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I am only 35 but have always had asthma and stupidly smoked when I was younger!! I know exactly the damage I have caused myself but I really hate the side effects of Prendisolone(steroids). I have now been on these for 3 years now, every time I get down to a low dose I get another chest infection so have to go back up to a high dose. Due to these I have also been diagnosed with oestioperosis. I was told last week I have 37% lung capacity left which in my consultants words is \"at critical levels\" but he would not give me a straight answer to how long I may have left. I have an 11 year old son whom I love dearly and my husband is amazing but it is hard for them to watch me gasping for breath on a daily basis. I have a nebuliser next to me at all times, even have one for the car now which is great (highly reccommend it!!).
I hate the side effects of steroids as I have the \"moon face\", have put on 3 stone and for a fashionista who was always a size 8, Im taking it bad!!
I know they are keeping me alive but is anyone else in my situation who can give me any advice please?
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