I know many of you will be feeling the same way as I do at the moment with my asthma.
I am currently suffering with a chest infection and my asthma is really playing up. My peak flow drop last Wednesday to 350 and I had started to coughing up greeny yellowy phlegm so I started 30mg pred and booked a emergency doctors appointment for that afternoon. The doctor examined me said that I did have a serve chest infection and made a prescription for clarcycin antibiotics which are for people suffering from server infections.
Still feeling really poorly and peak flow is still hovering around the 350 mark so hardly any improvement. I was sent home last Thursday from work as I was really poorly with my chest.
I work in a school with children with special needs so you have to be 100 to carry out your role as teaching assistant. I really don't like taking time of work!
I have made a doctors appointment for first thing tomorrow morning as my asthma is playing up day and night and I struggling sleeping. I cough non stop and am unable to catch my breath so need my blue inhaler a lot at the moment. My chest has also been very tight. I am also taking seretide 250, monkalukast and phyollocontin everyday but am still feeling really weak.
I had the same problem with my asthma and chest infections last year and I was nearly admitted to hospital for treatment. I am really hoping The doctor does not send me to tomorrow as I really don't like hospital. I was also signed of last year for 3 weeks and I am hoping this does not happen as I have not been in this job long only scene September! It is a job I love doing!
Next week I am due to have some lung function test at the hospital but I may not be able to have them now as I have the chest infection. The consultant want the test results before my next appointment on the 8th April.
I don't know what to do I am worried about the appointment tomorrow and the fact I am feeling no better than last Wednesday.