After having step 3 controlled asthma for around 40 years this week things haver been a bit hairy to say the least. PF dropped from 420 to less than 350 and breathing is like I have run a marathon in four minutes. First ride with a blue light and first trip to A&E in Bury Lancs. Today back to the quacks and guess what, straight onto a neb followed by two further weeks off work and a DIY neb for home. Any advice on how to get the most benefit from teh machine? Nebs are Salbutamol 5mg and Ipratropium 250 four times a day. 40mg of Preds make me hungry but to try and eat when you cannot breathe is difficult. What the h5ll is going on?