I also take symbicort, I get along with it fine, I use the 160/ 2 puffs a day morning and evening. I was having to take the prednisone packet about every month to control my congested breathing but finally went to a pulmonologist who determined that I had asthma. So far the symbicort has worked very well, resolved my breathing problem at night and I can actually lay flat now and sleep. Was having to use three pillows and almost sit upright to get any rest. I use combivent as a rescue inhaler, but have had to use it very little.
PSA 4.57 - Positive DRE
Biopsy 3-19-07 - Gleason 4+4=8
Negative bone scan 3-20-07
Catheter out 5-01-07
post op pathology:
positive margin left side of prostate
left seminal vesicle involved (both removed)
No lymph node involvement
New gleason score 9
T3B....radiation consult on 5-9-07.
June 5, 2007 1st psa post surgery 0.62
June 27, 2007 second psa post surgery 0.59
June 27, 2007 started Lupron injection (24 mos)
September 6, 2007 scheduled to be marked and prepped for radiation therapy.
Start IMRT therapy on September 13, 2007.
September 26,2007 psa test .08
Finished IMRT therapy October 31!!!