I have moderate/severe ASTHMA. I see or talk to my ASthma Specialist every 2 weeks.
I was born with asthma. mom was pregnant in Bremerton Wa Naval shipyard. Aspestos and other polutants are airborn there.
I get alergy shots twice a month, take symbicort 2x day, qvar 3x a day. my rescue inhailer as need. take 180mg of alegra, 10mg singluar and 10 m g of prednizone. EVERY DAY. and everytime I get sick minimum of 60mg of prednizone, then done to 40mg for a two week or six week period. ( I weighed 118 in highschool, when pregnant 160, Im not 217. and its all because of the prednizone.)
If I get HOSPITALIZED for broncitis, or pnemonia. - the Hospital gives me up to 200mg of PREDNIZONE A day. YES it keeps me alive and breathing but my resting HEART rate is 111. When I work out is like 160 or higher. I just joined a gym, paid a personal trainer. Im trying to eat better, and exercise and Its all i can do to walk 5 mins without having an attack. I have to do alot of breathing concentraion and control to get thru an hour workout.
I was on swim team all thru Highschool and then I could run, and swim and hardly ever got sick. Besides age Im not sure what is different in my life. Stress maybe?
Sorry if this is depressing or angry but I'm tired of living a roller coaster of asthma.
I have no answers for myself at this point and Im frightened. I lose 30lbs and it comes right back. My goal is to lose and keep off about 70.
Would love to have asthma buddies who can help support and motivate me. I dont know anyone else personally who has Asthma as bad as me. ( My asthma doctor David Elkayam of bellingham wa) says Im his number 2 patient. I am not okay with this!
At this rate I'm going to die of a heart attack.
Besides not getting sick. How do I get away from Prednizone??
Karma is like a rubber band, it can only stretch so far before it come back and smacks you in the face.
Promise me you will always remember- "You are Braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think."
Christopher Robin to Pooh
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