The Dangers Of Taking Long-term Asthma Drugs?
Hello.rnIntroduce me to yoga, age 20,rnI want to ask a question, I have a history of asthma as a child, and since I was little about 10 years ago until now I have been taking drugs such as dexamethasone (danasone 0.5mg), theophyline (teosal) What I usually drink when I’m short of breath/not feeling well…maybe you could say it’s quite routine.rnAnd in these weeks, how come I feel that my body is getting weaker, my legs are often tingling, my chest hurts (I once a week) pulkam + – 3 hours journey) itchy eyes, and that’s what I felt recently, how is the doctor’s response about what I feel… thank you. rnWassalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
Asthma is a disease in which the airways become hypersensitive. Asthma is usually an inherited disease. Asthma can be triggered due to the influence of certain allergens such as:
Dexamethasone is an anti-inflammatory drug that can relieve acute asthma attacks. The indiscriminate use of dexamethasone without a doctor's prescription is not recommended. Dexamethasone can cause some side effects such as osteoporosis, diabetes mellitus, moon face, stomach irritation, heart disease.
from the situation you are experiencing, tingling, weak legs, and chest pain may be caused by side effects of the drugs you are taking. The drug dexamethasone can damage nerves in the body.
But apart from that, the situation you are experiencing can also be caused by other causes such as:
Typhoid hemorrhagic fever, pulmonary infection, GERD, inflammation of the stomach wall, coronary heart disease, therefore, to determine the cause of the condition you are experiencing, you should consult a doctor directly so that the doctor can examine your condition directly. There may be additional examinations such as blood tests, X-rays, CT scan/MRI if necessary.
It is recommended that you do not continue to take dexamethasone. Consult a specialist in internal medicine. Usually, if your asthma often recurs, the doctor will give you a spray to help relieve asthma attacks. Do not smoke.
the following articles you can read about Asthma
Hope it is useful. Thank you