I have had asthma since I was a child and am now 50. For four years I had no symptoms whatsoever and then quite suddenly last September my asthma kicked off again. It has been controlled some of the time by seretide and ventolin but in December I had to have a five day course of steroids which helped a lot. It has been a lot worse again this week and when I saw my GP she recommended I have an Xray on Monday.
Last night I had a lot of pain when breathing and today it is still quite uncomfortable. I know an xray doesn't show up asthma so she is obviously looking for something else. I feel as though I should take another course of steroids (which I have been asked to do if I feel the need) to help settle things down again but don't want to do so and cover up anything that might show on an xray.
Just wondered if anyone has any experience of this or who can point me in the right direction.