I'm wondering what dose of prednisone people take for an asthma flare?
I have had really good control for years until we got my daughter a puppy last week (non-shed, poodle mix supposedly hypo-allergenic).
I'm on singulair, zytec, q-var and nasacort. I took a medrol dose pack probably 10 or twelve years ago for an acute sinusitis thing and I only made it through the first day - my heart went ballisitic on the 40mg of prednisone. ( I have a history of arrythmia and I'm pretty med-sensitive)
My dr. knows my history and wants me to try a low dose of prednisone instead of an inhaled bronchodialator due to my heart issues He prescribed 10mgs per day for 5 days and I have 5 mg pills. I took a half of one of those because I'm so scared that I'm going to feel crummy again heart-wise. I thought I'd wait a few hours and if my heart is O.K I'll take the rest.
Has anyone on here had a low dose of prednisone help their breathing??