Today is day three of taking Prednisone for my asthma. Five days to go. This morning I took my first reduced dose. If you're not familiar with it, Prednisone is soemthing that you start with a higher dose and gradually work your way down to nothing.
I just checked my peak flow, and it has improved from 350 to 390! (425 is my normal score.) Nice improvement.
Plus my coughing is virtually gone. Oh except when Bonnie, my neighbor at work, IM'ed me that she couln't hear me coughing any more, and then she IM'd something funny, which made me laugh -- and then I started coughing ;^)
The Prednisone is a steriod, but it didn't occur to me that it would affect me like the Decadron did this summer. It wasn't till I was just lying there in bed INEXPLICABLY WIDE AWAKE on Wednesday night I realized it might. Decadron kept me up all night too; it also made me crazy chatty and turned my face red.
This week I have the insomnia and the red face, but I do not think I have been crazy chatty. I'm sure that you will let me know if you disagree ;^) I have been pretty energetic, however. Last night I stayed at work till almost 9:00PM, and while I was compiling my project, I went to YouTube and played the Big Bang Theory theme song and danced around my office. Good thing I have a door.
My plan today is to work from home. We're supposed to get snow tomorrow night.
I'll be on the phone from 9:00AM to 12:00PM listening to a training presentation. Poor Lou won't be able to get any phone calls from work during that time period. Nothing but peace and quiet for him, so he's heartbroken. Hmmm, if I play music and dance around my home office, I hope it doesn't bother him, hut his office is way at the other end of the house and up a flight of stairs.