Thanks, Chartreux, I was glad to have someone reply to me. I am starting to breathe freer with the prednisone but I didn't get to sleep until about 4:30 AM. Is has me very shaky and the lack of sleep doesn't help at all. I wish I knew what to do so I could at least sleep at night. I think I will take the shortest course of this med to get cleared up. I don't think I will be able to tolerate 2 weeks of it and have done well in the past for a 5 day course.
Joy, thanks for your reply. Yes, I am allergic to trees, grass, pollen , mold, basically anything that floats in the air. I take Zyretec and Symbicort is my long term inhaler which works very well. This is really the first break through bad asthma attack I have had since going on the Symbicort last Oct. I haven't been prescribed a nebulizer and if I need a treatment I have to go to the dr.s office to get one. But my pulmonologist feels that since I have been so symptom free that the best treatment right now is the course of prednisone. And it is starting to open me up. And I do have albuterol for rescue. I really don't like taking the prednisone because I climb the walls and can't sleep. I didn't fall asleep until after 4AM. I have used the Medrol pack in the past several times and that is even worse on me than just prednisone. It seems to have a different formula that I can't tolerate. My dr. gave me some samples of singulair and maybe I should try it out again. I used it for a few days but it didn't seem to do anything but make me nauseous. It may be one of those that takes time to build up. I take so many meds for different things that I hate to have to add another one and cost is a consideration too. It has been cool here the last few days and I have had my windows open to keep the AC off and maybe that was a mistake. Anyway, I am hoping to be better by the end of the week. Again thanks for your help.
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