I've been coughing almost constantly now for 2 weeks (and i've completely lost my voice today too) so i decided it was time to see the doctor. I got in about 5.15 (not bad in our surgery for a 5pm appointment). She did all the normal tests - tempertaure / look in my ears and throat / peak flow and listen to my chest and back, she asked me to take a couple of deep breaths - cue lots of coughing!! The result is that i've got an infection in my left lung so i've been given 7 days amoxicillin and 5 days pred. I've never had pred before and that surprised her too cos she asked how long i'd been asthmatic (most of my life) and then commented it was unusual that i'd not come across steroids before - guess i've just usually got very good control.
What should i expect from the pred? I've been told to take it after my breakfast (30mg) but that's about it.