Seems Never Ending

I’ve been an asthmatic for around 20 years and the last 3 years have been the worse for me. I have been to an allergist to see if my asthma revolves around allergies and it seems to be why I have such horrible symptoms. I’ve been through the police academy and I coached soccer for my twins which involved running the fields with them with zero asthma flare-ups! I’ve been hospitalized 4 times with in the last 12 months with hospital stays for 7-10 days in duration!

Asthma and fall allergies

I’m currently an RN and this has taken a toll not only in my personal life but with my job as well. I take every precaution necessary to not have these flare-ups but here I am and it's the beginning of November which means it’s the asthma season. I’m awake at 4 am with increased mucus in my lungs and wheezing (which makes my anxiety high). I’m drinking hot chocolate and I took 40mg of prednisone and using my rescue inhaler! Oh and by the way I was 135lbs a year ago and I now weigh 190lbs which has caused me to feel depressed.

Side effects of allergies

What I can say is prednisone and solumedrol for long periods of time will have these effects. It’s a horrible feeling since I’ve always been in shape, worked out but now I can’t. I’ve been losing weight but my fear is another episode and boom sitting in a hospital yet again on steroids. I’m open to any suggestions to help with my asthmatic flare-ups!

Thank you so very much

—- desperately seeking help

Jenny T, Indiana

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