What are his symptoms right now?
She hasn't got any particular symptoms right now. She has been on a maintance dose of steroids for the last 12 or so years. At presents she takes Prendisolone 2.5 mg one day and 5 mg the next day. Every day.
Thanks for your input.
Yes she can fly & should be continuing her medicines meanwhile according to doctors advise.
I hope this helps
You are welcome, tell her not to worry. She is symptom free and i hope her journey will be fine. Keep your medications with you. It will be good if she visits her doctor before leaving for examination and advise, this will keep her mind at peace.
Nose bleeds and internal bleeding are not likely, the air crafts can maintain pressure so nothing to worry.
Thanks again Doctor. We will follow your advice. Just to let you know, in addition to Prendisolone, the other medication she is on:
for her high blood pressure she is on Ibersartan (Approvel -as they call it) taking approx. 100mg per day inlusive of dieuretic. She also takes T4 (thyroxine) for her thyroid and Salospir (aspirin) to keep her blood thin preventing clots, as she suffers occasionally from palpitations/tachycardia. Do you think it is appropriate for the dose of any of these medications -if any- should be increased on the day of flying or just take the same dose as normal? Thank you very much and I'm sorry to trouble you. Costas
You are welcome,
The doses are appropriate since they are controlling the disease process, nothing needs to be increased before flight.
Just reassure her that she will be fine.