On my 47th birthday i developed a cough! Within a week i had bronchitus and a really bad reaction to the antibiotics and now i have asthma (which the doctor thinks I've had a while). I have a brown inhaler of beclometasone and a blue inhaler of salbutamol.
I'm still a bit shocked that I've got asthma (though I had it for one summer when I was a teenager) but my real problem is my appetite. Since i've been ill i just can't finish a meal. Does anyone know if that could be a side effect of the medicines? I'm also on thyroxine for an underactive thyroid and i usually have a great appetite.
I'm still trying to work out how to deal with this - the cold is really hard to deal with, as is anyone smoking within half a mile of me, and my teenager's smelly deoderant! I'm sure there are lots of things i haven't even spotted yet - its only been a few weeks.