Bit of a rant....so beware! I went to see my gp today but saw someone new, and the advice i wears given shocked me.
I went with suspected tonsillitis but was worried that it might spread and affect my chest as I haven't been well over the festive period (had a holiday to costa and now on 60mgs pred) he did my pf which was 250 ( my best is 420) then listened to chest and said that it was fine apart from a few crackles and then confirmed that I did have tonsillitis. He then asked me what I wanted from him, so I explained that if it was appropriate could I have antibiotics before the infection got hold...he agreed to antibiotics but then asked what kind I wanted so I just said whatever is most appropriate and say looking at me for a bit before he realised he had to decide! So I then asked bout reducing the pred and he said to just drop to 10mgs tomorrow...I was gobsmaked!! I did suggest that it might a bit risky to drop pred like that and he seemed surprised at my reaction, se he then said drop to 50mgs instead which is fine but doesn't alter the fact that my pf is slowly dropping and I have an infection on board! Maybe I will wait till I see the consultant on Monday.