Hello, i'm a 25 year old childcare worker who has had asthma since I was around 8 years old and am quite used to having it.
I began starting to feel ill just over 3 weeks ago but continued going to work for a further week.
I continued getting worse and I have since then had 2 weeks off and have been ill with a chest infection.
My breathing is terrible, when I breathe out it is very loud and rattles. The doctor seemed concerned and put me on Amoxcillin antibiotic and prednisolone steroids x 6 a day! Although I wasn't elated about being put on steroids, I was pleased as I thought it would go away. The problem is it hasn't gone away. I went back to the doctors this week and she has given me 2 weeks more of steroids and antibiotics, she also put me on a nebuliser - which made no difference at all.
My inhailers have been increased which and im using the blue inhailer 5 times a day.
One of the worst parts of this is my body has just given in, in my head I feel ok but my legs are SO wobbly and weak when I walk. I had a chest xray yesterday and walking around the hospital was a nightmare.
I have been home in in bed for over 2 weeks which doesn't sound long, but every day waking up with no progress is now getting me down. I just wish I could walk around and see some signs of improvement.
I am in the process of having allergy tests done (after 10 years of asking!) because I can rarely breathe through my nose and saw a specialist who said im so allergic to things that my nose is awfully blocked - this doesn't help when I can't breathe through my nose or mouth!!!
I know many asthma sufferers have chest infections, I've had many before but nothing like this. I appreciate other people are much worse off than me and maybe I just need to give it time but I am worried that things aren't improving.
If you have had something similar or have any advise i'd be really graeful, many thanks Lisa x