I don't need a reply to this, I am just being miserable at the computer instead of my family! I thought I had recovered from my first asthma attack needing hospital treatment (14 April) having taken 8 days of 8 prednisolone and a week of antibiotics. I have only been using my reliever a couple of times a day and I have doubled my symbacort to 4 times a day and only waking once or twice at night. Although still a bit wheezy I assumed that was volcanic fallout!! Having spoken to Asthma UKs really really helpful nurse on Friday I returned to my GP who has told me I have a chest infection and need stronger antibiotics for another week. I am fed up with taking pills and feeling horrible. I really wanted to go to work on Monday but my family all think I should stay home again. Does it normally take this long to recover from an attack and is there anything I can do to speed things up?