I have had asthma for 2 years and it usually flares up in the summer due to hay fever.
Two weeks ago I caught a cold which has now gone to my chest and caused me to have a chest infection.
Well, the coughing has been non stop - so much so I have almost been sick on a few occasions. Been waking in the night etc...
On Friday I saw the nurse practitioner who gave me amoxicillin for the infection (5days) and prednisolone steroids (5days), told me to use ventolin 4 times a day and to make sure I used my preventer - flixotide (always been bad at this)
I have done all of this.
This morning, I went back to see the nurse because I was still unwell, after listening to me coughing non stop and listening to my chest, she put me on a nebuliser for 5 or so minutes. This was about 11.30am
I have had to take ventolin since being home, 3 times, and I always use an aero chamber.
She also gave me some different antibiotics and more sterioids.
Since all this today, I have been feeling very tired and shaky, is this normal side effects of using a nebuliser, the tiredness I mean?
I have asked a GP and another asthma nurse a few times for a proper asthma action plan on paper, with the different zones for the peak flow etc... and this has not been given to me. I don't really seem to know about my asthma and how bad the condition can get for me as an individual.
I know realise that actually my asthma is not controlled and is effecting my lifestyle - I have had almost a week off work because of this.
I am now doing all I can, taking the flixotide twice everyday without fail.
Is there anything anyone can recommend to help, and is the tiredness after the nebuliser normal ? It's the first time I have ever had to use one so just getting things clear in my head.