Friday, June 25, 2010

Off Symbicort - and Surviving

Quick update - Last month, I went off Symbicort.

While it may have been helping, I couldn't shake the feeling that, at least in warm weather, my asthma really isn't that bad. And with the improving weather, I felt crappier than ever AND I was getting yeast infections, a pleasure I haven't experienced in a good 10 years. (BLECCH.)

So I took myself off the Symbicort, making sure to always carry an albuterol MDI. And you know what? I've been fine. I'm also avoiding processed foods, exercising every day and trying to drink plenty of water. I still don't get enough sleep, but I don't expect I'll ever get that!!

Come fall, I'll find a new pulmonologist and make sure I'm set up for the cold weather. But for now, I feel OK. I barely need the MDI - even though I'm now in the city every day in 90+ degree weather.