My asthma has been poorly controlled for around a year. I'm on my second course of prednisolone in that time and although I'm a good two days into the course my symptoms (which had settled very quickly) have flared up again tonight - really wheezy and tight chested - and I have no idea why, which is so frustrating. I've gone from needing only 125 seretide, to seretide 500 and occasional prednisolone within just over a year. I don't understand why it's become so bad, when I've had asthma since childhood (I'm now 29) My mum suggested it could be stress related as I am a social worker and do find work very, very stressful. I also suspect it could be allergy to sulphates because I get worse after drinking wine (and I don't really drink much other alcohol). My asthma nurse suggested it could be pollen but I checked the pollen count and over the weekend, when it really flared up,the pollen count was rated low in my area. I just wish I knew what was triggering it so I could do something about it.
I contacted the Advice line by email and got a very helpful response, but just wanted to post here to see whether anyone could relate and offer any suggestion about how I can manage this. I am scared (thought it would have gone back to normal by now) and also very frustrated because I am usually active and have done quite a bit of running in the past but that's out of the question at the moment.
Any advice would be appreciated. Emma