I think this might be a long post so please bear with me.
About 3 weeks ago I had my first ambulance ride to A&E with my first serious asthma attack since being diagnosed. Several nebs and IV steroids later, they sent me home with some antibiotics, saying that it was a chest infection which had set me off.
Throughout the course of antibiotics I still did not feel right, and when I saw my GP a week later, she was not at all happy that they did not send me home with some oral steroids as well. She prescribed a 5 day course of prednisolone. That very night I got worse and was blue lighted back to hospital, this time for several days.
The eventually let me out with a higher dose of pred and told me all would be fine.
Thing is, I am still not 'fine'. Since coming out of hospital the GP has weaned me down to 30mg per day, yet I am still getting wheezy and out of breath on exertion. So long as I sit about on my bum doing nothing, I am fine, but as soon as I get up to do anything, my lungs throw a hissy fit.
I'm due to see GP again on thurs but I'm not sure what to ask for. Surely the meds should be working better than this?