I’ve never taken steriods before and I’m terrified of taking them (had bad reaction to tablets once and it’s scared me) Asthma is normally controlled and only causes problems with triggers or colds etc.
Started with a cold 7 days ago and it gave me a bad cough and wheezing. Peak flow was down from 500 to 400 and Was coughing up clear mucus. Went to the drs 3 days ago and he said I hd no infection and it was a asthma flare up caused by a cold and prescribed me prednisolone for 5 days. 30mg. Also told me to change my inhaler from Qvar to Fostair. However I’ve read some reviews and have had friends tell me they felt so bad on prednisolone that it’s made me scared to take them. I have had depression and have anxiety and I really don’t want them to make me feel any worse. I’ve stopped coughing as much now so do I need to take the steriods? I was going to take them in the morning when my husband would be at home with me.
Are they really as bad as what I’ve read?