I was diagnosed with asthma a couple of years back after suffering chronic glandular fever. I had a few bad attacks that left me in hospital but on a whole its been ok until about 4 - 5 weeks ago. I'd been feeling unwell for about a week, went to bed early, woke up following morning, no voice, terrible cough, running temp, to be honest because I didnt have a wheeze assumed it was a cold. Waited a couple of days, was feeling even worse, went to gp, see asthma nurse who told me it was chronic asthma - my peak flow was 200.
2 course of steriods, course of antibiotics along with symbicourt 2 x 4 daily and blue releaver slowly eased but last couple of days feel like I've an iron band around my chest / lungs being tightened and pumps not easing and constantly short of breath - just walking up and down the stairs leaves me struggling. I keep hearing about brittle, severe and chronic asthma but no idea on the difference between them, can anyone advice please?