Hello there, I am new to this community, and I am hoping to get some advice about my asthma.
Since last November, my asthma has taken a turn for the worse and hasn't recovered from the 2 attacks I had (one minor, the other moderate). After lots of antibiotics and steroids to clear up the infection, I ended up finding relief in an antihistamine tablet that I took on the off chance it might just work, and it did. Since then, I stopped with the steroids, and have (in agreement with the lung centre) continued to take antihistamines until last week (8 months in total), to make sure that my chest wasn't exposed to the usual pollen as it has weakened after the second attack. I also have a mould allergy so it needed to be out out of the autumn season. Anyway, since I moved in June, I have had another infection so took my usual Amoxicillin. After two rounds it cleared up temporarily but not quite, so Dr has put me onto Doxycycline, and Lung centre has also advised me to take Steroids as well. I'm not over keen on the Steroids, and this is the first time I have taken Doxycycline so am unfamiliar with the combination. It did help me with my breathing after a couple of hours no doubt about that, but I do have a touch of anxiety and brain fog after taking them, so am not keen on taking the Steroids as well (as they have this affect on me too). I don't want to just jump back onto antihistamines until I know what I am dealing with, and it feels like an infection to me. Possibly a continuation from the last one, and in combination of stopping antihistamines which may have masked it a bit, but I can't be sure of that.
So my question is; has anyone suffered with anxiety side affects with Doxycycline and has taking steroids exacerbated this anxiety? And of course any insights you may have to my antihistamine usage would be helpful too.
Thanking you all in advance