Long story. Had pneumonia. Wound up in hospital. Treated with 20 days of antibiotics. Was better from that but not 100% but then got a cold. Then had 4 day asthma
Attack when couldn't talk more than 2 words without gasping for air. Been in and out of hospital and am now on day 12 of 80mg of pred with another 11 to go (now a tapering dose) I don't feel so sore anymore but still completely out of puff from doing easy things like getting dressed!
It turns out my phosphate level is low I can't find much about it other than it may be caused by over breathing so I'm wondering now was I having asthma attack or was I hyperventilating or do the two go hand in hand? I'm new to all this had asthma for a long time but so mild it has never been more than an irritation. I didn't know it could make you feel so dreadful and exhausted permanently! Been 7 weeks now and getting very fed up! Docs not sure what's even going on I don't think as my peak flow is really good yet I can't go more than 3 hrs without ventolin and I'm easily out of breath. Odd.
Also on 4 puffs twice a day of the beclomestone brown inhaler so 800. Anyone got any experience of this or any advice? Worried and just want to feel like my lungs have air in them for a change. Thanks