I just got diagnosed after 4 months straight of wheezing. 4 months ago my blood pressure was 114, resting heart rate was 52, had asthma, but could run 5 miles, and swam masters. 4 months later I have been on prednisone for 4 months and multiple new inhalers My blood pressure is now 151 and I can walk 4 miles on a good day. I also no longer sleep as a result of the prednisone. Doctors have not allowed me to exercise other than walking and I have lost most of my fitness. I recently started going to a yoga studio and am in week 4 of non-gluten, non-dairy diet to combat on my own. The diet seems to be the most effective, although I do not know if it is the non-dairy or non-gluten part. Diet changes were last ditch effort on my part and have not been easy.
Now that I have the diagnosis you would think that an anti-fungal would be in order. Not the case as specialist wants to add anti-biotics to counter the time that I have been on prednisone before he would submit the blood tests. Also in my future are treatments to kill off the anti-bodies that my body overproduced to fight the fungus. By the way, I think I got the fungus at work where several of us became ill when we moved to a new floor, so I will continue to be exposed. And prednisone remains in my future.
My question for the group is how have you been treated for this? Have any of you not been given anti-fungal medication?