Every winter, my asthma (cough variant) becomes hard to control. I've just finished my second course of prednisolone within three weeks. A day later I can already feel my asthma symptoms gradually returning.
My doctor gave me the 5 day course of steroids then said I had to wait a week before I could take another pack. Is this right?
It's got to the point that without the steroids, I can't finish sentences, can't sleep, can't breathe. My reliever doesn't provide any relief. With the gaps between steroids, I feel that the next pack of steroids take longer to work and every year so far I've been admitted to hospital and given nebulisers.
I don't know what to do. I'm on symbicort, montelukast, spiriva (for COPD even though I don't have COPD).
I'm desperate. I had to resign from my last job because mentally and physically I couldn't carry on. I have a new job and don't want the same thing to happen again. I can't go out anywhere because I'm just physically tired and the coughing just doesn't stop.
Does anyone have any suggestions please?