My asthma has been pretty good since I came off the steriods a few years ago (I was on them for 11 months, blew up like a fish, gained 3 stone!!), aside from the little blips here and there. But recently I have noticed a decline in my asthma. It started a few weeks ago with a chest infection, and so I was put just on antibiotics. It seemed to clear it. But weirdly enough this weekend (a week after the final antibiotic), it started coming back. That familiar pain in your chest when you know a chest infection is coming! One asthma attack and lots of wheezing later and I went back to the doctor who gave me more antibiotics and steriods this time around.
I find it weird that this all starts up again (as this is how I ended up staying on the steriods before.. repeated chest infections) when I start a new job in central london. Is the commuting to blame?
Does anyone have any breathing exercises I could do to strengthen my lungs? I know swimming is good, and I do yoga once a week too. Also, is anyone suffering with any hayfever problems now the sun is suddenly out? Just wondering if it's an allergy also.
Sorry for all the questions! Thanks, Nat