I have a question for hayfever sufferers out there. My question is who takes steroids for it out there?
I am currently on fenofexadine 180mg X1 in the morning then was on an over the counter loratadin (spelling!?!) in the evening (have also tried the cetrizine combo also) on the advice of my doctor to try & avoid steroids but she has now given me a prescription to pick up for a 5 day course of steroids as still suffering. Don't think she was happy when I said my throat feels like it's closing & keep having to clear my throat now which she said is triggering my asthma. I'm new to the whole asthma thing still as only 'officially' diagnosed in the last month.
What she didn't tell me was what exactly I'm picking up & why a 5 day course. I understand they don't like giving out any type of steroids but what happens after the 5 days. The hayfever won't miraculously disappear (I wish).
Sorry for the long message & know it may be confusing (as I am confused). I am quite sensible so will obviously speak to the pharmacist & read side effects etc but just looking for insight from people who already experienced this.