prednisolone different each time?
Well, lets start at the beginning shall we. I was diagnosed with late onset asthma when I was 28 (now 55) during my pregnancy with my daughter, quite common apparently. The doc's first thought was a chest infection and I had several courses of antibiotics before they tested me for asthma. I was given the usual inhalers Ventolin and a preventer (which I can't remember now!) and everything was very well controlled. In fact, after several months I stopped using both inhalers and everything seemed to be fine. I had a couple of triggers back then cat hair and pollen being the main ones. Lets skip several years, during my 30's and early 40's I had no symptoms whatsoever. I caught flu which turned in to a chest infection and then the problems started. Virus infections are now my trigger and although all URTI do not turn into an attack any with a cough element certainly do. I was given Seretide 250 which is usually good at controlling my symptoms.
I had one flare about 8 years ago when I needed steroids but had no problems with them that I can remember. At the beginning of this year I caught the 'Queens cough' which rapidly turned into an attack. 10 day course of prednisolone with a further 12 day taper and azythromycin seemed to do the trick but the pred was horrible hence the taper. Have just been given pred and clayrithromycin. 5 days of 30mgs cutting down by 5mg every 5 days after this. This seems a long taper to me. I have been having awful side affects. The insomnia is terrible about 8 hours sleep in the last 36. Every time I lay down to sleep it's as if someone is talking to me not hearing voices exactly but words going over and over in my head. I am crying constantly for no reason, agitated, rapid heart beat and still have a tight chest and a slight cough but the wheeze has gone so am not sure if it doing it's job or if the tight chest is due to anxiety? SO my question is, has any bodies experience of steroids got worse with time? They are a life saver, no doubt but my love hate relationship with them is most definitely more hate at the moment. I have only been on them for 4 days and it seems such a long way to go. Sorry for the rambling post my fingers are working over time.