Asthma increasing as prednisone tapers?
I'm tapering off the prednisone now. I didn't have a trace of asthma on 40 or 30mg, but now I've dropped back to 20mg... and I'm noticing that the early morning wheeze is starting to reappear. I seem to be fine during the daytime when I'm up and around, but about 4-6am I wake up coughing and wheezing. This morning I was wheezing enough to take a hit of ventolin. Is this to be expected? I'm also clearing my throat a lot today.
Current asthma meds are prednisone, advair, singulair, prilosec, ventolin if needed, and tessalon perles for the cough. I started them a week and a half ago.
~ asthma, allergies, anxiety, arthritis, back problems, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia
Last edited by Kaji; 11-11-2012 at 04:55 AM.
Reason: adding meds