Along with whatever "gambooey" I just got over, my asthma was triggered. I have valiantly tried to 'make do' and weather out the storm but I finally caved in because of the horrid cough. Thursday, I called my allergist and explained about our trip to TX in just 12 days time and explained I had to be over the cough! He started me on prednisone.
I have "issues" with prednisone. The main issue is that I'm diabetic and it affects my 'numbers' very significantly. In the past when I took it my numbers spiked very high and I experienced vision loss, some of which remained permenant. Since then, whenever I go on it my internist will begin me on an additional medication that will offset the negative aspects of the prednisone as far as my diabetes is concerned.
Prednisone has some side effects one being depression and another one being insomnia, along with getting 'reved up.' The short time I'm on prednisone (7-14 days---this time just 8 days) I get so much accomplished in my home. It affects me with the insomnia and I become quite hyper, talking all the time and finding closets and drawers and cubbards to clean out and organize, silver to polish...all those things you leave for spring cleaning...because I cannot sit still and do nothing. Thankfully, I do not experience the depression that could arise in some people.
I haven't had much time to really sit down and post. I've had a lot of time to think about posting but I keep hopping around from one idea to another! In fact, too many ideas flooding my mind at one time! :)
However, I can't complain about the results. I get my asthma back under control, I lose the cough, and I get an organized and clean house once again! Now, back to James' closet! :)