I use rescue inhalers at the rate of 1 a week, daily nebulizer treatments, Singulair, Symbicort
, and have become Prednisone dependent as well. The long-term use of Prednisone has caused steroid induced diabetes and cataracts, which can't be removed as long as I am still on steroids. My adrenals have stopped working on their own because of the long term use of steroids, and I go into adrenal failure when my docs try tapering me off.
I was active, thin and healthy before contracting pertussis.