BACK ON PREDNISONE
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Hi guys. My asthma is rearing its ugly head once again. Been having difficulty breathing and have been short of breath for a week now. Went to my Dr. today and he said I was indeed wheezing. No infection though. That was good news. He feels it's allergies with all the temp changes and allergens here in Fl. He gave me a shot of albuterol and put me back on 40 mg. of Prednisone for 5 days then I drop it to 20 mg. for 5 days and they off it completely. Having a fast course of steroids will not have a lot of wt. gain involved he said. If I do gain I'll lose it quickly when I get off the medicine. What usually happens after the first day or two is that I cannot sleep much. There have been times when I have been up for 3 days with little naps in between. I get wired from it. I feel like I have a lot of energy when in fact it's a false energy. Sometimes it causes mood swings and I hate those side effects. At times I don't like myself at all. I can get grumpy so I have to try and watch my moods and attitude very carefully. But through it all the medicine does work and I can once again breathe more freely and eventually the wheezing will stop.
I did go to Curves today but only was able to do 3/4 of the first circuit...10 minutes worth but at least I tried. Hopefully Friday morning I'll do better. I'd like to be able to at least do 15 minutes.
I went to choir practice tonight and was able to sing and didn't seem to run out of air. I know the shot helped with that. It usually works pretty fast. That's what I mean about that " false "
sense of being over the attack. It takes about a month to fully recover from an asthma attack
Just wanted to fill you in on what's going on with me at present. I will conquer this speed bump in my life right now. God will help me through this as he always does. I have Bible Study in the morning and the prayer there will help too.
I'll keep you all informed as to my progress with beating this asthma flair up.