Hi all. I am new here. I am a full time caregiver for my mom who is in her 80s and has COPD and fibrosis. She recently started a tapering dose of prednisone for a rheumatoid arthritis flare. Since then I have noticed that she is having greater difficulty breathing with activity although her oxygen levels (she is on oxygen) remains high. My first question is could the prednisone have anything to do with this? Also, I am trying to get her insurance company to approve a nebulizer for home use. She has an Advair HFA and an Albuterol HFA. For her COPD, is there anything else I could look in to to help her? TIA
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