Usually my asthma is well controlled, that is until I developed a chest infection last week. I went to the doctor who prescribed me amoxicillin for 7 days and a 5 day course of oral steroids. These seemed to get it into better control again until I developed a bad throat and ear ache 3/4 of the way through the course. I went to see the asthma nurse who didn't seem to know what to do with me. She took my peak flow reading which was the same as the week before when diagnosed by the doctor. She said I was on the maximum dose of the type of inhalers I use (Seretide 100 accuhaler and Salamol easi-breathe 100), and told me to see the doctor as she was concerned I may need more antibiotics as I was still bringing up mucus.
I saw the doctor who thought the chest infection was viral, hense the antibiotics not working. I told him my asthma was still affecting me and was worried it would get worse again in light of developing new symptoms on finishing the oral steroids. He seemed to think I was worrying over nothing, however my chest is still constantly irritated, especially at night. Im waking up coughing twice a night now opposed to every hour last week.
I was wondering if anyone has been in a similar situation before and if they could advise me as of what to do, whether or not it will be worth me going back to the doctor or waiting it out for another week or so.
Thanks for reading.