Do any of you know an alternative to prednisone for asthma flare ups?
I’m swearing I’ll never ever take it again after a huge impact on my mental health - however my GP says I will probably need to use it again in the future. So I wondered if there were any alternatives that achieve the same effect?
I was ‘ok’ on a short 6 day course - albeit not sleeping and feeling like I was on speed - but I went on to get a chest infection from my children and had another 4 weeks of prednisone. I tried to continue despite feeling unwell and out of it but by the third week I had to stop. I didn’t feel like me and I could have cheerfully walked off the edge of a cliff without a second thought. Within 2 days of stopping the prednisone I was 75% better and my GP agreed it was the tablets.
So moving forward, do you lovely people have any alternative suggestions I can ask for if needs be? I can already feel my symptoms picking up :-/. (Aside from making me crazy the prednisone worked a treat for my asthma lol)
I’m kind of resided to short low dose courses but I’d rather avoid if there’s an alternative.
Thank you x