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Do you take oral corticosteroids like Prednisone?

We want to hear from people who have used oral corticosteroids—like prednisone—for asthma.

Please take our very to help us with our educational efforts! 

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  • LK

    Thank you for your continuing efforts to help us with asthma and allergies!   Just took the quiz.  It is short and easy to take.

  • Pljohns

    I did too-super short and hopefully it will help-thanks for everything you guys too to help us with asthma and allergies!  We would be no where without organizations like AAFA

  • Shea

    I took it too. Unfortunately, my disease cannot be controlled on lower doses of prednisone than I am currently taking even with everything else that is out there. I have asthma as part of a greater chronic allergic immune disease called Churg-Strauss Syndrome. Even on the amount of oral prednisone I am taking (20mgs) my asthma is not considered well-controlled, but it is as controlled at the lowest dose I can be on without me ending up in the hospital and on another big dose with taper, and if I take anymore the other side effects from long-term prednisone use go up, so it is the best I can do for my health. You can't write that in surveys … which is why I do not like surveys so much. 

  • K8sMom2002

    Shea, I hear you on surveys … sometimes I find myself needing to say, "yeah but" on my answers.

    Still, thank you for chiming in — and I know AAFA realizes that some people's asthma or disorders require a different level of steroids. 

    Thanks, too, to everyone else! Did any of the information or questions surprise you?

  • K8sMom2002

    Just a reminder that this survey closes June 30 — that's in four days! Thanks to those who have already taken this survey!

  • Brenda Silvia-Torma

    Just took my first set of steroids for asthma this past week…two days after the survey closed.  It will be very interesting to read the results!!

  • Pljohns

    Brenda-my asthma goes south so fast that I keep prednisone and I know the taper by heart-I start out at 80mg for 2 weeks and it's a 6-8 week taper.  it's ugly and i hate it but we've tried lower doses and faster tapers and they don't work for me-I end up with problems mid-taper and have to go back up.

  • Melissa G

    Lynn, do you struggle when you are on steroids? I had to take them years ago for my neck before surgery and I really struggled being on them. I told my dh that 'roid rage was real. I then understood why Bekah and Josh had acted out when they had to take them for their asthma. I was an adult and felt like I could jump out of my own skin, let a lone a child that couldn't understand why they felt the way they did. 

  • Pljohns

    I do-can't sleep (most nights I'm up no later than 2:30AM when I'm on them), cry at the drop of hat and then get angry over nothing-it's AWFUL

  • Melissa G

     I think my husband had been thinking about committing me somewhere. it wasn't pretty. Then he had to take steroids a few springs ago because he got hurt, he is diabetic and the dr wanted him on a stress dose of steroids. Oh my goodness, I prayed every day we all survived until he was done. 

  • Pljohns

    I saw a t-shirt once that said "prednisone-from princess with #%&* in one dose"-I thought it fit