How long does it usually take to get over an exacerbation? I know everybody is different and so recovery times will probably vary but I just want a bit of reassurance. I got very poorly over the Christmas break and had to start my emergency prednisolone on boxing day. I took the last dose of my prednisolone course this morning and whilst the course has helped I'm still feeling pretty terrible. I still have a fairly heavy salbutamol requirement (although nowhere near as much as I needed at the worst point), and although my peak flow is almost back to normal (with a lot of help from the salbutamol) I'm still finding myself out of breath very easily. I just feel tired and exhausted all the time and I'm after some reassurance that I'm likely to start to feeling more like myself soon.