I’m in the middle of the very worst asthma flare up that I’ve ever had due to stress/virus etc.
Last time I had something like this I was given pred and I felt instantly amazing, to the point where I leapt out of bed and did all kinds of things, delivering big presentations, cleaning the common stairwell and everything in between.
Problem was the steroid masked how ill I was and the day after I came off them I had another bad bout and was diagnosed with pneumonia and had more weeks off work.
Since then I’ve been reluctant to take pred, prefer to ride it out and take extra inhaled steroids. But now I’m so ill I feel like I’m dying and the dr told me pred would make me better. But I’m scared I’ll cover up the illness again, go back to my life and get ill again as soon as I’m off them.
Can anyone relate to this? I feel so ill, I can’t breathe and I just want to be actually better.