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After my last appointment with the Pulmonologist he would not let me see my lung functionality test scores but said he wanted them to show an increase because he believes I have a significant Asthma portion. As it was my last FEV1 score was 31%. He said we will look at the next test in 2 months time.
He then prescribed a large dose of steroid tablets over and above the other medication I am taking. I took the tablets as prescribed until I stated noticing side effects and did some of my own research.
My eyesight was deteriorating badly, I had more phlegm and coughing. My body was constantly itchy with hives all over, I had developed a hoarse voice, I had stomach problems with the runs and extreme acid.
When I researched I saw these steroid tablets result in major bone density loss and also decreases your bodies immune system and you are more susceptible to catching diseases. They cause vision loss too.
I decided I had enough of these tablets and have begun weaning myself off them as you cannot go cold turkey on these things.
I am now feeling soo much better with just the hives now and again at the moment. I even breathe better - go figure. I do not react this way to the steroids contained in the inhalers.
Has anyone else had experience with steroid tablets?
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