Just wondering what others do in this situation.
Like many of you, I have had an almost continual cold / cough for about 6 weeks now and the current cold spell isn't helping. I saw my GP a little over a week ago and he said my chest sounded clear but he was concerned that my PF was low - around 80% of normal. It had been down to 70% during my cold but I ignored it because I knew it would recover. Anyway, he prescribed a week's pred and antibiotics and said that my PF should pick up pretty quickly, but if it dips again at the end of the course, I should return as my normal medication needs reviewing.
My PF has now dropped back to the 80% mark & my chest feels like it's burning so I am trying to get an appointment (next available is 2 weeks away). I'm just wondering if it's anything to be concerned about and try to get in sooner - would anyone else be overly concerned? I don't want to make a fuss!
Does anyone else manage to do things as normal when their asthma is under control? Mine never seems to be and at every review with the nurse I say it stops me doing sport and she ticks the box and moves on to the next question... am I being stupid here? Should I be able to exercise as normal most of the time? It'd be nice to know so that I can press for some better treatment if it's available.