You should always consult your physician before starting or stopping any medication, diet or remedy. The following is my personal investigation of sorts into asthma and allergy symptom reduction using non-pharmaceutical approaches. I have "maxed out" on meds to a certain degree and after this last prednisone round I was left feeling utterly defeated and sad. My husband got my back up with my fighting gloves on and reminded me I have to keep trying, I can't give up.
I am a vegetarian and have been about two and a half years. I am now cutting out the bad stuff, I call it, white sugar, white flour and dairy. Actually I am trying gluten free. My commitment is to 30 days. No pickled foods, sulfites, wine, etc. believe it or not the "can have" list is much longer! Basically I am eating more natural and unprocessed food and drinking coconut and aloe water in addition to green teas and coffee. Not sure coffee will stay. In the last 48 hours my symptoms have been less.
I also bought lavender oil and used it when getting in my car (usually triggers me). It helped today when I tried it, we shall see….
If nothing else this diet will help me shed some of the pounds I have put on and is healthier than the dairy and sugar I was eating. My husbands dad had prostate cancer and we know dairy is directly linked to increasing that risk so it's good to move away.
I also saw the holistic guy chiro, acupuncturist today. To my dismay he is not a TCM herbalist but works with a couple companies he trusts and has been with for many years that provide supplements and herbs. Standard Process is one, Congaplex 2925. Also Antronex 1100. Those are to boost my health, lots of animal stuff, yuck. Second are two he recommends in the event there is biofilm or parasitic infection, made by Pure Trim. They are CLEAR and EXPERIENCE. Kinda funny. Anyway, I will return Wednesday to start acupuncture. Yes, my doctor has been made aware of all this. So, in addition to my regular meds I will start these. I also have a few other OTC supplements I am on I may list later. My goal is symptom improvement and to get off prednisone for more than three months at a time. Wish me luck or say a prayer!
if you have had luck with things along this line please share with me. We are all so different but can each find our own best. Just like the controller meds, one doesn't fix all, so share what has helped you. Thanks.