I have recently been diagnosed with Asthma after a very bad chest infection I've had for the the past few months and had difficulties with my GP. I was finally admitted to hospital and started to be treated but this does not appear to be improving, the consultant is seeing me weekly following my discharge, I have been on preds for 6 weeks, and now currently increased from 30mg to 60mg daily due to my lack of improvement, 4 puffs of symbicort twice a day and regularly using my salbutamol reliever and mucodyne syrup, singulair tablets which he took me off.
The hospital and specialist have been great but now it seems that tablets is the only answer and these are making me feel worse and put on lots of weight should I be asking for more tests? should I just be waiting? even on this med my peak flow is up and down 350 to 500, I feel really tight chested constantly trying to clear my throat and out of breath just doing basics around the house.
I am back again on thursday at the consultant and feel now like he's not going to believe I haven't improved much and I am under pressure to be returning to work?
Any advice or help much appreciated