I am new to this so excuse me if I waffle on!
I am 25 and been suffering with breathing problems and asthma since I was a few weeks old.
I was diagnosed several years ago as having brittle asthma.
When I am well, I can be really well and have several weeks with no symptoms or very few, but when I am bad, I am virtually unable to do anything. I struggle with just getting up and downstairs.
About 3-4 weeks ago, I have a bad attack and had prednisolone for a week. Then, on Wednesday, I had another bad attack and had to leave work early and go straight to the docs, where they said I had a chest infection as well as asthma so once again I was put on pred and amoxicillin.
Since weds, I have not felt myself at all, normally after a couple of days on pred, I start to improve but no such luck this time.
On Friday, I went back to the doctors, who sent me to hospital for an x-ray, which showed there was no infection, it is just an exacerbation on asthma. The docs said, if I was not improving then to go to A&E as they were not sure what else they could do to help.
Then, yesterday, I was still no better so I went to A&E, they did bloods, x-rays - all clear. They nebulised me and sent me home again.
I am still not feeling any better, but I am feeling different to normal.
I have a lot of pains in my chest, it may sound silly, but it feels really tired and achey. I also am lacking energy and can't even face going out, which is really unlike me.
I am also feeling really fed up with it all. I know there are far worse off than me, but sometimes it just gets to me.
I don't really know where to go next. I have been given enough pred now to last me two weeks but I feel like I should be improving by now. My peak flow is improving but as soon as I do anything, I feel my chest tightening and like an attack is starting off again.
I am not sure if the heat / wet combination with the weather could be affecting it?
I am also feeling quite stressed with it all, which prob isn't helping.
I am also being chief bridesmaid soon and the hen do is Saturday so I really want to be well for that!
Anyway, I have ranted on for ages - sorry! It would be nice to hear from anyone who is feeling the same way as me.