Hi I am new to all this! I have had asthma since childhood and last night had the worst attack I have ever had as my asthma is usually very well controlled. I had a flare up in February after a cold which I needed steroid tablets and antibiotics for but it never really got back under control. Yesterday my preventers and relievers had no effect on it and my husband took me to the hospital last night as I couldn't talk (which is VERY unusual for me!!). Having come home with more steroids and antibiotics I am feeling really shaken up by the whole experience. I work as a teaching assistant in an infant school but I am not sure if it is a good idea to return to work or not yet. I love my job but the little darlings are great at sharing their germs!!!