I'm a retired nurse with severe allergies and asthma (congestion controlled with Singular...but still deal w/inflammation, being short of breath seasonally) . Sooo..have had same probs w/MDs either not believing what's going on, minimizing it, or admitting there is nothing more they can do, Had the shots for years..,which took away the fatigue, but not much else. So am taking multiple brands of antihistamines, often doubling doses...just to be functional.
I think there are some of us who will never really see"normal" again...unless we win the lottery and can move to the coast. Sure. I also believe that steroids (prednisone) arethe only real answer for some of us. I am now 70(!) and use it for the horrible flare-ups...and sometimes take it for a couple of days here and there...just to feel normal...and to be able to get things done.
I absolutely treasure ...the good days. Good luck to all of you. And ...don't be afraid of steroids. Educate yourself about them...and use them judiciously...and you'll be ok...and thankful for the occasional, but very real.... relief!
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