Not Responding To Prednisone.. Still Coughing


Asked by Jenbo551

Not Responding To Prednisone.. Still Coughing

I am asthmatic and take Advair 500/50 twice daily and Nasonex. I was diagnosed with Bronchitis this week and given antibiotics and a Medrol pack to control my spasms. The Medrol did not work after 48 hours so I went back to the doctor and was given an injection of 80mg of Prednisone as well as an injection of another antibiotic. Now 36 hours later after the injections, I still have no relief from my bronchial spasms. I feel so horrible now due to coughing so hard. I have an appointment with a Pulmonologist tomorow and I sure hope he can help me break this cough. Has anyone else not responded to Prednisone? Any suggestions for what else I can try?


I'd be interested to see what the pulmonologist says. Usually asthma responds well to prednisone, yet there are occasions it doesn't. What did he say during your appointment?

Answered by John Bottrell