Really random post!!
I have been suspected of having asthma for years, and have had a blue reliever inhaler for when necessary, which has usually been when its cold, when I'm ill or during hayfever times - most of the year then
Anyway since September I have had constant chest infections, which have brought on really bad asthma attacks, which have seen me hospitalised on Oxygen, Salbutamol and Atrovent Nebs - and I've finally got an official Asthma diagnosis - don't know how its been missed really as PFV has varied by around 250 at times - 520 at best at absolute worse (in hospital 250)!
The GP after first admission put me on QVAR 100, which didn't seem to make any difference, even after a 3 month period. I was admitted again last thursday and kept in over night due to PFV etc, given 50mg Prednisolone and 1500mg Amoxycillin daily (both for 8 days), and advised to have a follow up GP appointment to discuss being put on seretide - a combination drug, which I have done. The Salmaterol in this already seems to be having an impact, though I am aware the Fluctiasone in it will take time to ""kick in"".
My question is, are the drugs that I am on much more potent than just the Beclomethasone/salbutamol combination? If so will it have any negative health implications in the long run?
Since September I have been on antibiotics 5 times and prednisolone (varying from 30-50md per day) 3 times!!
Hope it gets under control soon!!