How long does it usually take you to recover from a bad spell?
I've always been asthmatic, but I have been very lucky with it - preventer and odd puff of reliever had me fully controlled, never needed time off for it or anything.
I've been bad for the last 7 weeks or so, was on various doses (mostly not high enough I think) of pred for about 5 weeks. At first the gp had said to take my reliever (salamol) 4 times a day, but I was really struggling on that so the nurse said to take it as often as I needed, which was about every 2 hours at first.
Now, I'm back down to taking the salamol 4 times a day (sometimes 3, sometimes 5) but I'm still feeling a bit rotten. My breathing is never fully normal or easy, I always seem to be tight or breathless. It varies a lot depending (I think) on the weather which has always been a trigger for me. Also, my voice hasn't sounded normal for ages, I hate answering the phone in work as it's sometimes quite squeaky and I sometimes struggle with my breathing on long sentences if I haven't had a chance to take my reliever. Also, I'm absolutely wrecked, even though I'm getting plenty of sleep.
I know my problems are so minor compared to many of you, but I miss my normal, healthy life! Is it normal to take this long to feel better?