I was recently diagnosed with asthma and the doctor immediately prescribed Advair (which I haven't taken yet). Earlier this year I had a bad reaction to prednisone that caused pain throughout my ribs and joints that has never gone away. I am still in the process of figuring out what that pain is attributable to. I am afraid to start taking another corticosteroid because I don't want to make whatever is happening with my body worse by compromising my immune system again.
So, I'm wondering what medications you all take to manage your asthma. Were there things you tried that didn't work for you or caused serious side effects? When I look at the side effects list for Advair I cry. I just need some help figuring out what my options are so when I see my doctor I can be proactive about my medications.
Thanks so much!