Re: How do you tell if it's really asthma?
It really is a fine line sometimes deciding what to do.
Do you take the Symbicort regularly or were you put on it with your illness? It may be that you need to be on a long-term daily asthma med.
I know what you mean about the Prednisone. I've found that I do better on the lower dosages. It is the higher dosages that cause me the most problems with side effects.
If your breathing problems continue, it might be worthwile to see a Pulmonologist as well. You really do need an asthma action plan in place if you have an asthma diagnosis.
Asthma, Allergies, severe LPR/GERD, Anemia, TMJD, Hearing Loss, Ulnar Impaction Syndrome, Shoulder Impingement--both shoulders, Benign Joint Hypermobility, possible Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
Last edited by MountainReader; 05-14-2012 at 08:59 PM.