After attending my GP practice 7 times since the start of December with night time coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness which they kept saying was I was ""post viral!"" , I was eventually diagnosed with asthma after attending A&E last Wednesday at 5 am in the morning!
I have been given a Clenil 200mcgms inhaler to be taken 1 puff in the morning and 1 puff in the evening and a salbutamol inhaler to use as required and an oral course of steroids 40mgs a day for 6 days.
I finished my oral steroids on Wednesday and today I can feel the ""purr"" of the wheeze starting in my chest and I have used my blue inhaler about 6 times already today.
Can anybody give me any advice on how long it takes to stabilise asthma after first being diagnosed and will I have to be put on long term oral steroids?