Hi, I`ve got COPD and asthma but till now haven`t suffered from hayfever but I had a really sore throat and tight chest for two weeks. Anyway we went away for a few days in the caravan and it got worse so I took 6 steroid tablets a day for five days. This really helped but now I`m off them it`s all starting again Plus I feel bruised all over as I always do when I come off steroids. The thing is I can`t stay on pred forever. Any ideas? I have Bricanyl, Symbicort and Spiriva but they don`t seem to help `cos the breathlessness comes and goes as if I`m being squeezed. Also feel quite sick on and off. Sorry to moan but only other asthma sufferers know how it feels- I think other people think you`re making a fuss.