I have had asthma all my life. Most of the time I had no symptoms, lately, it has been very bad - keeping me awake and coughing a lot. I get breathless very easily now.
I was on Seretide 250 and Ventolin. Had a bad spell (needed several nebulisers over the last few weeks), now got a haemophilus chest infection and the doctor has put me on prednisolone, changed my Seretide to Symbicort and gave two more weeks of antibiotics.
I am a bit worried about weight gain on the prednisolone as well as what side affects symbicort has.
Is there any advice anyone can give me? One thing that worried me was the interaction of symbicort with alcohol - I don't drink during the week. Friday and Saturday nights I usually have 1-2 bottles of beer (I am definately a lightweight now!).
Sorry for what sounds a bit like a whinge. Feeling pretty rough and need a bit of help.
PS, wanted to clarify this (brain is definitely not running right today!) the alcohol wasn't the reason I was worried - just general side effects of symbicort.