My mild asthma is normally fine during summer and flares up during autumn/winter. I play it by ear when to start taking my steriod inhaler. I normally know when I am starting to get more attacks its time to take the steriod as the attacks appear gradually... The problem is flu hit and its suddenly went from no attacks to 4/5 attacks a day Last night I had a bad attack where my inhaler (blue) did not work until I had taken 3 doses /clicks. My chest aches on the right side continuously and I have a constant cough/tight chest.
Will a trip to the doctors actually result in a change of treatment or will they just say to bide my time and wait for the steroid to kick in (a week)
Attacks for me are fairly typical : tight chest/ coughing/ wheezing/ difficulty in getting breath (ie my chest feels extremely heavy to get breath in) but never to the point where I cant speak.