I've had asthma since 2007 aged 23, apart from winter and colds, flus etc I've had it under control using Clenil 50 2 puffs a day and Ventolin 100 when needed.
In the last three weeks my symptoms have worsened and last Wednesday the doc put me on Clenil 100 taking 800 micrograms per day again Ventolin when needed.
After three days off work I returned Saturday and had an attack and again on Sunday ( both times I managed to control it myself).
I went back to the docs Monday and he put me on Pred 5mg 6 x a day and Antibiotics even tho my chest sounds clear.
I'm taking both inhalers at 800 micrograms a day but I'm still feeling terrible, I haven't gone back to work as I am only able to get out of bed for short periods of time.
When I'm up and moving my chest tightens, I get out of breath and cough. I'm also experiencing hot flashes ( could this be the Pred?)
I'm not used to feeling like this and really need to get back to work, I work as a Supervisor for a clothing store and my job is very active! I'm finding it very difficult.
I don't know what to do next if these steroids do not help!! At my surgery you never see the same doc and neither doc I've seen have been very helpful.
Sorry for waffling on, as its pretty much been under control I'm not used to feeling this way and what to do.
Any similar experiences and/or advice would be greatly received
Sarah Amy x