Wow...I'm so sorry your asthma's so hard on you. It sounds like you're doing everything possible to manage your asthma. Osteoporosis is a common problem when we have to use so much prednisone and other steroids to manage our asthma. I can't imagine suffering a broken rib...I've coughed pretty hard, but have never broke a rib, as you have!
The allergy mask I've mentioned is made by a company called I Can Breathe
. This mask helps me to travel and to have fewer symptoms during high pollen season. I don't know if this mask will be able to help you, but it is a lifesaver for me.
Yes, I do have pets I'm allergic to. Right now, I have gerbils, but the reside in our living room, not near our bedroom. That helps to keep down the level of allergens, and allows me to keep our little guys. We can't have a dog right now, though I would love to have one! I love all animals...and would love to have a houseful!
Do you have any pets?
I sure wish you all the best...and thanks for your compliment! It's always great to hear that readers are getting helpful information from the asthma articles!
Stay well and safe during this hard spring allergy season!