Good evening everyone,
I bet many of you are finding it more of a strangle now as the wet and cold weather has set in.
My asthma has really started to play up since Saturday night when my peak flow started to drop. On Sunday when I took my peak flow it was down to 320 when my personal best is 450. So I started with 30mg pred but my chest is still very tight and pain with the need for lots of salbutamol. I have now been on pred for 3 days with not much improvement peak flow up to 340 this evening so still quite rough and no energy to do anything. I have been feeling short of breath, have been waking up in the early hours of the morning coughing and have had a tight and painful chest for the last few days.
It does not help with the weather the way it is and the school where I work got flooded at the weekend so the humidity is awful it is not very easy for me to work with my asthma playing up. The school has hired lots of industrial dehumidify to help with the damp problem but it is a nightmare on the old lungs. I am having a couple of asthma attacks most days but don't really want to take time of before christmas as I have only been in this job 3 months.
I don't really think I am bad enough for an ambulance or hospital treatment yet. But I am not sure if to ring 111 to ask for advice as I don't feel good or see if I can get an out of hours doctors appointment or maybe wait until the morning and make a doctors appointment at my own surgery. I am not sure what to do for the best!
My currant medications are as fellows: Salbutamol, Seretide 250,Montelukast 10mg, Phyllocontin 22mg twice a day and 30 or 40mg pred in accordance with asthma management plan. I take Fexofenadine and Mometasone nasal spray for alleges all year around.
If anyone has any ideas what I can do please let me know thank you.
Sorry for the long post. I just don't know what to do for the best.