Fed up and need advice!

I'm new here and new to Asthma although its in the family! Since a week last Friday when I have had,y first breathless attack! Was frightening. Since then my chest has hurt and felt tight since then. I have an outer ear infection too! Went back to Drs today and have to up my flutiform to 3 puffs in morning and evening! I'm also on 6 steroids in morning and when needed my ventolin! Normally I suffer with the coughing variant wich is better! I get out of breath when I do stuff! Over the last week! Hope this is making sense! I'm off work as I can't do much as it is leaving me out of breath. Any advice would be useful! Not feeling happy which doesn't help!

Thanks for reading this everyone!

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  • What dose of Flutiform are you on? I'm on Flutiform too! Have you got a peak flow meter? My doctor has given me virtually free reign over my dosage of Flutiform so I can up or lower my dosage (to an extent) based on my peak flow and symptoms....

    Hopefully the steroids and a rest from work will help. Attacks are scary, and in my experience it can take up to a week to start feeling better...

  • I did too much last week! Now every time I do something I feel breathless! Peak flow has gone down to 300 andim on 6 steriods a day! Hope I get over it soon as I have a family wedding soon!

  • I did too much last week! Now every time I do something I feel breathless! Peak flow has gone down to 300 andim on 6 steriods a day! Hope I get over it soon as I have a family wedding soon!

    What is your predicted peak flow? 300 is right at the start of my yellow zone so I'm usually still okay with Flutiform on that... I would start thinking about steroids if my peak flow was under 220-240 depending on how I responded to Flutiform...

  • I normally can get just over 400. I'm taking steriods at mo!

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