After getting asthma two years ago,I tried some preventer inhalers.However,some worsened my breathing problems,while others used to totally block my nose.That made it impossible to breathe through the nose,or to sleep.
Finally,I started using oral steroids.Been taking 40 mgs. for several months now,and there is an improvement in my asthma.I've even stayed asthma free for a few months,and my nose never gets blocked.
My doctor says that I should continue to take oral steroids for several years.So far,the side effect I've experienced is weight gain.I presume 40 mg. is a low dose,with lesser chance of significant side effects.Are oral steroids a good substitute for preventer inhalers ?
What do you think ? Thanks.