are you a smoker?
do we know what is causing this decline in lung function?
Thanks. These chest "infections" are likely COPD exacerbations.
you qualify for mild COPD.
I would recommend you get on a stronger inhaler to prevent this
Go with advair 250/50 1 puff twice a day
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Steroids will not permanently help anything. They are only a temporary fix.
If you are in bad shape, I would go on them but it won't stop anything
No, I would use the minimal dose possible
the steroids can have nasty side effects over time
I think you should take a very short burst. 5 days
this will have no side effects
and go from there
No. If you only take for 5 days you don't need to wean. Just 30 mg for 5 days
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That would be fine. I would do that
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That is not correct.
the steroids will act at any time
No. They will maintain as you suggested