Hello, I am a 17 year old from N.Y who was diagnosed with Churgg strauss Syndrome In June of 05
Since june of 2005 i have been wheening off of prednisone...the highest I've been on is 80 mgs.
But asthma is a counterpart of Churgg strauss syndrome....and not to mention I've had ashtma sicne i was Little.
Prednisone had controlled My asthma since the summer of 05 but I CANT be on it forever....the side effects are just too much
So Everytime I get down to a small dose--for the most part it's usually 15mgs.-- My asthma kicks back in full-force...and Im forced to go back up on prednisone. This cycle doesnt seem to end and i feel as if I will NEver be off of prednisone....Im so eager to gett off though because of my newfound insecurites ever since i started the medication. In 2005 i weighed in at 95lbs and now I'm at 135lbs
and i KNOW that for my age that's a healthy weight...but my body has completely changed and what bugs me the most is that i feel healthy but still look sick-- iTS Just too much water weight and i simply want to be off prednisone.
Plus everything that happened since june of 2005 has been Totally Uncontrolable
O AND DID I MENTION I'm a TEENAGER...so this is 10x harder
Well enough jibber-jabber....now to the point. I've Come to a conclusion that the real problem here is my Asthma. I believe that If i cure it or kEEP it down to a minimum I can surely wheen off of prednisone easier and once I am off it I can pass go and collect $200 (
) So does anyone here have any Ideas for controling my ashtma....natural cures would be helpful as well...or even stories on how You possibly put your asthma into remission would be gladly appreciated.
I have attempted advair....seems to not work for me.
Currently I am on : Prednisone 22.5mgs a day
Cellcept (an immune suppressor) 1500mgs in the morning/1000mgs in the night
Asmanex Inhaler 220 mcg (to i guess prevent the ashtma) 2 Puffs twice a day
Foradil (Bronchial Dialator) 2 inhales twice a day
Bactrum Double Stength 3x a week
Thanks for any Help, advice, and replys