Am eligible for Biological Treatment and wondering if Pred is prohibited or rationed when you start treatment with Mepo or Xolair?
When my Asthma flairs up and I take a Pred Burst, one positive side effect is temporary return of my sense of smell / taste (which ‘senses’ are otherwise almost entirely absent due to sinus / nasal polyp issues). Pred returns those senses for a week or two.
Wondering if I’ll ever be able to smell / taste again, if I agree to Biological Treatment and Pred is taken off the menu.
I’m aware of the surgery option for sinus / polyps, but returned sense of smell / taste is not guaranteed and (with eosinophilic asthma) it seems that any benefits of nasal surgery are frequently short lived and repeat surgery (often numerous times) is a common requirement.
Loss of smell / taste may (to some) not seem too big a price to pay for reduced Asthma, but consider how life is when you can’t enjoy wine, coffee, beer or Meals any more. (Nor smell a rose, your partner’s scent - and fail to notice if you get a gas leak).