Lung Rumble- Should I take Prednisone?
I’ve been dealing with this lung rumble/congestion for a couple months. I’m definitley not as active since the begining of the pandemic. Over the summer I went on prednisone which cleared up the lung congestion. Started at 15mg for 1 week,10 1 week, 5 1 week, 2.5 1 week and then 2.5 every other day for 2 weeks. For the most part my lungs felt pretty clear. Now I’m about 3 weeks no prednisone and this darn left lung is rumbling. It’s driving me crazy because I have so much time to think about it. I’m trying everything alternative– and it seems to help– a bit, but it’s still there on and off throuhout my day. My pulmonoligist said maybe i should just stay on a low dose long term- but I’m scared that will be the begining of the end… I hate taking medicine. Anyone on long term prednisone? Should I throw the towel in and start the prednisone again or any other suggestions? (I haven’t been able to go see my doctor because I have trouble wearing a mask for extended time)