I'm new to this forum but not asthma. I was diagnosed with asthma about ten years ago. Up until now it has been fairly stable with some chest infections. I have seen the asthma nurse and have always had the flu jab. I have been really well lately so stopped taking my steroid inhaler. I have spoke to the nurse at my doctors about this. I am also dyslexic and dyspraxic both of which make me very forgetful. This has an effect on me taking my inhalers as I forget sometimes. I have received help from my gp who gave me some ideas on how to help me. Plus I spoke to one of the asthma nurses from asthma uk.
I am feeling quite rough at the moment and as a result feel low in myself. Two weeks ago I caught a very bad cold and have been totally floored by it I haven't had much energy and have a dreadful cough. Yesterday was the first night I slept probperly only waking once feeling like I couldn't breathe. I had seen a gp last week who couldn't hear anything on my chest as I was unable to take in a big enough breathe for her to listen. My breathless and coughing up blood she diagnosed a chest infection. I was put on antibiotics and a strong steroid inhaler. Sevon days later I still was unable to breathe well. I went back to work for a day and a half and went home early as I felt terrible. I then went to see my gp again who tried to listen to my chest. As she couldn't becuase it was so tight she sent me to our nurse for a nebuliser. I then went back to see her but not much had changed after the nebuliser. She sent me home with steroid tablets 8 a day and strong antibiotics. I am still cough and having coughing fits. I saw my gp again today who did say he fhought my chest did sound a little better.
I am scared as my asthma has never been this bad. It was the first time I had to have a nebuliser and am worried about catching another cold. I have to see either an asthma nurse or doctor in the new year to check everything is getting better.
Sorry for the long post just a very scared newbie.
Ps sorry for any bad spelling.