Hi everyone.. I am 43 yrs old, the problem started about a year and a half ago I got an upper respiratory infection and my chest got tight like bronchitis and it never went away. My doctor prescribed me ventolin hfa, and I didnt feel like it was doing much, but I wasn't sure how often I was supposed to take it.. so I just took it when my chest was real tight.. Anyhow I have tightness in my chest daily, and so the Dr. prescribed advair 50/100 something like this.. and i read the warning of sudden death, and I threw it in the trash.. so now.. he has prescribed prednisone for 20 days without a taper i think 20mg a day?? does this sound normal? I don't know what to do.. I'd like relief, but I'm scared to take these medicines.
Are there other medicines that I can take that are not so dangerous? I read message boards about advair, and these people sound like it's a nightmare to be on..View Thread