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12/12/10 3:25 P

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Alright, so a week later now I can tell you that I was half wrong and half right. The regular sickness part of me came with a cough, and now that that part has mostly subsided, I'm left with some definite asthma.
I'm back on the dreaded prednisone (about half the dose of last time), but even with that it'll still be probably another week or two before I can get any good exercise in. Oh well, at least I can walk up a flight of stairs again, and even after a month of little/no cardio, I can't lose my entire running base can I?
I'll find out I guess, wish me luck!

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12/5/10 11:01 P

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I guess that's a good point, just because I can't tell exactly what/if its helping, doesn't mean its doing nothing. Its always hard to see what COULD have happened isn't it?
I appreciate both of your inputs, thanks!

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12/5/10 10:35 P

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i'd say if something like otc meds are also helping you, take them as long as they don't interfere with your prescribed meds. the prendisone may not help with your other symptoms as well, but it could really help keep you from having a major asthma episode while you heal. i was on it longer than expected after my skin healed for just that reason.

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12/5/10 8:48 P

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I just got over a pretty bad flu and I had no asthma symptoms at all. I think it is possible to just be ill and not have any asthma involvement. Hope you feel better soon!

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12/5/10 5:33 P

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Hi all,
I've had asthma for years and years, and am usually pretty well controlled with a combination of Advair, singulair and allergy meds depending on the season.... However, I recently got sucker-punched with a double ear-infection that won't go away, and that's turned itself into a nasty cough. I went to the health center and got some new antibiotics to knock out the ear infection, and for the cough that won't stop I was given prednisone on the assumption that my asthma is totally acting up. I only took the prednisone for one day, I'm also diabetic and it wreaks such havoc on my bloodsugar that I don't actually think its good for me, not to mention it didn't help the cough at all. My ears felt better, but still coughing.
I think I am currently responding equally well to my inhaler and Robitussin, and if it were really just asthma the Robitussin wouldn't touch it? Is it possible in your opinions to actually just be sick and NOT have asthma flaring up? I know I definitely am having a little asthma right now, but am I off my rocker in thinking I might have a "normal-person" cough and just need to treat it like a normal person would? I can't recall that ever being the case before with me, but has anyone else been in such a situation or do you think there's even a way to separate the two to find out which part is in need of more treatment?


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