Hi I sometimes post on the parents board as I have a 3 yr old with asthma but I myself do not, however, since having a rather annoying cough for several months now and no joy with antibiotics the gp gave me a 5 day course of prednisalone which got it! for 10 days I didn't cough then it came back so he has just given me a preventer inhaler!?! It is the same one as my son uses, becotide 100, and I am on 4 puffs am and pm. Is this a little strange since I *don't* have asthma?
As it happens after 5 days my cough has almost gone again! could be coincedence.
Anyway before the pred course I was very naughty and one night whilst coughing so much I was unable to breath I had a go on sons ventolin (oops I know I know)
It was almost instant relief and I decided not to go to a&e afterall. I am now thinking maybe I should cause I would probably of been sorted by now.
Anyway rambling on abit now sorry.
Is it normal for a non-asthmatic to be given a preventer? I am due to go back to the gp in a week and want to be armed with questions etc.
ps. he did get me to blow into a peak flow thing and it was 450, which he says is good. However I don't have enough puff to play my saxaphone for very long and haven't since the coughing started.