA Agonist.
Inhaled Steroids (by reducing Lung Inflammation) also reduce Asthma Flare ups and are - no doubt - great for those who do respond well to them. That said, they are not 'side-effect free', can cause chest irritation and have not been shown to improve lung function, or stop it getting worse.
So, back to the original question, is there an actual Test that can determine if you are definately the 'type' that Inhaled Steroids work well for - and what is that Test?
If I'm NOT the type they work for, there's little point in me taking them I guess.