I was wondering if anyone could offer me some advice.
I have been asthmatic since I was two or three years old but until this week, I haven't had a flare up since before I was a teenager (I'm 27 tomorrow) so I haven't taken any medications until now.
On Monday, my neighbour was cutting my grass for me and I normally get hayfever in the summer which isn't usually a problem as I'll take an antihistamine and I'll be fine the next day. I started wheezing and coughing as well as getting a blocked nose. I managed to get a little bit of sleep on Monday and Tuesday but I woke up on Wednesday morning at 5am and have now been awake for four days with no end in sight. I was taking a cough bottle and antihistamines until Thursday when it got really bad that I ended up at the doctor's who gave me Ventolin and Qvar inhalers, a week's worth of prednisolone and a week's worth of antibiotics as my doctor thought there might be an underlying chest infection.
Every time I lay my head down, I can hear and feel the wheezing in my throat and then of course I have to cough. I went to see the out of hours doctor today who upped my prednisolone and apparently I'm not breathing correctly when I take my inhalers so told me to concentrate on breathing deeply so it goes all the way into my lungs. I do smoke but when all this started I stopped immediately. The doctor at the hospital also told me that sleeping tablets weren't the answer and reiterated concentrating on my breathing. So right now I'm sat here, totally wired because I can't sleep and at my wit's end about what to do now. I've taken some Nytol but that's not worked either.
Any advice and help is appreciated.