hi. I'm hoping someone can recommend a specialist in Manchester area. My asthma has been playing up for 4 weeks now. I've seen 6 different GP's or I will have by Tuesday. All with different ideas of treating me. It's effecting my life, as i'm off work, I can't do normal stuff, can't sleep, (or least I do but spend 1hour coughing first!)
I don't tend to wheeze, but my asthma has always been the cough that's the problem. So getting my breath while I cough, I feel my airways narrow. I'm taking ventolin for fun at moment which I don't normally do. I had a course of steroids with Antibiotics nearly four wks ago, then GP said it was viral, wouldn't give me anymore steroids or antib's. A week later went back as emergency appointment as i was struggling. Got 5 day course of steroids, which I felt improved things, i got that increased to 7 days Dr no 5. Who said was reluctant for me to take much more. So have on t taken any now for 4 days. I do have 3 days worth to take if needed. I think I need to. My symptoms still same.
I think I need another course me steroids with stronger antib's. But are they not the ones who are supposed to recommend treatment. Or for me to specialist like now.
Yours feeling a bit fed up. X