I have had asthma about 40 years - and of course allergies that trigger asthma. Long and short for me - sometimes I have NO problems and I don't do anything, but certain years my allergies are bad and bingo -- frequent asthma attacks. My regimen (now - when young I took allergy shots, etc)):
- Symbicort (preventative) or Singulair daily - I have tried many - just keep changing until I find something that works
- Albuterol or Combivent - as needed for "emergency". If I find that I use albuterol more than 1 time in 3 days then we go back to the step one.
- Zyrtec for allergy.
- Prednisone - I have 50 tablets in case of emergency.
You are worried about your BG? It has not had any major consequence for not - maybe some water retention - currently have been bothered, so i am taking Singulair, Zyrtec everyday and Combivent once a week. I have had to resort to prednisone 3 times in the last 10 years - The albuterol was not working and I was traveling - but It was all fine.
For me - I just don't want to take any chances with asthma. So I do what i need to do and compensate. If everything is fine - i stop taking the Singular and zyrtec for 7 months and get back on it when I need to - of course my doc says - use it every day!! OK ... it's 50 cents a PUFF with insurance!! Are you buying? What's 50 cents of a buck a day - just money ... but that is for another topic . like "how much does it COST you to roll out of bed" for your med(s)? I am talking about $6.00 with good insurance - thank fully my kids = $0.00!
It's useless in asking me to "get to the point" or "keep it short". My job reqires that I write losts of "words" as i get paid by the number of them - useful or not!