My GP has just prescribed me Prednisolone and Salmeterol to get me over a bout of severe symptoms; I was diagnosed with asthma many years ago but hadn't bothered keeping up with inhalers as it was so mild and I didn't want to get dependent. Tomorrow is the last day on the Prednisolone, and it looks like I'll be needing to be stricter with myself in future to keep episodes like this at bay.
Seems my symptoms have come on because of a combination of stress and pregnancy, so there's no saying how they will develop over the next few months and I have no very clear idea what my actual triggers are ...
I've had a week off work because I've been too breathless to travel or function, waking up 2 or 3 times a night coughing and crying, taking Ventolin every couple of hours ... So next week I hope to be back at my desk to get some things finished before my maternity leave, but also I'm thinking i should get to see my GP again and see how I control this long term.
Am I being too optimistic? I feel like a real fraud sitting on my backside all week, and I want to get back to work, but reading everyone's posts here I think maybe I shouldn't be trying to prove anything just now and should take it easy until it's properly under control.
Does anyone have any thoughts? Anyone else been through similar situation? All advice gratefully received