I've been diagnosed with asthma for 18 months although i've had milder symptoms for a very long time. Last week my asthma was getting worse after having a cold. I saw the nurse at the gp's but my peak flow at the time was ok. she did believe i was worse at times though and increased my inhalers. Monday when I woke up my peak flow was 250-300, My best is 450, and it took 40 mins to be able to get out of bed. today (tues) was 250-300 again and took an hour to be able to get out of bed. I lost count of how many times i used my blue inhaler. I am on preds now because I phoned my doctor later on. But what I want to know is when do I ask for more help? This is the worst it has ever been and I am still on a learning curve with how to manage it.