I have a really nasty check infection, I'm taking two courses of antibiotics for and steroids. I only usually get given steroids when it flares my ""asthma"" up and I end up in A&E with infections. I saw my gp today for another issue who checked my peak flow & said I wasn't far from needing A&E - my peak flow was 290 and my cut off point is 250 for needing hospital attention. I have a horrible wheezy painful cough which isn't shifting with anything, I have two more days left on the steroids. the gp who i saw today said that if my breathing got any worse to ring back and explain the situation to the receptionists during opening hours, or if it deteriorated after hours to go to the hospital. I wouldn't say I'm needing hospital, yet. the coughing is becoming really painful, I've pulled a muscle in my chest and cracked a rib on my left hand side. its taking quite a bit of salbultamol to make the coughing ease up and its coming back within half an hour.
The reason I say ""asthma"" is because my consultant isn't fully convince its fully asthma, if even asthma at all.
What would you do in this sort of situation?