I've been diagnosed with asthma for 3 years now and had a severe attack about 2 years ago that put me in hospital for 12 days. Before that i didnt really know that asthma could be so bad. Now every time i get a cold it goes to my chest and triggers an attack but thankfully not as bad as the one 2 years ago. On monday i had an emergency appointment with my gp who put me on a course of predisolone on top of my usual inhalers simbicort and bricanyl. I said i thought i had a chest infection but he said he didnt want to give me any antibiotics as they arent advised anymore? I havent been sleeping well and take a couple of hours in the morning to come round after a bout of coughing. Yesterday I felt a little bit better and went into work and it went ok. Went to bed last night and had a good nights sleep. I woke up this morning thinking to myself that at last i seem to be getting over this last attack but !!! Within 2 minutes I suddenly felt so ill. I felt dizzy, faint and went very hot although my breathing wasn't too restricted. I thought of ringing 999 but decided to take my inhalers and after about 15 mins i started to feel a liitle better. Its really frustrating. Has anybody else had similar experience? and do they know what brings it on.