I have asthma and have been having a rough time with it over the last three months. I have been treated by GPs. I have been on steroids since October and want to get off them. The dose has varied from the standard 40mgs a day to 15mg a day ( which I am on now) the dose has gone up and down in relation to symptoms. I am also taking symbicort and spiriva.
I have had a mix of daily symptoms from wheezing and tight chest to breathlessness. I have seen GPs for news a couple of times and use Ventolin in various doses.
I am also having side effects from the steroids - puffy face and weight gain. Will this go once I stop the steroids?
Over the last week I have had a tight chest with slight wheezing from the top part of the chest. I have difficulty in knowing when to get the extra help. When I have an attack I am usually wheezy. This is different and am unsure if I should go for help. Particularly in eve and at weekends. My surgery are very good and will see me same day If I have symptoms.
When do others ask for the extra help?
Any advice or comments would be helpful.