I was diagnosed with asthma about 6 months ago. I started taking Advair, and then switched to Asmanex - both because my Dr. said Advair wasn't working, and because I'm not comfortable with the warnings. I also started Zyrtec a few weeks ago for allergies, and I'm seeing an allergist for tests in a few weeks.
For about the last 5 - 6 months, I've been getting cold symptoms about once a month (cough, sore throat, aches, vomiting, congestion, stuffy nose). My Dr. says it's because my asthma and allergies are not under control. I've never had an all out asthma attack. I was only having shortness of breath before, and that is controlled.
I take multivitamins every day, in addition to other supplements such as flax oil, grapeseed extract, etc. for my immune system. I've been sick the past week and don't seem to be getting any better.
Does anyone else get frequent colds due to asthma and allergies? I'm wondering if there is something else causing it, or if the asthma meds themselves are making me sick.