Lil, since I've been on this 500/50 Advair, I've been doing great! It's keeping my lung troubles to a minimum for now - thank goodness! So I hope it helps you out as well! :)
Tee, or Lil, do you have nebulizers (breathing treatment machines of your own at home)? I never used to, but many years ago, I did get one, by prescription, and both my daughter and I have had to use it at home. For the past few years, though, I, too have been getting the injections of steroids and the oral Prednisone.
I do want to warn you and others about these steroids...
Your immune response is lowered and your resistance to other illnesses goes down, so you need to take care around others that are ill. If you are diabetic, this medication can alter blood (sugar) levels and perhaps increase them. Ask your Dr.'s re the side effects of steroids/injections and bone loss and the possibilities of osteoporosis and hip necrosis.