I have had ABPA for around 15 years and have taken Prednisalone for all of thet time. The result has been that I now have severe osteoporosis and fractured 3 vertebrae 20 months ago. It was excruciating and no pain killers made any difference. My back has improved but for most of the time I have had severe stomach cramps as well as what feels like my diaphragm has 'parted company' wityh whatever it should be attached to. I suffer more from this now that from my back or my lungs. I think I read on this site that there is something called 'a paralysed diaphragm' and wonder if that is my problem. The doctors are not any help and say that it is probably just muscular. I checked on the internet and most of the symptoms match mine. I would love it if someone can give me advice on where I can go from here.