Hope all is well.
I had to go to the out of hours doctors on Saturday as I had been up all night coughing and started to cough up green marcus my chest also feels very heavy and tight.
The doctor listen to my chest and said the air into my left lung is reduce and that I had a chest infection so did a prescription for clarithromycin 500mg Tabs which I have to take twice a day for a week along with my rescues dose of Pred. I have now been taking these scence Saturday but have not noticed much difference.
So was wondering how long antibiotics take to start working? and how long I should give it before going back a seeing my own doctor!
I am on quite a lot of different asthma medications:
Salbutamol Breath inhaler
Seretide 250 Inhaler
Montelukast 10mg Tablets
Phyllocontin 225mg twice daily
I also keep pred at home incase my peak flow flows below 360 as my personal best is 450. Currently my peak flow is 300 so I am on pred and I have had to up my salbutamol inhaler.
I went to work this morning but was sent home shortly after I got their. When I got home I went to bed and within an hour I was awoken by an asthma attack which I had to take my reliever quite a few times to releve my attack.
I do have a porta neb at home which I used to use but I have no nebules as the doctor has said that a reliever taken with a spacer is just as good as a nebulizer. My reliever does not fit the spacers that I have a aero chamber and and a volumic spacer. So I didn't know if I should try asking him again, I am under an asthma nurse and doctor at my surgery.
I look forward to hearing your suggestions.