Hi - I have been diagnosed with suspected asthma for the last 6 weeks. I have been on steroids for 5 days, am on a blue inhaler 4 times and day and as required and also on Seretide 500. It did get a bit better on the first lot of steroids and when I went on to Seretide, but I have been really tight chested for a week since the snow came. It is nearly like this all the time except when in bed, and if I do any activity at all even normal moving around it seems to get worse. I asked the GP for more steroids which I have been taking for 5 days and these have not helped.
Please is this normal with asthma, as the blue inhaler helps a bit, but is not getting it back to normal, and the steroids really helped last time? I am feeling quite scared about it all, and wondering if I have uncontrolled asthma or something else. I have had a chest xray which was clear, blood tests which were clear and my heart seems ok.
At what stage should I go to see a doctor when it gets tight, as I would have to go every day the way things are at the moment?