Hi all, It's my first post here so I hope I've put it in the right place.
I was diagnosed with Asthma and Salicylate intolerance 6 months ago and I've certainly had my ups and downs getting my head round it all.
My problem at the moment started on sunday. I was out in the freezing cold all day and was very breathless and coughing continually and got little relief from my inhaler (symbicort) This continued on mon and tues, but I put it down to being out in the cold shopping. I haven't slept since sunday and overnight on tuesday I developed a temperature that paracetamol doesn't really touch. I saw a GP where I work yesterday morning who said I have a chest, ear and throat infection, a temp of 38 after taking paracetamol. I was prescribed steroids and antibiotics.
I seem to get relief from the wheezing and coughing for a few hours after I take the steroids but then it comes back as bad as ever. I can't lie down because I can't breathe and I'm exhausted.
I'm sorry for such a long post but I guess I'm just after some advice really. I have never had this happen before and I'm scared. Do I need to be a bit more patient and give the medication time to work? At what point do I need to go back to the doctor? Thank you for reading.