This is not what I wanted to do I swear! But 6 months of my asthma bugging me and then in the last 2 weeks I went through an entire rescue inhaler. I couldn't sleep due to constant wheezing and I couldn't figure out what was triggering me. My asthma has only gotten worse as my skin as improved since last year. But it was manageable. Last week I woke up at 3 am and couldn't move any air at all. I used 3 rescue breaths but nothing at first and in a panic I went for my epi pen. But before I was able to give myself the epi, I was able to take in a straw's amount of air so I hit my inhaler like 8 or 9 more times in 2 minutes. I should have called 911 at that point and gone to the hospital but my kids and I are here by ourselves as my hubby is 12 hours away working in another state for another 2 months. We just moved here and the only people I know are our neighbors. I'm sure they would have helped without a doubt but I didn't want to wake them up at 3 am. So I went to urgent care in the morning and received a shot of decadron. Not happy about it but I had no choice. So far my breathing has been better which is a wonderful feeling!
That leads me though to the question of the day....what is going to happen to my skin now? I'm not on any taper of prednisone as the doctor said the decadron will stay in my system for about a week and eventually taper off on its own. Many people have remarked how taking steroids even 3 or 4 years out has caused a rebound flare. But I am not so worried given I fixed my TSW in a different way - by treating the underlining cause of poor healing - my methylation genetic mutations. My plan is to now get back on those previous supplements I no longer needed (glutathione, MSM powder and so forth). I still take my active B's about 2-3 times a week as required for producing adequate glutathione on a maintenance basis, but if there is going to be a rebound flare then my body will need extra glutathione for healing.
So I will keep you all posted. I've been doing so good for so long now skin wise. I'll hit my 3 year TSW mark on Valentine's Day next month. Praying for better healing of my asthma and no flares!