I recently saw my gp as after two week-long pred courses I was still having a hard time with my asthma, with constant severe attacks that come on very quickly. My doctor was going to prescribe me theophylline after explaining that I was already on max meds (confusion point number 1), but decided not to and sent me for a referral (confusion point 2).
The following day I was admitted to hospital with a severe attack, needing IV hydrocortisone, nebs yahdiyahdiyada...and have to go see the cons in a couple of weeks.
What I am confused about is, why does she say when I'm on max meds when I'm actually on very little, and why the need for a referral? Does it have to get to that stage? What can the cons do that she can't?