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Asthma is a disease that can change over time. If you’re on a high dose of an inhaled corticosteroid during a particularly bad flareup or season, there is the possibility of stepping down to a lower dose when your asthma is in better control. Or vice versa. As always, never attempt to taper or stop your asthma medications without medical supervision. I’ve had many people tell me that they are nervous about starting or changing their inhaled corticosteroids because they fear that they will become addicted to the medication. This simply isn’t the case. The fact is that just like washing your face in the evening or morning, taking inhaled corticosteroids is not addictive, but more of a good habit.